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'Civil society to approach int'l court if climate talks fail'

Noted environmentalist Vandana Shiva on Thursday said if talks on International Climate Treaty at the Copenhagen Summit fail, the civil society would move the International Court of Justice for an appeal.

mumbai Updated: Dec 17, 2009 21:05 IST

Noted environmentalist Vandana Shiva on Thursday said if talks on International Climate Treaty at the Copenhagen Summit fail, the civil society would move the International Court of Justice for an appeal.

"Depending upon tomorrow's outcome at the UN Summit on Climate Change in Copenhagen, the civil society has decided to go to the International Court of summit.

"Failure of the governments or scuttling of the treJustice to uphold the International Treaty," Shiva told reporters in Mumbai after returning from the ongoing Copenhagen aty by some will be taken seriously by the civil society and we are already in the process of making all necessary procedural arrangements to go to the International Court of Justice," she said.

"Climate justice is survival imperative, therefore we feel that the court should intervene to uphold the International treaty which is legally binding," Shiva said.

"We have also the World Future Council in place and we hope that things will take a sensible turn by tomorrow without compromising the health of mother earth as well as its inhabitants," she said.