Friends of the Earth Netherlands sues Shell for causing climate change

Shell is the largest polluter in the Netherlands. Shell produces 2 times more greenhouse gases than all of the people in the Netherlands put together. To make sure that Shell finally stops, Friends of the Earth Netherlands has decided to file a lawsuit. And we are asking the Dutch public to join the lawsuit and become a co-claimant. People abroad can also support our case by signing the petition online.

Shell is the largest polluter in the Netherlands

More and more people today are doing their best to save the climate. You’ve chosen for double glazing, ride your bike more often or maybe you’re eating less meat. Every bit helps. But we can’t save the climate as long as large corporations like Shell continue polluting.

In 2015, 195 countries decided that oil, coal and gas should remain in the ground as much as possible. These three fuels are the major causes of global warming. That’s why we have to stop our dependence on oil, coal and gas as soon as possible. Shell maintains that it is living up to  these agreements . In practice, however, that is far from the truth. Shell simply continues drilling for oil and gas nonstop. Shell spends billions of euros every year on oil and gas exploration. This is how Shell endangers the future of our children and those of all the generations to follow.

Join our lawsuit

Shell has known since the 1980s that both oil and gas are disastrous for our climate. Shell, in its own film Climate of Concern, warned us of the disastrous consequences of climate change. Despite this knowledge, Shell continues to go right on drilling for more and more oil and gas. But enough is enough now. We can no longer wait for Shell to change itself from within. And that is why Friends of the Earth Netherlands is going to court. We want a judge to force Shell to stop being a major cause of climate change. And you can help us in our effort. Make climate change your business too – Show us your support by signing the petition online.

The Shell climate case