In September 2020, Friends of the Earth England, Wales, and Northern Ireland filed suit in the High Court of Justice challenging the UK government's decision to provide $1 billion in financing to support liquified natural gas development in Mozambique. According to a briefing released by Friends of the Earth, plaintiffs allege that the UK conducted deficient assessments of climate, environmental, and human rights impacts and listed four grounds for the suit: 1) the finance decision incorrectly found the project consistent with UK and Mozambique's Paris Agreement commitments; 2) the government failed to properly analyze consistency with Paris Agreement obligations; 3) the decision was unreasonable because of the government's failure to adequately investigate climate, biodiversity, and human rights impacts; and 4) defendants acted unlawfully by failing to notify and publish relevant information on the decision. In April 2021, the High Court granted Friends of the Earth permission to move forward with the case.
In April 2021, the High Court granted Friends of the Earth permission to move forward with the case on the basis of the first and second grounds.
Case documents will be added as they become available.
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