Friday Earth Sciences Talk by Dr Peter Bijl
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.