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.