24 January 2020 from 16:00 to 17:00

FEST: "State vs Urgenda"

Friday Earth Sciences Talk by Dr Peter Bijl

Preliminary abstract:

On December 20th, the supreme court of the Netherlands will present the verdict in the State versus Urgenda case. Urgenda pressed charges against the State to force them to adhere to the Paris Agreement. The court ruled in favor of Urgenda, but the State appealed in cassation. Their complaints have now been reviewed by the Supreme Court advisors.

Since usually the Supreme Court follows the advisors, the final verdict will likely force the state to drastically reduce emissions by 2020. In this FEST, I will review the current emission mix in NL, the consequences of this likely verdict for the Dutch emissions in 2020 and beyond, in comparison to the emission outlook and energy demand from the International Energy Agency.

With the Friday Earth Sciences Talks (FEST) we intend to bring the departments of Earth Sciences and Physical Geography together. The aim is to present (mostly) Utrecht-based Earth Sciences in an accessible way in order to stay familiar with each other’s work across disciplines. Alumni and students are also invited, in particular MSc students in Earth Sciences. The talk is usually followed by a student-staff social in collaboration with the student society U A V.

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Start date and time
24 January 2020 16:00
End date and time
24 January 2020 17:00