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 bring its policies in line with the Paris Climate Agreement.
Also, it sets the stage for other parties, worldwide, to legally force other private climate polluters to substantially- and sustainably bring down their emmissions.
For more background info, see this article in The Guardian