Minister Mansveld on CO2-reduction

Statement of Minister Mansveld on behalf of the Cabinet following the court ruling in the Urgenda case about CO2 reduction.

  • Like Urgenda, the government Cabinet aims to prevent climate change. We are working on the implementation of relevant agreements made within Europe.
  • Preventing climate change is the most successful when as many countries as possible join forces. After all, the causes and consequences are not limited to the Netherlands. We and Urgenda share the same goal. We just hold different opinions regarding the manner in which to attain this goal.
  • We will now examine what this ruling means for the Dutch State.