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In major win for climate activists, Dutch court orders Shell to cut its emissions

In a precedent-setting ruling, a Dutch court ruled Wednesday in favor of environmentalists and more than 1,7000 residents of the Netherlands, by ordering Royal Dutch Shell to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases.

Why it matters: It’s the first court ruling that orders a major oil company to make its emissions plans more consistent with Paris Climate Agreement targets, and it could spur legal action against other oil and gas firms.

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