Peruvian farmer sues German energy firm RWE

24.11.2016 - Deutsche Welle

Peruvian farmer sues German energy firm RWE

A court case brought by a Peruvian farmer against energy firm RWE started today in Germany. Melting glaciers are threatening his home and city.

The causes are climate change and RWE’s huge carbon emissions, he alleges. A Peruvian farmer and mountain guide is suing German energy firm RWE, alleging its contribution to climate change is threatening his home, in a trial which began today in the District Court of Essen, Germany. Saúl Lliuya hails from Huaraz, a city located in the Andean Mountains in western Peru, and says his family and a large part of the city are facing catastrophic flooding as global warming melts a nearby glacier. As a result, water levels in the mountain lake above the city … continue reading

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