Governments are major contributors to climate change, both positive and negative. In several countries, the government is all but exempt from climate control regulations.
Recently, in the Netherlands, a group of some 900 people have brought suit against the Dutch government in an attempt to force the state to reduce its emissions at a quicker rate than is currently outlined under its own policies. The current policies were scheduled to have reduced government emissions 17% from 1990 levels by 2020, which the activists behind the lawsuit believed was not doing enough to effect actual change.
The suit is a first in several ways, though certainly not the first time a [...]