the Inhabitants of the more than 270 small islands, which belong to the country, claiming that its government is not doing enough to live up to the international climate treaty, the so-called paris agreement.
The low-lying group of islands north of the australian mainland will be hit hard and end up under the surface, unless global warming is slowed down.
here are some of the world's most klimatkänsligaste islands. They are very vulnerable, " says Sophie Marjanac, one of the lawyers representing the aborigines.
who signed the paris peace agreement, and belongs to the group of countries that emit the most greenhouse gases. Despite the cut, the country's government down on climate measures last year, something that was met with criticism from environmental organizations.
the Notification, which is submitted to the UN committee for human rights, is the first of its kind and is expected to take three years to process.