SQ Consult Newsletter on the Urdenda climate court case

In a recent verdict, a civil court in the Netherlands ordered the Dutch government to strengthen its actions to reduce national GHG emissions in 2020 as its current actions are ‘inadequate and negligent’ towards its citizens. SQ Consult’s Machtelt Oudenes (Environmental lawyer) and Dian Phylipsen (Senior associate climate change) highlight the positive messages from this extraordinary verdict for national and international climate change efforts. They also discuss some issues related to the rule of law and the mandate of democratically elected governments and what this might mean for the case chances on appeal, and its wider applicability in other countries. https://lnkd.in/eXZsUJt

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