Skip to main content


Welcome to the Press Area of The Farmer case. Here you will find the press package and press releases relating to the latest news on our climate action, as well as a link to a drive with high-quality photos. If you would like an interview or any further information, do not hesitate to contact us!

The Farmer Case: first hearing before the Commercial Court of Tournai

The first hearing in the climate legal action brought by Hugues Falys, a farmer from Hainaut, and three NGOs (Ligue des droits humains, Greenpeace and FIAN) against TotalEnergies took place on 16 April in the Commercial Court of Tournai. During the hearing, the five parties agreed on a schedule for the exchange of pleadings, which will take place on 19 and 26 November 2025.

Press Release

hugues dépose la citation au tribunal de tournai avec ses avocates et ses alliées

TotalEnergies sued over its responsibility for climate change in Belgium’s first-ever climate action against a multinational company Facing the devastating effects of climate change on his farm in Belgium, Hugues Falys is suing the fossil fuel giant for its climate change responsibility. Three NGOs intervene in the latest case supported by the International Federation for […]