The last few days have been utterly crushing for Big Oil.
- Australian court finds government has duty to protect young people from climate crisis
The federal court of Australia has found the environment minister, Sussan Ley, has a duty of care to protect young people from the climate crisis in a judgment hailed by lawyers and teenagers who brought the case as a world first.
- A court in the Netherlands has ruled in a landmark case that the oil giant Shell must reduce its emissions. By 2030, Shell must cut its CO2 emissions by 45% compared to 2019 levels, the civil court ruled. The Shell group is responsible for its own CO2 emissions and those of its suppliers, the verdict said.
3. Lawyers for Climate Action say Auckland transport plan is ‘unlawful’ and emissions-boosting
4. Chevron investors demand emission cuts Chevron Corps shareholders on Wednesday voted in favor of a proposal to cut emissions generated by the use of the company’s products, a move that underscores growing investor push at energy companies to reduce their carbon footprint.
The oil giant will face renewed pressure to better address climate change and shift away from fossil fuels.
It’s very hard to overestimate how crushing these developments are for big oil. Thanks to all who fight– if you push long enough the dominoes tumble.