Dutch environmentalists have won a well-known lawsuit that could have a profound effect on climate travel and oil companies. On Wednesday, The Hague Regional Court ordered Royal Dutch Shell to reduces its air intake by 45 percent at the end of the decade. After hearing both sides, the panel of judges determined that the season of the electric giant was not a clear indication. “[It] it’s not concrete, it has a lot of decoration and it just looks at how things are going instead of being responsible for the company to be able to reduce CO2, “the court said.
Milieudefensie, a Dutch Friends of the Earth branch, along with other charities, human rights organizations and eventually more than 17,000 protesters, sued Shell in 2018, demanding that the company bring its air in line with Union of Paris. The case went to court last December. Following Wednesday’s ruling, the court did not say how Shell would achieve its new goal, recognizing that its parent company “has a full right to meet its requirements for mitigation and policy decisions.” The case is unique in that the court did not require Shell to pay damages. It should also be noted that this decision applies to a company in the Netherlands.
Shell called the election “disappointing” and said he wanted to challenge it. “Even if Shell decides to appeal, the ruling will help in many cases around the world political and oil and gas companies feel pressured to change course,” a spokeswoman for Milieudefensie told And Euronews.
“Shell’s decision is critical to the oil and gas market,” said Carroll Muffett, CEO and President of Center for International Environmental Law, he was told Gizmodo. “The Court has clearly stated that Shell and other members of the organization should be involved in reducing and not just emissions caused by its activities.” The election comes at a time of great crisis. Inside Air Report 2020, the United Nations has issued a stern warning. He also said that the world is heading for a catastrophic three-degree increase in Celsius at the global level by 2050 if governments around the world can no longer produce air by the end of the decade.
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