Climate Change

What do the Dutch court ruling on Shell and shareholder moves at Chevron and Exxon mean for large oil companies in the era of climate action?

Environmental activists protest outside of a court during a hearing in a case environmentalist and human rights groups have brought on against Royal Dutch Shell to force the energy firm to cut its reliance on fossil fuels, in The Hague, Netherlands December 1, 2020. REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw - RC28EK91T7BB

Protesters outside a court hearing in the case against Royal Dutch Shell in The Hague, December 1, 2020. Image: REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

James Bacchus
Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute, Distinguished University Professor of Global Affairs, and Director of the Center for Global Economic and Environmental Governance, University of Central Florida
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