Saúl Lliuya

Peruvian farmer Saúl Lliuya’s story is akin to a modern day David and Goliath. He is currently taking German energy giant RWE to court for its role in contributing to climate change. An Andean glacier is currently in danger of melting which will result in flooding that will damage his home and livelihood. Lliuya is suing RWE for a percentage of the costs of damage, on account of the fact that the company is responsible for a significant percentage of global gas emissions. If his claim is successful, it could pave the way for similar court cases to be opened up.

Location: Huaraz 

Age: 38