Children Sue to Help Mother (Nature)

In a landmark Columbian Supreme Court case, 25 kids along with Dejusticia sued their government for failing to protect the Amazon rainforest and won! Arguing that deforestation is the country’s largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, the government’s failure to protect the Amazon was directly violating the rights of today’s and future generations. The 4-3 ruling mandates that federal as well as municipalities have less than five months to create protective legislation called the “intergenerational pact for the life of the Colombian Amazon.”