Two years ago, a group of teenagers and pre-teenagers. Petitioned at the United Nations The top five exporters are said to be violating their rights. On Monday, a UN committee tasked with reviewing his complaint, primarily awarded him a trophy of participation and then ruled in favor of countries that spread large-scale pollution.
The lawsuit was filed against Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany and Turkey, five G20 countries that have signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child. In the complaint, Greta Tinberg and 15 co-defendants allege that the countries are violating their rights but using the atmosphere as a carbon dioxide waste dump. These countries responded by saying that they have climate plans and are doing their best, and that if the children really want a solution, they should sue in every country so that the courts there Be able to handle it.
After two years of hearing, the children did not get the treatment they asked for. The committee concluded that yes, climate change is a major problem and yes, countries around the world are responsible for eliminating emissions due to harm to children. But it ruled that the children had failed to clear legal paths in the five countries listed in the complaint, and that the committee would not hold those countries accountable until that happened.
“I have no doubt that this decision will upset the committee in the future,” petitioner Alexandria Villasinor said in a statement.. “When climate disasters are more severe than they are, the committee will be very sorry for not doing the right thing when given the opportunity. In the climate crisis, children are increasingly on the front lines, accounting for 80 per cent of the weather.” Are more than Deaths. Yet, adults have failed to protect us.
“Surprisingly, the manner in which the committee primarily acknowledged that the rights of these children have been violated is a necessary link between these costs and the harm to our clients, and the responsibility of these states.” They need to reduce emissions. Prevent children from being harmed outside their borders. This process will take years on its own. And as we all know, there are no years left to reduce emissions. This must be done immediately. “
In fact, perhaps the most prominent issue in US courts is climate change. Juliana v. United States, A case filed in 2015 by children and young adults who are still on their way through the judicial system. During this time, emissions have increased without checking to save the collision in 2020 which was an epidemic. Meteorological science, meanwhile, shows that carbon pollution needs to be curtailed at a rate now. About 8% per yearEvery year in this decade, a fair shot to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) is one of the goals set out in the Paris Agreement. As a result of this “safe” level of global warming The world is very different Compared to our current, which is about 1.8 to 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit (1 degree Celsius) warmer than before the industrial era.
“It is a victory in terms of advancing human rights law that the committee recognizes these states’ responsibility for the human rights of children beyond their borders, because that is what these five states have done,” Galmore said. Refused. ” “But again, a concise victory is a hollow victory.”
Although the case did not turn out as the children had hoped, it would only increase the pressure on world leaders next month when they Meet in Glasgow for important climate talks.. It should not be on children, of course, to remind leaders over the years of alarm bells from scientists and other aspects of civil society. But it looks like it’s all on deck.
“This decision really emphasizes the need for environmental action that children around the world have already taken up,” Galmore said. “This is another example that, quite frankly, the adult human rights system is failing the world’s youth.”