'All governments on notice' as court upholds landmark climate change ruling

The Dutch government has been ordered to accelerate its cuts to carbon emissions by a court in the Hague, the Guardian reports.

The day after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its report warning that the world had a 12 year window to keep average global warming below 1.5 degrees, the court ruled that the “severity and the scope of the climate crisis demanded gas reductions of at least 25% by 2020 - measured against 1990 levels - higher than the 17% drop planned by Mark Rutte’s administration,” according to the Guardian.  

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