INDIA

Photo: sandeepachetan.com

Photo: sandeepachetan.com

March 22, 2017

Nine-year-old Ridhima Pandey filed a petition against the government of India in the National Green Tribunal, asserting that the Indian government has failed to fulfill its duties to her and the Indian people to mitigate climate change. The case includes allegations based on India’s Constitution, the Public Trust Doctrine, Intergenerational Equity, but also alleges the non-implementation of four environmental laws dating as far back as 1980, has contributed to the adverse impacts of climate change across India.

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