Shell’s directors to be sued – personal liability! – over climate transition plan

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Here’s the intro from this Reuters article (also see this article from the Guardian – and this ClientEarth press release):

Environmental lawyers ClientEarth said on Tuesday they were preparing legal action against the directors of Shell over the company’s climate transition plan, in what they said would be the first such case of its kind.

The ClientEarth lawyers said they are seeking to hold the directors personally liable for what they consider to be a failure to adequately prepare for the global shift to a low-carbon economy, claiming an alleged breach of the directors’ duties under the UK Companies Act.