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Ugo Taddei

“We took the UK government to court on air pollution and won. Now we’re holding governments to account across the EU.”

Ugo Taddei
Clean Air Lawyer

Find out why dirty air is a public health emergency →
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

  • ClientEarth CEO named one of ‘world’s most influential people in climate policy’

    James Thornton, founder and CEO of ClientEarth, has joined David Attenborough and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a list of the World’s Most Influential People in Climate Policy.

  • Tourists on Main Market Square in Krakow, Poland

    Poland’s top court upholds solid fuel ban for Krakow

    Poland’s Supreme Administrative Court has upheld today the decision to ban solid coal and wood burning in Krakow.

  • Person kayaking on body of water

    United Nations criticises UK’s access to justice failure

    ClientEarth lawyers call on the UK to take access to justice seriously after a damning United Nations report outlines the UK’s failure to comply with its international legal obligations in allowing the public to bring legal cases to protect the environment.

  • Image of road marking paints on asphalt

    EU Tribunal deems lead chromates authorisation illegal

    A European Commission decision to allow a Canadian company to sell pigments for paints containing highly dangerous chemicals has today been deemed illegal.