08 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Dutch government facing legal action over failure to reduce carbon emissions

Who knew Broadview Heights residents would have so much in common with the Dutch people…

The 886 citizens involved in the class action against the Dutch government aim to force it to take more robust action to reduce emissions. They also hope to offer a legal solution to the political impasse on international climate change action.

Dennis van Berkel, who works for Urgenda, said: “We wanted to show that this is not just one organisation that had an idea but it’s a broad movement of people who are very concerned about climate change and believe it’s necessary to sue the state over it.

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