Oil company Shell was the first company convicted of causing climate change. The historic verdict of a court in The Hague (The Netherlands) made public this Wednesday obliges the multinational to cut its CO2 emissions by 45% compared to the global volume of 2019. Shell is one of the great polluters, but there is more. And the Dutch ruling opens the door to a “wave” of climate litigation against these corporations: “They must act now or face the courts,” summarized Sara Shaw, the international head of Friends of the Earth, the organization that sued Shell in 2019.
Environmental groups sue the Government before the Supreme Court to demand more actions against the climate emergency