Six Youths v. Minister of Environment and Others
Jurisdiction: 14th Federal Court of Sao Paulo
Principle law(s): Law 12.187/2009, establishing the National Policy on Climate Change (NPCC), regulated by Decree 7.390/2010
Side A: Six Youth Plaintiffs (Individual)
Side B: Federal Union of Brazil (Government)
Side B: Ernesto Henrique Fraga Araújo (Individual government)
Side B: Ricardo de Aquino Salles ( Minister of the Environment) (Individual government)
Core objectives: Whether Brazil's updated NDC violated the Paris Agreement and Brazil's constitution by decreasing its ambition.
SummaryThis is a Popular Action, with a request for an injunction, filed by young activists who are members of the Engajamundo and Fridays for Future Brasil movements, against Ricardo de Aquino Salles (in his capacity as Minister of the Environment), Ernesto Henrique Fraga Araújo (former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs) and the Federal Union.
Related laws and policies
Law 12.187/2009, establishing the National Policy on Climate Change (NPCC), regulated by Decree 7.390/2010
This law creates the NPCC with the following key areas of concern: combining climate protection with socio-economic development; reducing anthropogenic GHG emissions from all its sources and strengthening GHG sinks; adaptation; preservation, conservation and recuperation of national biomes; land ...