The Borneo Post (Sabah)

Young activists sue Brazil over ‘carbon trick’


Six young climate activists are suing the Brazilian government for revising its commitment­s under the Paris Agreement in a way that allows the country to emit more greenhouse gases, environmen­talists said Wednesday.

The lawsuit seeks to annul the revised emissions commitment­s Brazil submitted in December, which effectivel­y increased the country’s 2030 carbon target by more than 400 million tonnes.

The move “is a flagrant violation of the Paris Agreement, which only allows countries to increase the level of ambition of their NDCs (nationally determined contributi­ons), not reduce it,” said 24-yearold indigenous activist Txai Surui, one of the plaintiffs, in a statement posted to Twitter by her environmen­tal group, Engajamund­o.

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