Royal Dutch Shell has been ordered to cut its greenhouse gas emission cuts by a Dutch court.
The court in The Hague ruled that Shell must reduce its emissions by 45% by 2030 from 2019 levels. The court said Shell’s climate policy was “not concrete and is full of conditions”. Shell said that it would appeal the court verdict and that it has set out its plan to become a net-zero emissions energy company by 2050.
A group of seven environmental and human rights organizations and some 1,700 Dutch citizens filed the case against Shell in 2018, calling on the court to order the company to cut emissions in line with the global goals set out in the Paris climate agreement.