KlimaCampus Kolloquium: Climate change impacts – the role of the law: who is liable? The example of the case Lliuya ./. RWE

In this talk, lawyer Dr Roda Verheyen will present the case of the Peruvian farmer Saúl Luciano Lliuya who took legal action against the energy company RWE. In his lawsuit he argues that Lake Palcacocha which is located above his hometown Huaraz in the Andes is at risk to "spill over" caused by glacier melting. In such a case his property would be damaged. Lliuya claims that this melting is caused by climate change which in turn RWE has contributed to through its operations.

To protect his house, Lliuya has already invested in appropriate safety precautions. He now requests RWE to cover parts of his expenses - proportionate to RWE's level of impairment.




15:15 h


Bundesstr. 53, room 022/023
Seminar Room 022/023, Ground Floor, Bundesstrasse 53, 20146 Hamburg, Hamburg


Roda Verheyen, Rechtsanwälte Günther


Martin Claussen

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