Shell to Speed Up Emission Cuts After Court Ruling, CEO Says (3)

June 9, 2021, 1:03 PM

Royal Dutch Shell Plc will accelerate its carbon-emission cuts following a Dutch court ruling last month that said the company’s climate plans weren’t sufficient.

The oil and gas giant still expects to appeal the verdict and believes it has been unjustly singled out, Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden said Wednesday. However, the company also feels “determination to rise to the challenge” posed by the ruling, he said.

A court in The Hague on May 26 ordered Shell to slash its emissions harder and quicker than planned, after determining that the company’s strategy didn’t go far enough. The verdict could ...

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