Shell is likely to appeal against the court's decision in the climate case.

On Wednesday, the court imposed an obligation on the company to emit 45 percent less CO2 in 2030 than in 2019, but the energy group does not agree with that.

Shell points out that it is already doing a lot to reduce the emission of harmful substances.

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The case was brought by Milieudefensie, a handful of other civil society organizations and more than seventeen thousand citizens.

They believe that Shell is doing too little to combat climate change.

The judge agreed.

Shell says in a response that it finds the ruling "disappointing" and expects to appeal.

“Urgent action is needed to address climate change. That's why we have accelerated our efforts to become a net zero-emissions energy company by 2050,” the company said.

"We are investing billions of dollars in low-carbon energy, including charging points for charging electric vehicles, hydrogen, renewables and biofuels."

The judge said in the judgment that Shell does indeed have sustainability plans, but that these are not concrete enough.

That is why the court considered it necessary to impose an obligation on Shell.

The British-Dutch company does not agree with that and a new court case seems imminent.

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