Dutch Court Orders Carbon Emissions Cuts to Protect Citizens
In a sweeping victory for Dutch environmental activists that could have global repercussions, a court ordered the government Wednesday to cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020.
Bill Hare, senior scientist at Climate Analytics, a nonprofit organization based in Berlin, said the Dutch ruling’s impact could be massive.
“(This) has the potential to become a precedent whose effect will ultimately flow through to undermining the markets for coal, oil and gas,” he said.
Date24 June 2015