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We use the law

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We use the law

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Sophie Marjanac

"Rising seas are washing away Torres Strait Islanders' homes. We're supporting them to bring a world-first climate change case."

Sophie Marjanac
Climate lawyer

Demand Australia protects its citizens →
Ilona Jedrasik

“Governments across the EU are still breathing life into coal with major subsidies. Europe needs to get a grip on its coal problem.”

Ilona Jedrasik
Energy Lead, Poland

We're using the law to force action on coal →
Agata Szafraniuk

“We stepped in to save Europe's oldest forest from illegal logging, protecting lynx, bison and other endangered species.”

Agata Szafraniuk
Biodiversity Lawyer

Explore our three-year fight to protect it →
James Thornton

“The world is changing dramatically, and the crucial years ahead will determine the health of the planet our children will inherit.”

James Thornton
CEO, ClientEarth

Why environmental law is the right approach →

Your support will help us secure a brighter, greener future

We are Europe’s pioneering environmental law charity. We take governments to court and win. We force polluting industries to shut down. We protect irreplaceable habitats and vulnerable species.

Now more than ever the planet needs protection. By choosing to support us you are changing the system – for good.

Latest news

  • Our complaint triggers EU Ombudsman fishing quotas investigation

    The European Ombudsman has officially announced the start of an inquiry following our complaint against the EU Council’s lack of transparency over fishing quotas.

  • Torres Strait Islanders after sea surge

    Human rights and climate change: World-first case to protect indigenous Australians

    In a groundbreaking climate change case announced today, lawyers with ClientEarth are acting on behalf of a group of indigenous Australians from the Torres Strait region.

  • Image shows lake with boats on

    UK must not carry forward surplus hot air in push for net zero

    The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published its net zero report, laying out a bold vision for the UK to maintain global leadership in the fight against climate change. To stay true to this ambition, the UK government must not carry forward surplus emissions this month from previous carbon budgets.

  • Brandenburg Gate, Germany

    Our draft law provides German coal phase out blueprint

    We have teamed up with Greenpeace Germany to launch a draft law which would provide a blueprint for Germany to phase out coal.