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We’re using the power of the law to achieve systemic change and protect people, nature and the planet.
James Thornton

“Law is a powerful tool that can fundamentally change the way we live in the world. We see our work as pivotal to our shared future.”

James Thornton
CEO, ClientEarth

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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

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Latest news

  • COVID-19: ClientEarth Europe offices closed

    In order to protect our staff, our offices across Europe have closed and our staff are working from home. The fight against climate change has not stopped and we are continuing to do all that we can to protect people, nature and planet.

  • Excavators at a mining area

    We’re taking action as public money used to evict people for coal in Romania

    Our lawyers and Bankwatch Romania have submitted a complaint to the European Commission after the Romanian government funded evictions of homeowners by a coal company.

  • photo of fisherman to illustrate story saying Commission fishing quota proposal ignores scientist call to catch 60% less plaice

    Two biggest recipients of EU fisheries fund misused EU tax payer money, report finds

    In a recent report, we found that France and Spain have so far failed to use the EU Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) in conservation efforts to end overfishing and restore the marine environment.

  • High rise glass buildings

    Barclays’ directors have legal duties to act on climate

    In a letter to Barclays’ Board, ClientEarth CEO James Thornton has reminded board members of their legal obligations to address climate change risks.

  • 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.

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    Coal in Europe: it’s time to stop digging

    There are more than 250 coal power plants left in Europe. But across the continent action is not happening fast enough.

    What are we doing? →

    You have a right to breathe clean air

    Clean air is essential for a healthy life. Explore our work across Europe and find out how you can help us make that right a reality.

    Help us fight for cleaner air →

    Why ClientEarth matters

    The science couldn’t be clearer: we are facing a climate crisis that threatens the future of life on our planet. But we have the power to fix it.

    How we make a difference →

    Saving Bialowieza Forest

    With your support, we saved this precious forest – one of the oldest in Europe – from unthinkable destruction.

    Read our story →

    Fighting harmful industrial emissions

    Coking plants in Poland are making the air unbreathable. Join the legal fight and sign our petition to protect people’s health.

    Our work in Poland →

    Protecting islanders’ rights

    With our help, Torres Strait Islanders are bringing the first climate change case against the Australian federal government over human rights.

    Sign the petition →