20 December 2019 - Marijn Kingma

Dutch law firms Höcker and NautaDutilh set a legal precedent with the Urgenda climate case

20 December 2019, AmsterdamToday the Supreme Court of the Netherlands handed down its ruling in the Urgenda climate case, finding that by the end of 2020 the Dutch government must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent compared to 1990 levels. Dutch law firms Höcker and NautaDutilh represented Urgenda before the Court against the Dutch government. They argued for the fundamental legal principle that the justice system has a duty to protect the human rights of Dutch citizens against the dangers posed by climate change. The Supreme Court now confirms this.


Read the press release here