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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

Twenty Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

Twenty Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

01/06/2021

Dutch Court orders Shell to reduce CO2 emissions in landmark climate change case

In a significant decision handed down on 26 May 2021, a Dutch court (the Hague District Court) found oil giant Shell responsible for CO2 reduction ordering Shell to cut greenhouse emissions by net 45% at end 2030, relative to 2019. This is the first time that any court in the world has ordered a fossil fuel company to comply with global climate goals and to become aligned with the Paris Agreement.

In a class action brought by Milieudefensie, and other NGOs, against Royal Dutch Shell (RDS), seeking to obtain an order for RDS to reduce its emissions in line with the objective of the Paris Agreement, a Dutch Court handed down a ground-breaking judgment last week in Milieudefensie et al v Shell. In an unprecedented judgment, the Court found oil giant Shell obliged to reduce the CO2 emissions of the entire Shell group’s activities by net 45% at end 2030, relative to 2019, through the Shell group’s corporate policy.

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