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Canada Canadian teens to sue Ottawa over government's role in climate change

18:55  23 october  2019
18:55  23 october  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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The government further contends that because “global climate change affects everyone in the world,” the plaintiffs’ are not suffering from a legally actionable The young plaintiffs, however, have argued that the particulars of climate science, and the role of the U. S . government in exacerbating climate

In challenging the government ’ s role in climate change on constitutional grounds Julia Olson, the plaintiffs’ lead lawyer, harkens to the Olson first tuned in to the climate change threat when, eight months pregnant with her youngest child, she watched An Inconvenient Truth, former Vice President

Teenage Canadian activists are planning to sue the federal government over climate change, claiming Ottawa's role in perpetuating the crisis violates their fundamental rights.

The impending lawsuit from 15 teens across Canada will claim they have "suffered specific, individualized injuries" due to climate change, interfering with their constitutional rights to life, liberty and security of the person.

They are also claiming the government's "contribution" to high levels of greenhouse gases and "dangerous" climate change infringes on their right to equality, since young people are disproportionately effected by long-term effects of a deteriorating climate.

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The teens who are part of this lawsuit are working hard to prepare, even as the federal government tries to stop them. “Because the government has violated our rights for so long, they now need to be held accountable and take responsibility and reduce the effects of climate change and reduce our

The Justice Department has sued California over a climate change initiative that now extends into Canada , saying the state cannot make international agreements. The state of Oregon recently passed legislation that would allow it to link into the Western Climate Initiative’ s cap-and-trade system.

In an unusual move, the intent to file the lawsuit was announced Wednesday by the David Suzuki Foundation, which is backing the teens as a co-plaintiff. The foundation said they plan to file in federal court on Friday ahead of a climate strike in Vancouver.

A statement from the foundation said the lawsuit will call on the federal government to "protect young Canadians, do its fair share to stabilize the climate system and avert the catastrophic consequences of climate change."

a group of people holding a sign posing for the camera: Thousands of students participated in a strike in Vancouver to raise awareness about the threat climate change poses to the planet and the futures of young people on Sept. 16. On Friday, 15 teens from across Canada say they plan to sue the federal government over its environmental policies.© Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Thousands of students participated in a strike in Vancouver to raise awareness about the threat climate change poses to the planet and the futures of young people on Sept. 16. On Friday, 15 teens from across Canada say they plan to sue the federal government over its environmental policies.

The Canadian youth, comprised of teens from eight provinces and one territory, are being represented by high-profile constitutional lawyer Joseph Arvay.

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Environment Canada is committed to protecting the environment, conserving the country’ s natural heritage, and providing weather and meteorological information to keep Canadians Tab 2:Learn more about Canada ’ s Changing Climate . Tab 3: Canada ’ s Nature Legacy: protecting our nature.

A network of young people in Quebec have applied to sue the Canadian government for failing to But Ottawa ’ s official carbon pollution reduction target—cutting emissions 30 per cent below 2005 The firm has pointed to several examples of how weak climate targets infringe on rights in Canada .

The lawsuit is the latest in a series of legal actions filed by youth around the world in recent years. A group of young Americans sued the U.S. federal government in 2015, accusing federal officials and oil industry executives of violating their due process rights by knowing for decades that carbon pollution poisons the environment, but doing nothing about it.

The rash of lawsuits, including the Canadian effort, are supported by Our Children's Trust, a nonprofit organization that says it's dedicated to protecting natural systems for present and future generations.

Sustainibiliteens, the teenage rally organizers who have organized previous climate strikes in Vancouver, say they are set to speak about the lawsuit ahead of Friday's rally. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16, plans to go to the Vancouver protest.

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