30 May 2018 - Koos van den Berg

Oral arguments in the Climate Case appeal

The 2015 Urgenda Climate Case against the Dutch Government was the first in the world in which citizens held their government accountable for contributing to dangerous climate change. On 24 June 2015, the District Court of The Hague ruled the government must cut its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25% by the end of 2020 (compared to 1990 levels). The Dutch government appealed. The appeal hearing took place on 28 May 2018.

Urgenda is represented by Koos van den Berg and Marijn Kingma. The oral arguments by Koos van den Berg can be found here (in Dutch). For more information about the climate case and the appeal, see Urgenda’s website and press coverage by The Guardian.