Australian Oil Company Also Has to Go to Court in Climate Case
Australian oil and gas company Santos is also being sued by climate activists. The company will have to explain in court how it can achieve “clear and credible” net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. That is a goal of Santos.
The Australian group of climate activists also finds it unjustified that Santos claimed in a report last year that “natural gas provides clean energy”.
“Santos has perfected the art of greenwashing, and the company’s claims are still misleading shareholders,” said Dan Gocher, the Australasian Center for Corporate Responsibility leader.
Greenwashing is making activities seem sustainable that are actually not environmentally friendly at all. It is not yet known when the lawsuit will start.
At the end of May, the court in The Hague ruled that Shell must have reduced its CO2 emissions by 45 percent by 2030 compared to 2019. Therefore, the company must immediately take action, even if it appeals, the judges determined.