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Shell case puts spotlight on energy groups’ role in climate change

Shell case puts spotlight on energy groups’ role in climate change

in London: 11 Jan 2021

It is five years since the Netherlands lost a court action forcing it to cut its greenhouse gas emissions. It was the first time a government had been compelled by law to take action on climate change and was upheld by an appeals court in 2019, meaning that Dutch authorities have to reduce emissions by 25 per cent compared with 1990 levels. Now the lawyer behind that 2015 case — Roger Cox — has a new target, Royal Dutch Shell…

In an opening statement in December, Mr Cox, acting on behalf of a group of activists including Milieudefensie, the Dutch wing of Friends of the Earth, said the Anglo-Dutch group’s business model and corporate strategy “is on a collision course with global climate targets” and presented “a great danger for humanity”.

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