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Peruvian Farmer Takes German Energy Giant to Court

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Peruvian Farmer Takes German Energy Giant to Court
Saul Luciano Lliuya. Pascale Sury

A German court on Monday moved forward a case brought by a Peruvian farmer against a German utility alleging climate-related damages.

Saul Luciano Lliuya claims in his suit that emissions from the German energy giant RWE have endangered his hometown of Huaraz by melting glaciers and swelling a mountain lake that threatens to flood the region.


While RWE has no operations in Peru, the suit uses a 2013 study to estimate that the company is responsible for .05 percent of global emissions, and using that calculation seeks more than $20,000 towards the $4 million cost of building flood protections for Huaraz.

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Reuters, AFP, Deutsche Welle

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