Torres Strait representatives invite Australian PM to visit their islands and see impact of climate change for himself
Torres Strait Islanders who are bringing a case against the Australian government for their inaction on climate change have formally requested Prime Minister Scott Morrison visit their low-lying islands and witness for himself climate impacts in the region.
In a groundbreaking climate change case announced today, lawyers with ClientEarth are acting on behalf of a group of indigenous Australians from the Torres Strait region.
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In a first of its kind case, a pension fund member in Australia has taken their fund to court over a lack of information on what it knows about the impact of climate change on his investments and what it is doing about it.
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