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Mexican court to hear youths' climate change case against government
(Reuters, 3 Sep 2020) Young people aged 17 to 23 have brought the case in an attempt to force officials to set clearer policies against climate change.
A Mexican court will later this week hear a case brought on by 15 young people demanding the government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador set out clear policies on climate change, documents show.
Lopez Obrador is under increased pressure to help mitigate the effects of climate change.
The plaintiffs from the state Baja California filed a legal stay of proceedings, known locally as amparo, before a district court in administrative matters, several documents related to the case show.
In it, the youths, aged 17 to 23, demand clearer regulations and public policies derived from the country's existing General Law on Climate Change and the Mexican constitution, the documents showed.
All of the documents, which have not been made public, were provided by a representative of the plaintiffs.
The hearing is scheduled for Sept. 4 and comes just days after the country's environment minister quit.
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