A do-it-yourself manual for climate litigation

On May 26, 2021, we won the climate case against Shell. The judge ruled in this lawsuit that Shell must reduce its CO2 emissions by 45% compared to 2019. It is the first time that a change in policy has been demanded from a polluting company instead of compensation. Never before in history has a judge ruled that a major polluter must align its plans with the Paris climate agreement. Groups all over the world can use this manual for climate litigation to sue big polluters in their own country.

In the manual “How we defeated Shell“, Milieudefenise/Friends of the Earth Netherlands describes how they took oil giant Shell to court and won!

This manual is also available on the Milieudefensie website.