NETHERLANDS COURT ORDERS SHELL THE OIL GIANT TO CUT EMISSIONS
Written by miebaka ikiriko on May 27, 2021
A Court in the Netherlands has ruled in a Landmark case that the oil giant, Shell should reduce its emissions.
Reports say this is the first time an Oil Company has been held liable for Climate change.
Environmental group, Friends of the Earth brought the case to Court in 2019, alongside six other bodies and more than seventeen Dutch Citizens.
It sought to force Shell to cut emissions in line with the 2015 Paris climate accords.
On Wednesday, the Civil Court ruled that by 2030, Shell most cut its CO2 emissions by forty five percent Compared to 2019 levels adding that the oil giant is responsible for C02 emissions of the Shell group and its suppliers.