The Secretary of State for Justice faced conservation and environmental groups in the High Court yesterday after they challenged new rules that make it harder for people and charities to bring legal cases to protect the environment.
- The Repeal Bill – UK ministers marking their own homework
- Court costs’ case fast-tracked as UK government mounts attack on legal rights
Three local governments have launched legal claims against 20 fossil fuel companies, seeking a contribution to their costs of adapting to rising sea levels.
The UK government introduced the Repeal Bill to parliament yesterday, but the Bill fails to guarantee the same levels of environmental protection once we leave the EU.
The European Commission has today referred a complaint about ongoing illegal logging in Poland’s Białowieża Forest to the EU Court. The Court has also been urged to impose an immediate ban on cutting trees in the ancient forest, one of the most precious in the world, until the judgment is issued.
France’s highest legal authority has ordered the French government to produce plans within nine months to clean up the country’s illegal air pollution.
A new book which tells the successful story of ClientEarth over the last decade since it was founded, is launched this week. Written by our founder and CEO, James Thornton and his husband Martin Goodman, the book charts the journey of the non-profit environmental law group from inception to the present day.
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.
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