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A Dutch court has ordered Shell to slash their CO2 emissions

A Dutch court has ordered Shell to slash their CO2 emissions in a landmark case. By 2030, Shell must reduce emissions by 45 per cent compared to 2019 levels, a court in The Hague ruled on Wednesday.

Shell’s current corporate climate goals commit them to a 20 percent reduction in carbon intensity by 2030, however, the new ruling will force them to accelerate that timeline. Shell argues that its current climate goals are in line with the Paris Agreement commitments, Friends of the Earth disagree. This point formed the basis of the court case. 

Campaigners have described the verdict as “a monumental victory for our planet”.

Picture from: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

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