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Intervention by Clintel in Climate Litigation between Friends of the Earth and Shell 

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The Climate Case of the Century
The Climate Intelligence Foundation (Clintel), well-known for its World Climate Declaration, has filed a motion to join “the climate case of the century” which has been filed by Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie)  against Shell. Last year, Milieudefensie won a judgment against oil and gas major Royal Dutch Shell. They used a unique Dutch legal procedure, a so-called ‘public interest action’, in which an NGO may pursue legal claims in relation to environmental or social issues that affect every citizen.

Shell was ordered to reduce its emissions in 2030 by 45% compared to 2019. The verdict, which was declared immediately effective, applies to scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions. Scope 3 emissions are those of Shell’s customers around the world! Thus, the court’s judgment affects people everywhere, including in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. Shell decided to appeal, and the appeal procedure is currently pending before the Hague Court of Appeal. Read more about the intervention …

Please join Clintel’s fight

To succeed, we need your help. You can support our case by signing up and by making a donation. We invite all citizens, lawyers and scientists around the world to step up for justice.

Clintel is totally independent and does not receive any funding from governments or any foundation. Our support base is you – the thousands of private citizens around the world who are more concerned about the negative effects of judicial climate policies than about climate change itself. Read more about supporting this court case…

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