Dutch court orders Shell to significantly reduce CO2 emissions

Shell must reduce harmful emissions by 45 percent before the end of this decade. The claim from a Dutch court is significantly higher than the target set by Shell for 2030. The company plans to appeal the decision.

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A Dutch court has ordered oil giant Shell to reduce harmful emissions by 45 percent compared to 2020 levels before the end of this decade, writes news agency Reuters.

The requirement of a 45-percent reduction of emissions is significantly higher than the target set by Shell to reduce emissions by 20 percent before 2030 compared to 2016 levels.

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