Shell’s climate claims don’t add up – a closer look at the oil giant’s plans.
In an historic judgement yesterday, a Dutch court issued an interim ruling that it does have jurisdiction to hear the legal case bought by four widows of the Ogoni 9, who were murdered by the Nigerian military back in 1995.
“Until we have a law to prosecute those who destroy the planet, corporations will never be called to account for their crimes”.
Earlier today in the Hague, the oil giant Shell received an historic court summons demanding it to reduce its carbon emissions in line with internationally recognized climate goals. The lawsuit is known as #ThePeoplevsShell.
As the young march, Big Oil carries on as usual – rewarding its senior executives with obscene amounts of money for destroying the very future the young are fighting for.
Some twenty four years after Saro-Wiwa’s death, along with eight of his colleagues, who were illegally murdered by the Nigerian Government for their campaign against Shell, a Dutch court today heard from the widows of those hung.
Just as the people of the Niger Delta have been demanding justice from Shell for decades, many of us have been demanding climate justice for decades too. But the hour glass has nearly run dry. The time to act is now. We cannot allow another COP to pass with just empty promises.
Shell’s claims to be a climate leader do not stand up to scrutiny
“The fund management sector recognises the imminent risks posed to fossil fuel investments from climate change and the transition toward a zero-carbon economy”
The environmental group, Friends of the Earth in the Netherlands has announced that it will take Shell to court if the company does not act on “demands to stop its destruction of the climate”.