Shell on Trial in Dutch Court Over Failure to Cut Emissions

Source: Desmog UK


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Shell has appeared in court in the Netherlands accused of breaching its duty of care obligations and human rights law by failing to take strong action on climate change.

The climate litigation case, brought by the Netherlands branch of Friends of the Earth known as Milieudefensie and more than 17,000 Dutch co-plaintiffs, is an attempt to force the oil major to make much bigger changes to its business to minimise its global warming impact.