Environmental lawyers ClientEarth have raised further concerns today about a Bialowieza “recovery plan” suggested by Poland’s environment minister in the ancient forest. It comes just 24 hours after the European Commission said plans for a three-fold in increase in logging in what is Europe’s last primeval forest could be deemed illegal if appropriate assessments were not carried out.
A new ruling that glyphosate is probably not carcinogenic is at the centre of a row over industry influence on chemical safety decisions.
ClientEarth have today welcomed the announcement from the new Mayor Sadiq Khan that he is to consult on plans to clean up London’s dirty air in a matter of weeks. Coming so soon into his term this is a ‘hugely positive’ first step.
Boris Johnson told Radio 4’s Today programme that Brexit would mean the UK leaving the single market. ClientEarth Chief executive James Thornton said: “It’s not just Brexit that’s bonkers and ill considered, it appears that Boris is just as bonkers for wanting us to leave the EEA. Quitting the single market would leave the UK without air and water quality laws. Without air quality laws, people will die.
Staying in the EU is best for UK nature and climate.
The EU is a powerful force for good when it comes to the UK environment. The reason Brexit would be bad for the environment is that the EU forces the UK and other EU countries to raise themselves to a higher standard of protection than they would necessarily choose on their own.
ClientEarth opens its doors in London and Brussels. Legal campaigning by our Energy team is instrumental in quashing plans for a new generation of coal plants in the UK.
New Statesman names CEO James Thornton “one of ten people who could change the world.”
We begin work to make the UK government protect Londoners’ lungs from air pollution, a health scandal causing thousands of premature deaths every year.
We open our Warsaw office. Our team works to ensure Poland forges a clean, modern energy infrastructure that protects people’s health and the country’s unique habitats.
In the EU we begin work on toxic chemicals, enforcing citizens’ right to know what is in the products they use.
Our advocacy and litigation strategy forces EU chemical and food safety regulators to be more transparent about how toxic substances are being used in Europe.
We act as the voice of Europe in a critical US climate case which successfully defends the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate carbon pollution.
We launch the Sustainable Seafood Coalition, uniting nearly all the major UK supermarkets and seafood suppliers in a unique initiative for sustainable seas.
we force the UK government to admit it is breaching air pollution limits.
In Brussels we launch the EU Aarhus Centre, dedicated to protecting citizens’ rights to information and access to the courts.
Our Forests team significantly expands its work in Africa, building legal capacity for communities in timber-producing nations.
In Poland we support farmers taking action against a number of planned coal power investments that breach national and EU law.
The Lawyer names our CEO, James Thornton, as one of the top 100 lawyers in the UK. .
The EU fisheries reform reflects all our major demands. .
Convinced Krakow to ban coal for domestic heating.
EU Court backs our air pollution case, ruling the UK government must act to clean up deadly air pollution
Members of our Sustainable Seafood Coalition, including nearly all UK supermarkets, agree codes on consistent environmental labelling and sourcing
We created a first-of-its kind “bible for forest law” in Gabon, helping people defend their rights and livelihoods.
We created a first-of-itskind “bible for forest law” in Gabon, helping people defend their rights and livelihoods.
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