Climate activists used the 2015 Paris Agreement to win a Dutch court's potentially precedent-setting ruling on Wednesday that Royal Dutch Shell must cut its carbon emissions almost in half this decade.
The Hague District Court ordered the British-Dutch oil and gas multinational to make a 45% net reduction in its carbon emissions from 2019 levels by 2030. It found Shell's emissions-cutting plans fell short of its corporate responsibility. Royal Dutch Shell, or RDS, based at The Hague, Netherlands, said it planned to appeal the ruling.
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