This morning, Ceciel Nieuwenhout, PhD researcher at GCEL, organised a faculty-wide panel discussion about the Urgenda case. The 2015 Urgenda Climate Case was against the Dutch Government and is the first case in the world where citizens held their national government accountable for contributing to hazardous climate change. The District Court of The Hague ruled that the Dutch government must decrease its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25% by the end of 2020.
As this case concerns many different areas of law, there were panelists from international law, energy law, administrative law and European law, in a panel consisting of Hans Vedder, Katerina Tsampi, Joris Gazendam, Ruven Fleming and Gerrit van der Veen.
It was a lively discussion in which many different aspects of the case were addressed, by the panel and by the active audience. Thank you all for your contributions!
This article was published by the Faculty of Law.
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