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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The European Commission and EIB Group join forces to protect the oceans and boost investment in the sustainable blue economy

The European Commission and the European Investment Bank Group, composed of the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund (EIF), announce increased cooperation to implement the new EU Sustainable Blue Economy policy. Both institutions will work jointly with the EU Member States to meet existing financing needs to reduce pollution in European seas and support investment for blue innovation and blue bio-economy. “There can be no Green Deal without a sustainable blue economy. Oceans are an incredible resource of renewable energy, food, and innovative medicines and solutions, and host many economic activities constituting the blue economy. But our seas…

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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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