April 8th, 2019 News from Milieu Defense (FoE Netherlands)
The Hague – Friends of the Earth Netherlands will deliver a court summons to Shell to legally compel the company to cease its destruction of the climate, on behalf of more than 30,000 people from 70 countries.
A 236 page complaint will be delivered to Shell’s International Headquarters in the Hague this afternoon by Friends of the Earth Netherlands, ActionAid NL, Both ENDS, Fossielvrij NL, Greenpeace NL, Young Friends of the Earth NL, Waddenvereniging and a group of 500 co-plaintiffs.
Shell’s oil and gas reserves in Australia contain some 1,000,000,000 ton of CO2. This court case could substantially impact on Shell’s operations in Australia by requiring them to limit carbon emissions from their polluting business in line with global carbon targets, leading to stranded assets.
Ian Dunlop, former executive at Royal Dutch Shell and chair of the Australian Coal Association (1987-88) has joined the case as an honorary co-plaintiff said ?“I strongly support the Friends of the Earth Netherlands/ Milieudefensie legal summons against Shell. After three decades of inaction, climate change has entered the end-game where it is now an immediate existential threat to humanity. There is no further place for the predatory delay which fossil fuel companies like Shell remain guilty of today. Fossil fuel expansion must stop, and existing carbon emissions rapidly reduced.”… Read more >>