Climate Agreement The Hague 28 June 2019

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.” 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. 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. These objectives are defined in the Climate Law of 28 May 2019. The Climate Plan, the National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) and the National Climate Agreement set out the policies and measures to be taken to achieve these climate goals. The additional annual cost for the Netherlands under the climate agreement is less than 0.5% of GDP in 2030. . .


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