here’s how it got there

A Delorean from Back to the Future at Montecitorio. How did it get there? No, it is not the result of a time travel by Professor Doc Brown organized for Marty McFly. The reason is a protest implemented by the environmental NGO A Sud on the occasion of World Environment Day.

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The protest in Montecitorio

Even in Italy, therefore, associations and citizens are suing the state for non-compliance with the climate crisis, as has already happened in other countries of the world. The initiative, presented this morning in Rome, saw over two hundred associations and citizens sue the state, asking for concrete actions to counter the global warming crisis. The case was initiated before the Civil Court of Rome against the Italian State, represented by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.

The lawsuit

Of the 203 applicants, 24 are associations, 17 minors (represented in court by their parents) and 162 adults. The applicants ask the Court to declare that the Italian State is responsible for failing to comply with the climate emergency and that the commitment put in place is insufficient to achieve the targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions set by the Paris Agreement. . Associations and individuals are also asking to condemn the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 92% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. “Today we are writing the Italian page in the history of the global movement for climate justice – declares Marica Di Pierri of A Sud -. After decades of public declarations that have not followed up any action that is equal to the challenges imposed by the climate emergency, the legal route is a formidable tool for putting pressure on the state ”. The lawsuit is part of a campaign called the Last Judgment.

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