It came the first charge against the Australian government comes from a twenty years-old, who said Australian government kept silent about the risks of climate change. Katta O'Donnell is an Australian student who initiated the first legal case against her government.
Katta said he wanted to bring the Australian government to court for keeping quiet about the climate risks, translating this intention into a real legal action. Supported by Equity Generation Lawyers attorney David Barnden, she filed a complaint a few days ago with the federal court.
She said: "I am 23 years-old, I look to the future and I can certainly see that climate change is here and will get worse, and it is time for the government to communicate to the public the impact that climate change will have on our future and economy."
According Katta, the young Australians who own bonds through their pension fund are completely unaware of the government's assessments of climate risk in relation to their investments. Australians are worth over $ 700 billion, mostly held by central banks and pension funds.
Katta also said: "While the current government will be out of power for a long time when we can access this money, our financial security will bear the brunt of its climate heritage."
She decided to file a lawsuit against the government after writing a letter that has never been answered.
Through lawyer O'Donnell, he asked Prime Minister Scott Morrison to change his disclosure policy. But there is no sign of life from the institutions. Following the complaint a few days ago, it was the spokesman for Josh Frydenberg, a member of the Australian House of Representatives, who leaned over with a comment: "The Treasury was aware of the complaint, the Commonwealth legal representatives were taking it into consideration, but declined to comment further on the basis of the ongoing court proceedings, "he said.
Former National Australia Bank chief economist of markets Rob Henderson called the girls an interesting complaint, explaining how the main Australian banks have now published all the annual climate reports and issued green bonds.
"We are facing the harrowing physical impacts of drought and forest fires and we are also facing the financial risks of an economy overexposed to fossil fuels that are left behind as the world switches to clean energy," said Barndern, Katta's attorney, commenting the importance of choosing the young woman.
By 2030, Scott Morrison's government is expected to cut emissions from 26% to 28% below 2005 levels - less than scientists believe needed to do its part under the Paris climate agreement .