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. A decision on judicial review permission is expected in early 2021.
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