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Victory for the Climate
Author: Bern Johnson, ELAW, Published on: 10 October 2018
[On October 9, 2018, the Hague Court of Appeal] ruled that the Dutch government must do more to protect the climate. Confirming the lower court's ruling, the Court of Appeal found that the Dutch government breached its duty of care by "failing to pursue a more ambitious reduction" of greenhouse gas emissions...
The Court, finding in favour of the Dutch NGO Urgenda, recognizing the "grave danger" of climate change and called for the government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to at least 25% lower than 1990 levels, by 2020. This victory follows yesterday's release of a UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report with the sternest warnings yet about the terrifying threats posed by global climate change.