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The first climate change and future generations lawsuit in Latin America
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Timeline of the climate change and
future generations lawsuit in Colombia
May 26, 2018
Plaintiffs meet for a second time in Bogotá
The twenty five plaintiffs get together in Bogota to keep building the Intergenerational Pact for the Life of the Colombian Amazon (PIVAC).
May 15, 2018
First meeting between the Ministry of Environmental and Dejusticia
The Ministry of Environment and Dejusticia organized the first workshop to build the Short, Medium and Long-Term Action Plan to stop deforestation in the Amazon and the Intergenerational Pact for the Life of the Colombian Amazon (PIVAC).
April 5, 2018
March 20, 2018
Different actors in civil society, state, and academia filed additional interventions in support of the case
February 16, 2018
The plaintiffs appeal the district court’s decision
Plaintiffs file an appeal before the Superior Tribunal of Bogota’s Judicial District. The case heads to the Supreme Court of Justice.
February 13, 2018
A district court decides on the case
The Superior Tribunal of Bogota’s Judicial District - Civil Chamber decides on the case, denying the plaintiff’s petitions. One of the three justices presents a minority opinion in favor of the lawsuit.
February 6, 2018
Other actors submit amici curiae in support of the lawsuit
January 29, 2018