Royal Dutch Shell has confirmed that it will appeal against the landmark Dutch court ruling calling for the oil giant to cut its carbon emissions faster. A court in The Hague reached the milestone verdict in May this year after Friends of the Earth and over 17,000 co-plaintiffs successfully argued that Shell had been aware of the dangerous consequences of CO2 emissions for decades, and that its climate targets did not go far enough.
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There is “no need” for any new fossil fuel investments if the world is to meet its climate goals, John Kerry has said. In a speech made around 100 days before Cop26, a pivotal global heating summit to be held in Glasgow, the US climate envoy urged all major economies to set out tougher action plans for tackling emissions to “protect and preserve the fragile world we share”. “It’s about understanding that it costs more to not respond to the climate crisis than it does to respond,” he told a crowd including London mayor Sadiq Khan and shadow business secretary Ed Miliband on Tuesday. “It is – without exaggeration – about survival.”
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