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  • striped clothes on line for storying saying Laws must work together so the EU can reuse, recycle and repurpose

    Laws must work together so the EU can reuse, recycle and repurpose

    A circular economy – where goods are reused, recycled or repurposed – could be one way to avoid overexploiting our planet’s natural resources.

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    Secret EU minutes show unsustainable fishing quotas set with scant justification

    EU fishing quotas were set higher than advised by scientists and the European Commission without sufficient economic or social justification, an access to information request has revealed. This breaches EU transparency law and undermines EU fisheries law.

  • UK rooftops and sunset for story asking Is June the new timeline for delayed UK emissions reduction plan

    Is June the new timeline for delayed UK emissions reduction plan?

    The government’s new Emissions Reduction Plan is overdue, and getting more overdue by the month. Today’s news suggests we could be waiting until June.

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    Billions in public money funds climate assault from biomass

    Biomass report confirms years of doubt over the ‘carbon-neutral’ status of burning wood for power.

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    Air pollution in Italy: ClientEarth launches legal action

    ClientEarth has today joined with partners in Italy to launch legal action against the authorities in Lombardy over the region’s filthy air.

  • English longhorn cow and calves, Knepp Estate

    Public money for public goods

    Replacing the Common Agricultural Policy means the UK can spend public money on public goods like natural flood management and wildlife habitat

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    Poland’s people seek help from EU over national air pollution failure

    Poland’s people say their government is protecting the coal industry instead of protecting people from the toxic chemical benzopyrene.

  • row in the forest in the wintertime

    Renewed threat to Polish forest as government confirms illegal logging plan

    Europe’s oldest forest is facing a renewed threat, after the Polish government confirmed it will continue with illegal plans to massively increase logging.

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    Commission sued over hormone-harming chemicals in plastic

    ClientEarth is suing the European Commission after it gave plastics recyclers permission to use a black-listed chemical which causes infertility and developmental problems in children.

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    Faulty nature assessments fail Europe’s wildlife

    A persistent failure to carry out evaluations to protect nature sites across Europe – required by EU law – has been found in new analysis.

  • Time for a new Clean Air Act?

    ClientEarth are part of a new coalition that has launched today to campaign for a new Clean Air Act to help deal with the country’s toxic and illegal levels of air pollution.

  • bee with pink flower to illustrate story saying EU pesticide ban flouted as countries exploit legal loophole

    EU pesticide ban flouted as countries exploit legal loophole

    EU countries are ignoring the ban on bee-harming pesticides and continuing to use them across Europe. The Commission has the power to curb this alarming trend, but is doing nothing to stop it.

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    Rule of law shunned as CETA deal approved in European Parliament

    MEPs have voted through CETA, without seeking the opinion of the European Court of Justice on one of the most controversial elements of the trade deal.

  • New study shows need for London toxic air action

    A new study from the University of Surrey shows London commuters who use the bus and Underground are exposed to high levels of particulate matter air pollution.

  • Mountains reflected in a lake with trees and a white house on the lake edge

    House of Lords warning over Brexit and environmental laws

    Maintaining existing standards of environmental protection through the Great Repeal Bill will be an immensely difficult task.

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    Will Munich protect people from air pollution? Court will decide

    The final decision of a lengthy court battle to force authorities to clean up Munich’s air is due Friday. The outcome will be final – it’s vital the judge rules to protect people’s health.

  • child playing with plastic trucks to illustrate story calling for single criteria to indentify endoctine disruptors

    Campaigners call for single system to identify hormone disruptors in cosmetics, water and toys

    A single system to identify hormone-harming chemicals is the best way to keep endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) out of our food, water, toys, and household products.

  • lycurgus of sparta brussels

    Brussels government skirts truth on air pollution with legal technicality

    It could be another year before the people of Brussels will be aware of the levels of harmful pollutants they are breathing in on a daily basis.

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    Thank you for registering for the Winter Package Symposium

    Thank you for registering for the Winter Package Symposium. A member of our team will be in touch with you shortly with more information.

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    Winter Package Symposium

    Join ClientEarth to explore and assess the Commission’s proposals for a new electricity market design

  • kids playing with pool for story saying chemicals regulator wins key fight for transparency on endocrine disruptors

    Chemicals regulator wins key fight for transparency on endocrine disruptors

    Chemicals regulator ECHA has won a key fight for transparency linked to endocrine disruptor DEHP.

  • Brussels: New figures reveal lack of clean air progress

    New figures show the authorities failed to make meaningful progress in reducing nitrogen dioxide air pollution in Brussels last year

  • yellow flowers coal plant

    UK fails to put its money where its mouth is on coal

    In the same week the government wrapped up its coal transition consultation, it has granted millions of pounds to UK coal plants.

  • waterfall over stones in forest in Ivory Coast

    Ivory Coast Forest Code clarified

    ClientEarth has looked at the key provisions of the Forest Code (2014) in Ivory Coast to clarify the terms of the law and to make it more easily understandable.