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'Climate litigation risk' hits as court orders Shell to slash emissions

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A Dutch court has ruled that Royal Dutch Shell is partly responsible for climate change and must reduce its global carbon emissions — including those caused when customers burn its products — by 45% from 2019 levels by 2030. If the ruling is sustained on appeal it would cause a seismic shift in the balance of power on climate change, with huge implications for financial markets.

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