Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
High school students will continue with climate protests after a discussion with Rutte
Mark Rutte, prime minister of the right-wing Dutch coalition government
“That is why we will soon be taking action again”, the organization Youth for Climate writes on Twitter. …
The lower tweet says that on Thursday 14 February, there will be pro-climate strikers’ rallies at 12 o’clock at the Dam square in Amsterdam and at 10:30 in Nijmegen city.
Rutte said the young people felt that the government had so far done too little to meet the climate goals and that they had “a point”. …
At the end of March, Rutte, Wiebes and Youth for Climate will speak with each other again.
The students initially gave the impression that they did not want to organize large demonstrations before that time, but write on Twitter that they will continue to take action. According to initiator Stijn Warmenhoven, there are actions scheduled for Thursday. “We say: just go ahead.” …
[Rutte said] that the Netherlands already wants to do a lot about the climate in comparison with other European countries.
The court in The Hague ruled in October last year that the Dutch state should do more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Tonight, Rutte said again that the government wants to carry out the so-called Urgenda verdict.
However, the Rutte administration has appealed against that verdict, in which the court decided that environmental organisations were right, and the government was wrong.
At the end of last month, Nieuwsuur news show reported that the government assumes that these targets will not be met.