5 Jun 2021

Shell Dutch Oil told to cut emissions by 40 percent

From Saturday Morning, 8:12 am on 5 June 2021

In a landmark decision, Royal Dutch Shell has been ordered by a court in The Hague to drastically reduce its global carbon emissions. The oil giant was told it has a duty of care, and that the level of its emission reductions should be brought in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. Shell now needs to cut emissions by 45 percent - compared to its 2019 levels - by the end of 2030.

David Tong is a former litigator and a Senior Campaigner at Oil Change International. He joins the show to discuss the case and its wider implications.

Birds fly over a British-Dutch oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell PLC sign on October 7, 2020 in Warsaw, Poland.

Photo: AFP