Raworth’s Doughnut as a Compass for a Sustainable City? Lessons from the SUSA Initiative

In its Circular Strategy 2020-2025, Amsterdam relies on the Amsterdam City Doughnut developed by the British economist Kate Raworth. The model depicts an economy where societies and businesses contribute to economic development while respecting the limits of the planet. The Doughnut provides a playful approach to framing humanity’s challenge of the 21st century: [...]

By |2022-01-04T12:59:56+00:00January 4th, 2022|Sustainability|0 Comments

Lessons about Lender Liability from Brazil

The recent use of the Lender Liability regime in Brazil by public prosecution can bring fresh ideas for Dutch lawmakers  who want  tighter controls over investment in socio-environmentally sensible activities. Public prosecutors use this figure to hold entities  providing financial support to socio-environmentally harmful activities  co-responsible for such damages, while also imposing  broad [...]

By |2021-06-14T11:35:01+00:00June 14th, 2021|Sustainability|0 Comments

Friends of the Earth Netherlands versus Royal Dutch Shell: All companies must act against climate change

 The 26th of May 2021, the Court of First Instance of The Hague rendered a ground-breaking judgment in a climate case against the oil giant Royal Dutch Shell (RDS).[2] The Court ruled that RDS has an independent obligation to do its share against dangerous climate change. The legal basis of the judgment is international [...]

By |2021-05-29T14:17:36+00:00May 29th, 2021|Sustainability|0 Comments