Organic farmers in the country have lodged a landmark case against the German government for the climate policies approached by them; this is also the first of its kind in the country.
The farmers have petitioned the government in court sighting the adverse effects of climate change have directly affected them and their yields. The Berlin administrative court will be hearing the petition which is filed by three families and backed by Greenpeace for the legislation.
This case has been brought to the limelight by the decisive policy announced by the German chancellor of a $71 billion environmental package which many environmentalists have argued is too little too late from the German economy.
A spokesperson from Greenpeace interacted with reporters outside the courthouse stating that the German government has for far too long cried the wolf and that there was no decisive action taken to achieve the development goals they had set for themselves.
There haven’t been shutting of any coal-fired power plants which in turn are the biggest environmental polluters of the country followed by the country’s automobile industry which has failed to launch itself into the fray of competitive manufacturing of electric vehicles and turning the tide in favor of renewables.
The people are entitled to a safe living environment and if a government cannot provide that for its citizens then they must be held accountable for a breach of the right to life as being done by the public in Germany, was the viewpoint of many protestors of government policies across the globe.
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