Dutch government to appeal court ruling on emissions cuts

The Dutch government is to appeal against a landmark court ruling which ordered it to reduce CO2 emissions by 25 percent by 2020 versus 17 percent currently predicted by officials in the Hague.

The court's ruling was hailed as a "milestone" by climate experts, but Dutch leaders fear it could set a precedent for judicial interference in government decisions.

Launching an appeal will not undo the government's obligation to comply. Ministers confirmed on Tuesday they would begin implementing the court's ruling.

Deutsche Welle


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