The Dutch Supreme Court on Friday ordered the country’s government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% from 1990 levels, in what is already the toughest and most stringent ruling handed down to a government to take immediate action on the climate emergency. The case claimed that the government, by failing to meet the minimum target for reducing carbon dioxide emissions set by scientists to try to combat the climate emergency, was endangering the human rights of Dutch citizens under national and European Union laws. The ruling could mean the closure of coal-fired power stations), making the case a model for many other countries.
By Enrique Dans. Forbes. January 10, 2020.