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Urgenda Foundation v Kingdom of the Netherlands

Geographic relevance: The Netherlands

Language: English

Data type: Legal citations

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A Dutch environmental group and 886 citizens sued the Netherlands for not taking enough action to reduce their GHG emissions.

In 2019, the Dutch Supreme Court found that the Dutch government must, by 2020, have reduced their GHG emissions by at least 25% from 1990 levels. The government’s failure to do this was a violation of the rights to life and private life protected under the European Convention on Human Rights.

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