STAFF REPORT LHR: A seven-year-old Pakistani girl is suing her government over climate change, arguing that the state has a responsibility to protect common natural resources for the benefit of future generations.
The groundbreaking Supreme Court challenge will highlight the Pakistani governments statements on the importance of tackling climate change, and contrast them against plans to massively increase coal consumption.
Rabib Ali, through her father, Pakistani Attorney Qazi Ali Athar, is the petitioner in the case. Shes supported by the US based not-for-profit Our Childrens Trust, which is building a wave of youth-led climate action around the globe.
“I want my government to take a pledge by creating a plan that will allow me and future generations a safe environment to grow up in,” she said.