Shell Energy Group is appealing the judge’s ruling in The Hague. However, the company found the court’s decision against one company to be “ineffective”.
Shell is appealing the judge’s ruling in the climate case. At the end of May, the court in The Hague ruled that the oil and gas company is obligated to significantly reduce its carbon dioxide emissions. By 2030, those emissions should be down 45 percent compared to 2019, the judge said.
The case was brought by Milieudefensie and other organizations. About 17,000 citizens supported the cause.
Shell has said it is “up to the challenge” and wants to be a “zero net-emissions” energy company by 2050 at the latest. However, the company found the court’s decision against one company to be “ineffective,” CEO Ben van Beurden explains.
“There is a need for clear and ambitious policies that drive fundamental change across the entire energy system,” he says. “Climate change is a challenge that requires urgent and global action; action that enhances cooperation and encourages coordination among all parties.