Oil giant Shell ordered to halve greenhouse gas emissions

A Dutch court has ordered oil giant Shell to cut its carbon emissions by nearly 50 percent by 2030.

Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth brought the case, and it is being hailed as a significant victory for environmentalists.

Shell unsuccessfully argued that governments, not companies, are responsible for meeting targets under the Paris climate deal.

The Dutch verdict could have significant implications for similar cases around the world.