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The First Successful Climate Negligence Case: A Comment on Urgenda Foundation v. The State of the Netherlands (Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment)

The First Successful Climate Negligence Case: A Comment on Urgenda Foundation v. The State of the... On 24 June 2015, the Hague District Court issued a long-awaited judgment in the case of Urgenda Foundation v. The State of the Netherlands . The decision has been heralded as a historical landmark ruling. It marks the first time that a court has ordered a government to curb a state’s greenhouse gas emissions. It is also the first case in which the tort of negligence has been successfully used to hold a state liable for failing to adequately mitigate climate change. This case commentary analyses key aspects of the decision and makes some observations about its significance for climate law and policy. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Climate Law Brill

The First Successful Climate Negligence Case: A Comment on Urgenda Foundation v. The State of the Netherlands (Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment)

Climate Law , Volume 5 (1): 65 – Aug 26, 2015

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Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© 2015 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
Subject
Current Legal Developments
ISSN
1878-6553
eISSN
1878-6561
DOI
10.1163/18786561-00501003
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Abstract

On 24 June 2015, the Hague District Court issued a long-awaited judgment in the case of Urgenda Foundation v. The State of the Netherlands . The decision has been heralded as a historical landmark ruling. It marks the first time that a court has ordered a government to curb a state’s greenhouse gas emissions. It is also the first case in which the tort of negligence has been successfully used to hold a state liable for failing to adequately mitigate climate change. This case commentary analyses key aspects of the decision and makes some observations about its significance for climate law and policy.

Journal

Climate LawBrill

Published: Aug 26, 2015

Keywords: Negligence law; European Union law; human rights

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