More emis­sions cuts or­dered

Los Angeles Times - - THE WORLD -

A Dutch court or­dered the gov­ern­ment to slash green­house gas emis­sions to help f ight global warm­ing, a land­mark rul­ing in a case that could pave the way for sim­i­lar le­gal bat­tles around the world.

Cli­mate ac­tivists in a packed court­room in The Hague erupted into cheers as Pre­sid­ing Judge Hans Hofhuis told Dutch author­i­ties to cut the coun­try’s green­house gas emis­sions by at least 25% by 2020 from bench­mark 1990 lev­els.

The coun­try cur­rently is on track for a 17% re­duc­tion, and it is un­clear how it can achieve the fur­ther cut.

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