• Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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Nine-year-old sues Indian government over inaction on climate change

India is home to four of the 10 worst ranked cities in the world for air pollution.

By: Sarwar Alam

A nine-year-old girl has filed a legal case against the Indian government for failing to take action on climate change, highlighting the growing concern over pollution and environmental degradation in the country. In the petition filed with the National Green Tribunal (NGT), a special court for environment-related cases, Ridhima Pandey said the government has failed to implement its environment laws. “As a young person (Ridhima) is part of a class that amongst all Indians is most vulnerable to changes in climate, yet are not part of the decision making process,” the 52-page petition said. The petition called on the tribunal…

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