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Dutch appeals court upholds landmark climate case ruling

AP  |  The Hague 

A Dutch appeals court has upheld a landmark ruling that ordered the to cut the country's emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020 from benchmark 1990 levels.

The original June 2015 ruling came in a case brought by the group on behalf of 900 Dutch citizens. Similar cases are now underway in several countries around the world.

Cheers and applause rang around the packed courtroom Tuesday as Hague Appeals Court Presiding Judge rejected the government's appeal. The court said the government is under a legal obligation to take measures to protect its citizens against dangerous

Since the original judgment, a new has pledged to reduce emissions by 49 percent by 2030.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 15:20 IST