Eight Children in Australia had filed a lawsuit against the Government. The children filed the lawsuit over a coal mine. Interestingly, the Federal Court of Melbourne has now ruled in favour of the children.
This was the third major decision by three different countries regarding environmental protection . Recently, in the US, investors have reprimanded famous oil companies Exxon, Mobil and Chevron for not taking necessary steps to stop global warming.
The Netherlands court delivered the third landmark decision. For the first time the court ordered a company to follow the Paris Agreement rather than the government.
Australia: Court With Children, Ban On Mining
Eight teenagers had filed a case against the government for banning the coal mine. They said that it is the responsibility of the government to protect us from pollution. Judge Mordecai Bromberg of Melbourne Court ruled in favor of these teenagers.
Netherlands: Shell To Reduce Emissions By 45%
The court, while delivering the historic verdict, asked oil company Shell and others to reduce carbon emissions by 45 per cent in 10 years, following the Paris Agreement. It also banned the extraction of fossil fuels. The court said that this matter applies to the whole world.
US: Oil Companies Reprimanded
On the other hand, investors reprimanded American oil companies Exxon and Chevron for their laxity on global warming. Investors also gave two seats on the board of directors of companies to the hedge fund of environmental activists. At the same time, two-thirds of Chevron investors have put pressure on the company to reduce emissions.