The Shell chief called the Dutch court’s important decision on climate change a “body blow.”
Shell’s boss criticized an important Dutch court ruling on climate change, and he felt like a “body blow.”
Ben van Berden said it is “very worrying” that the oil giant is being singled out for how the world uses energy.
His comments in an interview with the Shell website could provoke the anger of environmental advocates who claim that Shell has lagged behind its competitors in the fight against climate change.
Shell CEO Ben van Berden said it was “deeply concerned” that the oil giant was being singled out for its use of the world’s energy.
Last year’s decision forced Shell to accelerate how fast it can achieve its huge climate goals by 2050 to reach a clear zero.
He said: “At home, I was listening to a judge pass sentence on him.
It seemed like a blow to the body, and I was very concerned that Shell, as the sole business, should be responsible for how the world produces energy and how it uses it.
When it comes to climate change, it contradicts everything I believe, that is, it is a social problem, not a problem that a company can solve. ‘
The 63-year-old added: “When people attack Shell for not getting out fast enough, it feels very personal.
“But I can’t get away from him or hide under my desk.”