Indonesians seeking climate justice take aim at Swiss concrete giant

Residents of Indonesia’s Pari island are suing Swiss cement company Holcim over climate-related loss and damages, in what could be a landmark case for plaintiffs from developing countries. Rising sea levels threaten to sink the 42-hectare island by 2050. Environmental litigation against governments and fossil fuel firms has surged in recent years but this is the first case filed by Indonesians against a foreign company for climate-related damage. Cement manufacturing accounts for around 8% of global CO2 emissions.