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  • Writer's pictureRebecca Mooney

The Urgenda case: human rights obligations to reduce carbon emissions

The Netherlands’ supreme court has ruled that the state has ‘direct legal obligations’ to reduce carbon emissions by at least 25% by the end of 2020 (Urgenda v The State of the Netherlands, 20 December 2019).  An unprecedented victory for climate justice, the judgment nevertheless applied existing legal principles to the specific factual matrix concerning the Netherlands.

Read my article about the Urgenda judgment on the Oxford Human Rights Hub blog:

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