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Shell’s Niger Delta cleanup

DW.COM

Shell’s Niger Delta cleanup: Ogoniland’s uncertain future

A Dutch court in January ruled that Shell had polluted the Niger Delta and ordered the energy giant to pay compensation. But many are now questioning whether it is enough to put right the misery suffered by the people.

The conflict between the indigenous people of Ogoni in Nigeria’s Niger Delta is a perennial one.

This year’s court ruling by an appeals court in the Netherlands — in favour of Milieudefensie/Friends of the Earth Netherlands and four Nigerian farmers — was heralded by some of them as justice. read more

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Shell To Appeal Landmark Court Ruling

OILPRICE.com

Shell To Appeal Landmark Court Ruling

By City A.M – Jul 21, 2021, 11:30 AM CDT

Shell has today confirmed that it will appeal against a landmark court ruling requiring the oil giant to cut emissions faster than it had planned to.

The Anglo-Dutch firm said that it had been unfairly singled out by the ruling, which it said was not an “effective” way of tackling climate change.

In May, a court in the Hague ordered the firm to slash greenhouse emissions by 45 percent from 2019 levels by 2030. read more

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Oil and gas firms could face fresh legal action by activist groups

Oil and gas firms could face fresh legal action by activist groups as investors demand stock market-listed firms align with Paris climate goals

Major oil and gas firms including BP and Shell could face fresh legal action by activist groups as investors demand stock market-listed firms align with Paris climate goals.

The wave of potential lawsuits could also target Chevron and Exxon and other heavy industry majors such as Ineos, the petrochemicals giant controlled by billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, and biomass power firm Drax. read more

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Shell urged to drop appeal over landmark climate ruling

REUTERS

Shell urged to drop appeal over landmark climate ruling

By : 2 MIN READ: JUNE 24, 2021

LONDON (Reuters) – A Dutch activist group that won a legal battle against Royal Dutch Shell over its climate strategy has urged the company to ditch its appeal and hold joint talks on how to reduce its emissions, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

Shell CEO Ben van Beurden said the company planned to appeal the ruling but that the Anglo-Dutch company would also accelerate its energy-transition strategy and deepen emission cuts.

The court ruling came amid mounting pressure from investors and activist groups on the world top oil companies including Exxon Mobil to tackle their emissions. read more

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It’s time to nationalize Shell

THE GUARDIAN

It’s time to nationalize Shell.

Private oil companies are no longer fit for purpose

By Johanna Bozuwa and Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò: Mon 7 June 2021

It has been a bad month for big oil. A Dutch court just ruled that Shell must cut its carbon pollution by 45% by 2030. The court’s decision has rightly been celebrated: it is a much more stringent requirement than the ineffective regulations imposed to date.

Private oil and gas companies are finally up against the wall. Shell has promised to appeal the Dutch court decision, but oil prices went negative last year and put companies on bankruptcy notice… read more

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The Court’s decision on Shell is a major step towards ‘The End of the Oil Age’

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Extracts from: Friends of the Earth v Royal Dutch Shell – what did the Dutch Court rule, and what does it mean for Shell’s business?

by  on 6th June 2021 in Oil markets

The Court’s decision
The District Court of The Hague made a landmark ruling on 26 May in the case made collectively by the Dutch Friends of Earth (Milieudefensie) and other NGOs versus Royal Dutch Shell (“Shell” or “RDS”) on the issue of whether Dutch law required Shell to limit its CO2 emissions: read more

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Shell’s historic loss in The Hague is a turning point in the fight against big oil

The Guardian

Opinion
Fossil fuels
Shell’s historic loss in The Hague is a turning point in the fight against big oil

Tessa Khan

The oil giants that have helped drive the climate crisis are finally being forced to take responsibility for their actions

Tuesday 1 June 2021

On a rainy afternoon in The Hague, the district court delivered a judgment against Royal Dutch Shell, the parent company of the Shell group. It refuted the excuses regularly relied on to continue extracting oil and gas and vindicated longstanding calls to keep fossil fuels in the ground. The court held that Shell’s current policy of merely reducing the “carbon intensity” of its products by 20% by 2030, and aiming to reach net zero by 2050, would contribute to climate impacts that endanger the human rights of the plaintiffs. read more

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Society takes over control at Shell. What now?

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Society takes over control at Shell. What now?

Pieter Couwenbergh 

Ben van Beurden was pushed out of Shell’s drivers seat on Wednesday by the judge, who was loudly encouraged by Friends of the Earth Netherlands.

Even within the bastion of the Shell head office on Carel van Bylandtlaan in The Hague, there is dissatisfaction with the own organization. Outgoing chairman of the board Charles Holliday told the last shareholders’ meeting that an employee told him in 2015 that his 13-year-old daughter at school doesn’t tell anyone where her father works. “She’s ashamed of what I do,” the employee told Holliday. It’s the kind of shame that change takes. read more

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Dutch court ruling to lead to Shell’s shrinking -analysts

REUTERS

Dutch court ruling to lead to Shell’s shrinking -analysts

Ron Bousso: May 27, 2021

A Dutch court ruling ordering Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) to speed up its plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions could lead to a 12% decline in the company’s energy output, including a sharp drop in oil and gas sales, analysts said on Thursday.

