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Shipping companies risk court battle on CO2 emissions following Shell ruling

After the surprise court win Wednesday, Friends of the Earth Netherlands sees shipping companies as potential targets for future court cases, the NGO informs ShippingWatch. Danish Shipping views the ruling as a signal to politicians that they need to take action.

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The shipping industry risks lengthy court battles regarding their responsibility for the major CO2 emissions, following yesterday's ruling against the Dutch-British oil company Shell in a court in The Hauge in the Netherlands.

The NGO Friends of the Earth Netherlands won the litigation against Shell and now has its sights set on the shipping industry and other major sources of pollution, says Arjan de Boer, who is Friends of the Earth's press officer.

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