30 Jun 2015

Climate change group's win against the Dutch Government

From Nine To Noon, 9:29 am on 30 June 2015

Climate activists in the Netherlands scored a major victory in the courts last week, with the government being ordered to slash greenhouse gas emissions. The court in The Hague has told Dutch authorities to cut emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020 on 1990 levels. Large parts of the Netherlands are below sea level and the environment group Urgenda argued that any rise in the sea level could have a huge impact on the country. One of the founders of Urgenda is Marjan Minnesma, who has twice been voted Netherlands' greenest entrepreneur.