Dutch to cut emissions to protect citizens

In a sweeping victory for Dutch environmental activists that could have global repercussions, a court ordered the government on Wednesday to cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25% by 2020 to help fight global warming.
Bill Hare, senior scientist at Climate Analytics, a non-profit organisation based in Berlin, said the Dutch ruling’s impact could be massive.
“[The ruling] has the potential to become a precedent whose effect will ultimately flow through to undermining the markets for coal, oil and gas.”