An important cause of rapid global warming is the emission of CO2 and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. This puts life on earth in grave danger. The foundation Stichting Urgenda and the State agree that greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced, but their opinions differ as to the speed at which this must be done. The State has set a target for 2020 in the EU context of a 20% reduction in emissions compared to 1990 levels. However, in view of the significant risks involved in climate change, Urgenda is of the opinion that the State may not suffice with this target. Urgenda is demanding a reduction of at least 25% in Dutch emissions by 2020 compared to 1990 levels.