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Al Jazeera – Inside Story: Will oil giants give way to environmentalists?


June 11,2021

Royal Dutch Shell said it will change strategy after a court ruling forcing it to cut its emissions. It’s a landmark case, brought by climate campaigners. For the first time, an oil giant has been legally obliged to adjust its policies to save the planet. British-Dutch multinational Shell now says it plans to speed up its plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions in response to the ruling. Last month, the company was ordered by a court in The Hague to reduce emissions by 45% by 2030. Environmentalists say Shell is obliged to bring its business into line with the 2015 Paris climate accord. What does it mean for oil and gas industry?

Presenter: Peter Dobbie Guests: Nine de Pater, Lead Campaigner at Friends for the Earth Netherlands. Cornelia Meyer, Economist and Energy Analyst. Lorenzo Fioramonti, Professor of Political Economy at the University of Pretoria and Author of ‘Welbeing Economy: Success in a World Without Growth’.

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