The recent ruling in a Dutch court that Shell must curb its CO2 emissions is the latest in a series of legal moves bringing human rights concerns to bear on energy activities. This trend will have profound consequences for energy developments and for meeting climate goals.
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Heffron, R.J. Energy multinationals challenged by the growth of human rights. Nat Energy 6, 849–851 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-021-00906-6