Royal Shell ordered to start cutting its global carbon emmissions by 45% by the end of 2030
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Royal Shell ordered to start cutting its global carbon emmissions by 45% by the end of 2030

Following Urgenda's successful Climate Case in 2019, where the Dutch Supreme Court upheld the previous decisions in the Urgenda Climate Case, finding that the Dutch government has obligations to urgently and significantly reduce emissions in line with its human rights obligations, next, in another landmark case the Court in the Hague has ordered Shell to - immediatelly - start cutting its global carbon emmissions by 45% by the end of 2030 compared to 2019 levels. This is an huge achievement by Milieudefensie and an historic Court Order, since it's the first time in history that a private company is ordered to…

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European Green Deal: Commission aims for zero pollution in air, water and soil

Today, the European Commission adopted the EU Action Plan: “Towards Zero Pollution for Air, Water and Soil” – a key deliverable of the European Green Deal. It sets out an integrated vision for 2050: a world where pollution is reduced to levels that are no longer harmful to human health and natural ecosystems, as well as the steps to get there. The plan ties together all relevant EU policies to tackle and prevent pollution, with a special emphasis on how to use digital solutions to tackle pollution. Reviews of relevant EU legislation are foreseen to identify remaining…

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4 ways the circular economy can help heavy industry reduce emissions
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4 ways the circular economy can help heavy industry reduce emissions

The majority of industry emissions comes from 4 material groups: Steel, cement, aluminum, chemicals.Global demand for the 4 focus materials is expected to increase – exacerbating the emission challenge.Getting to a 1.5°C pathway requires significant emissions reduction in all 4 material groups.There is still a large potential to improve circular material flows for all focus materials.Individual companies face several challenges when implementing circular economy solutions. The world must reach net-zero emissions by 2050 to avoid the worst effects of climate change. This is no easy feat, but one clear solution could lie in industry…

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