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Historic Verdict in Climate Case against Shell

We would like to congratulate Milieudefensie and all other plaintiffs on their historic win in the climate case against Shell.

In a historic verdict, a Dutch court ruled that Shell is liable for damaging the climate. It is the first time that a major fossil fuel company is held accountable for its contribution to climate change and ordered to reduce its carbon emissions throughout its whole supply chain. This verdict means that Shell now must radically change course and reduce its CO2 emissions by 45% by 2030, in line with limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees. This limit is essential to minimize the risks of irreversible and catastrophic climate change.

The climate case was brought by Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie), along with Greenpeace Netherlands, ActionAid, Both ENDS, Fossielvrij NL, Jongeren Milieu Actief, the Waddenvereniging and 17,379 individual co-plaintiffs.