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Australian Conservation Foundation v. Minister for Planning

Environmental groups challenged an amendment to the provisions of a local planning scheme that was necessary for the expansion of the Hazelwood coal mine in southeastern Australia. The petitioners claimed that the environment effects statement (EES) should have included analysis of the impacts of carbon emissions when the coal is later burned. The terms of reference for the EES stated that “[t]he Panel is not to consider matters related to greenhouse gas emissions from the Hazelwood Power Station - these issues are being addressed through a separate process. ”

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Hancock Coal Pty Ltd. v. Kelly and Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (No. 4)

Hancock Coal Pty Ltd. v. Kelly and Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (No. 4) [2014] QLC 12
Land Court of Queensland

Esta decisión se refería al Proyecto de Carbón Alfa, un proyecto de minería de carbón a gran escala propuesta por Hancock Carbón en la Cuenca Galilee. El uso predominante de la tierra en esta zona es pastoral, especialmente el pastoreo de ganado.

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Ashgar Leghari v. Federation of Pakistan

Ashgar Leghari v. Federation of Pakistan (W.P. No. 25501/2015)
Lahore High Court Green Bench [Magistratura Verde del Tribunal Superior de Lahore] 

Un agricultor entabló un litigio de interés público, alegando que la inacción y demora del Gobierno de Pakistán en implementar la Política Nacional de Cambio Climático y en abordar las vulnerabilidades asociadas con el cambio climático violan los derechos constitucionales fundamentales a la vida y a la dignidad.

En su primera orden, emitida el 4 de septiembre de 2015, la Magistratura Verde declaró:

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Asghar Leghari v. Federation of Pakistan

Ashgar Leghari v. Federation of Pakistan (W.P. No. 25501/2015)
Lahore High Court Green Bench

A farmer filed a public interest litigation alleging the government of Pakistan’s inaction and delay in implementing the National Climate Change Policy and addressing vulnerabilities associated with climate change violates the fundamental constitutional rights to life and dignity. 

In its first order, issued 4 September 2015, the Green Bench declared:

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