Climate Agreement 2019 Netherlands

The Dutch government has not yet taken into account the Paris Agreement of December 2015 to stay the course towards achieving the 2020 reduction targets. With this climate agreement, the Dutch government seems determined to meet its climate targets for 2030. So far, the climate agreement has only been signed by coalition partners and can be amended. Greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands are to be reduced by 25% by the end of 2020 (compared to 1990 levels). This was decided by the District Court of The Hague against the Dutch State in 2015 in the case of the Urgenda Foundation. The Hague Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court upheld the court`s order in 2018 and 2019. The Supreme Court ruled that the Court of Appeal had been admitted and could decide that the Dutch state was required to achieve this 25% reduction by the end of 2020, given that the risk of climate change could also have serious repercussions on the rights to life and well-being of the Dutch. The government will continue to do everything in its power to achieve this goal. The decision, based in part on human rights theories, stated that the possibility of harm to present and future generations was so great and concrete that “the State, given its duty of care, must make an appropriate contribution, beyond its current contribution, to avoid dangerous climate change.” Michael Gerrard, director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University, said the decision was revolutionary. “There have been 1,442 climate complaints around the world,” he said.

“This is the strongest decision ever. The Supreme Court of the Netherlands upheld the court`s first decision, which told a country to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.¬†Schwartz, a climate journalist, holds a law degree from the University of Texas. He has worked at the Times since 2000. To combat climate change, the Dutch government wants to reduce the Netherlands` greenhouse gas emissions by 49% by 2030 compared to 1990 and by 95% by 2050. . .