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Shell directors personally sued over ‘flawed’ climate strategy

By Damian Carrington

09 Feb 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Environmental lawyers (and token Shell shareholders) ClientEarth filed the world's first lawsuit seeking to hold corporate directors liable for failing to meet climate targets. The Guardian reports.

The directors of oil major Shell are being personally sued over their climate strategy, which the claimants say is inadequate to meet climate targets and puts the company at risk as the world switches to clean energy.

Environmental lawyers ClientEarth have filed the lawsuit against the 11 directors at the high court in England. It is the first case in the world seeking to hold corporate directors liable for failing to properly prepare their company for the net zero transition, ClientEarth said.

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