A panel of judges in a lower court in The Hague will deliver a verdict against Royal Dutch Shell Plc today, to determine whether it has a legal responsibility for climate change, in a case that will be watched by Big Oil executives and environmental campaigners globally. Al Jazeera reports that Shell was sued by the Dutch arm of Friends of the Earth, whose lawyers spent two weeks arguing that the company is violating human rights by extracting fossil fuels and undermining the Paris Agreement’s aim of limiting temperature increases to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius. While the verdict is only legally binding in the Netherlands, it is set to be scrutinized as a new area of litigation and may guide deliberations by judges elsewhere.