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Dutch government ordered to cut carbon emissions

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:31 pm    Post subject: Dutch government ordered to cut carbon emissions Reply with quote

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/24/dutch-government-ordered-cut-carbon-emissions-landmark-ruling

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Dutch government ordered to cut carbon emissions in landmark ruling

A court in the Hague has declared the Dutch government’s climate policy illegal and ordered it to cut its emissions by at least 25% within five years, in a landmark ruling.

To cheers from climate campaigners in the court, three judges ruled that government plans to cut emissions by just 14-17% compared to 1990 levels by 2020 were illegal.

In the first climate change liability suit brought under human rights and tort law, Judge Hans Hofhuis said that the threat posed by global warming was severe and acknowledged by the Dutch government in international treaties.
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