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Join NautaDutilh and Clyde & Co as we discuss the implications of the landmark Urgenda judgment and look ahead to similar cases coming before courts around the world.

On 20 December 2019, the Dutch Supreme Court rendered the first Supreme Court order to a State on its climate obligations based on Human Rights law - the UN Framework Convention on climate Change and the European Convention of Human Rights. The court ruled that the Dutch government has an obligation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% compared with 1990 levels by the end of the year.

The discussion will cover topics such as:

  • Will Courts in other countries follow?
  • What impact could this judgment have on corporates?
  • What role will litigation play in Climate Change?

The event will include a 1-hour panel with:

  • Jaap Spier, former Advocate General in the Supreme Court of the Netherlands and Senior Associate at Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership
  • Stijn Franken, Partner at NautaDutilh, the Benelux Law firm which handled the Urgenda climate case on a pro bono basis
  • Nigel Brook, Partner and Tabitta van Nouhuys, Legal Director, Clyde & Co

We look forward to welcoming you on Wednesday, 19 February.

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