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30 Nov 2017

AFP (France) and Guardian (UK)

Germany: High court confirms it will hear Peruvian farmer's climate change case against RWE

German court to hear Peruvian farmer's climate case against RWE ", 30 Nov 2017

A German court has ruled that it will hear a Peruvian farmer’s case against energy giant RWE over climate change damage in the Andes...

...Lliuya argues that RWE, as one of the world’s top emitters of climate-altering carbon dioxide, must share in the cost of protecting his hometown Huaraz from a swollen glacier lake at risk of overflowing from melting snow and ice.

...Now the court must decide whether “the accused’s contribution to the chain of events depicted here is measurable and calculable,”...

...The court said in a statement that it will choose experts to evaluate the claim in cooperation with both plaintiff and defendant, with Lliuya paying about €20,000 in fees up front.

...RWE could not immediately be reached for comment.