Urgenda: The Final Judgment of the Dutch Supreme Court

C. W. Backes*, G. A. Van Der Veen*

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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The final verdict to the Urgenda case provided by the Dutch Supreme Court has been called a victory in the fight to limit climate change and a milestone in public interest litigation, at least in the Netherlands. As a consequence, the Dutch state will have to reduce ghg-emissions by 25% compared with 1990 at the end of 2020. The judgment has attracted widespread acclaim for being 'courageous' and exploring unknown legal territory. However, a closer look at the reasoning of the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court still leaves many questions, which are address in this manuscript.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)307-321
Aantal pagina's15
TijdschriftJournal for European Environmental and Planning Law
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
StatusPublished - 2020


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