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Will Judges Have the Last Word on Climate Change?: QuickTake

THE WASHINGTON POST

Will Judges Have the Last Word on Climate Change?: QuickTake

By Jeremy Hodges | Bloomberg May 28, 2021 at 8:22 a.m. GMT+1

In the fight against climate change, one tool is proving increasingly popular: litigation. From the U.S. to Europe and India, activists, governments and concerned citizens have turned to the courts. Supporters want them to force oil companies and governments to pay for past harms and avert future threats.

Are international companies vulnerable?

Yes. In May Royal Dutch Shell Plc was ordered by a Dutch court to slash its emissions harder and faster than planned, a ruling that could have far-reaching consequences for the rest of the global fossil fuel industry. Shell, which said it expects to appeal the ruling, has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% within a decade, and to net-zero before 2050. That’s not enough, according to the court in The Hague, which ordered the oil producer to slash emissions 45% by 2030 compared with 2019 levels. The court said the ruling applies to the entire Shell group, raising the prospect of the company having to radically speed up its current climate and divestment policies in order to hit the new target. It’s unlikely Shell will be the only company to fall foul of the courts as the Dutch decision will likely trigger similar cases around Europe, if not the world. read more

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Climate activists score wins against Exxon, Shell and Chevron

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Climate activists score wins against Exxon, Shell and Chevron

“Today was a stark warning for Big Oil,” said Bess Joffe, of the Church Commissioners for England, with executives “being held to account by investors and lawmakers.”

By Reuters

It has not been a good few days for Big Oil.

Shareholders Wednesday rebuked the top two U.S. oil companies for dragging their feet on fighting climate change, while a Dutch court ruled that Royal Dutch Shell needs to accelerate cuts to greenhouse gas emissions. read more

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Shell judgment raises many questions for other major polluters

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Shell judgment raises many questions for other major polluters

Jeroen Segenhout Caitlin Stooker Jan Verbeek 

The judge is forcing Shell to make more efforts to reduce its CO₂ emissions. 

In brief:

  • Oil company Shell is forced by the court to tighten up its climate policy.
  • Chemical companies are now concerned.
  • The big question is how far the Shell judgment reaches.

‘Alarm bells have gone off all over the world. I’ve already had enough phone calls’, says chairman Bernard Wientjes of the association of Dutch chemical companies VNCI. He notes that unrest has broken out in the industrial boardrooms now that the court in The Hague has demanded that Shell tighten up its climate policy. read more

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Moody’s flags oil majors’ rising credit risk after Shell ruling

REUTERS

Moody’s flags oil majors’ rising credit risk after Shell ruling

LONDON, May 28 (Reuters) – Credit rating agency Moody’s said on Friday that the credit risk of major oil producers has increased with recent events including Royal Dutch Shell losing a Dutch climate lawsuit this week and Exxon losing a battle with shareholders.

(Reporting by Shadia Nasralla; editing by Jason Neely)

SOURCE
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Big Oil’s climate change revolt

DAILY MAIL: MailOnline

Big Oil’s climate change revolt: In just one day green activists win seats on Exxon board, Chevron investors demand emission cuts and court orders Shell to slash carbon

  • Top US and European oil companies had startling developments on Wednesday
  • Activist investor hedge fund won two seats on the board of Exxon Mobil
  • Gregory Goff and Kaisa Hietala will now join Exxon’s 12-member board
  • Chevron shareholders also voted in favor of a proposal to cut emissions 
  • Dutch court ordered Royal Dutch Shell to drastically deepen carbon cuts 

Some of the world’s biggest oil companies are facing stark pressure from activists concerned about climate change, prompting a string of startling developments on Wednesday.

At Exxon Mobil, an activist hedge fund won two board seats, while Chevron investors voted to force the company to cut emissions and a Dutch judge order Shell to drastically cut carbon. read more

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SHELL’S RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CASE RULING

SHELL’S RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CASE RULING

May 26, 2021

English Translation below

Today the court in The Hague has ruled in the climate case of Milieudefensie, other NGOs and private individuals against Royal Dutch Shell (“Shell”).

“Urgent action is needed to tackle climate change. That’s why we’ve accelerated our efforts to become a net zero emissions energy company by 2050, moving with society, with short-term goals to track our progress. ”

“We are investing billions of dollars in low-carbon energy, including charging points for charging electric vehicles, hydrogen, renewables and biofuels. We want to increase the demand for these products and scale up our new energy companies even faster. ” read more

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Wikipedia Article: Milieudefensie et al v Royal Dutch Shell

Wikipedia Article: Milieudefensie et al v Royal Dutch Shell

Downloaded From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 27 MAY 2021

Milieudefensie et al v Royal Dutch Shell
State coat of arms of the Netherlands (wordmark).svg
Court District court of The Hague
Decided 26 May 2021
ECLI ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2021:5337
Transcript(s) in Dutchin English
Case opinions
The policy, policy intentions and ambitions of RDS for the Shell group are incompatible with RDS’ reduction obligation. The claimed order to comply with that obligation must be allowed. The order will be declared provisionally enforceable.
Court membership
Judge(s) sitting Larisa Alwin, Irene Kroft and Michiel Harmsen

Milieudefensie et al v Royal Dutch Shell was a court case heard by the district court of The Hague in the Netherlands in 2021 related to efforts by multinational corporations to curtail carbon dioxide emissions. In May 2021, the Hague ordered that Royal Dutch Shell must reduced its global carbon emissions from its 2019 levels by 45% by 2030; it is considered the first major climate change litigation ruling against a corporation. read more

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