Climate Agreement The Netherlands
Switzerland joins some nations that confirm to the UN that it will improve plans to combat climate change Here is an overview of the strengths of the Dutch climate agreement by sector. The National Climate Agreement, concluded in June 2019, contains agreements with sectors on what they will do to contribute to the achievement of climate goals. The participating sectors are: electricity, industry, the built environment, transport and transport, and agriculture. The agreement is based on the principle that reducing carbon emissions must be feasible and affordable for all. The government is therefore striving to put in place a cost-effective transition, which limits as much as possible the financial impact on households and implements measures to distribute the financial burden equitably between citizens and businesses. Greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands are to be reduced by 25% by the end of 2020 (compared to 1990 levels). This was decided by the District Court of The Hague against the Dutch State in 2015 in the case of the Urgenda Foundation. The Hague Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court upheld the court`s order in 2018 and 2019. The Supreme Court ruled that the Court of Appeal had been admitted and could rule that the Dutch state was required to achieve the 25% reduction by the end of 2020, as the risk of climate change could also have serious repercussions on the rights to life and well-being of residents of the Netherlands. . .