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    How the Republic of Congo’s new forest law can help preserve world’s ‘second lung’

    Last month, the Republic of Congo’s new forest law came into effect. By ensuring more sustainable management of the country’s vast rainforests, it marks a big step forward in regulating and protecting climate-critical forests.

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    Empowering women and protecting forests in Liberia

    ClientEarth interviewed our colleague in Liberia to find out more about her gender rights and forest protection work. We collaborate with her to run gender training and workshops as part of the legal working groups, which seek to involve women in forest governance, and in doing so, ensure the community and forests can prosper harmoniously. 

  • ClientEarth appeals High Court judgment over Drax gas plant approval

    Our lawyers have won the right to appeal a ruling by the High Court, which sided with a UK Government decision to approve what would be Europe’s largest gas plant.

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    Inquiry opened over EU failure to consider environmental and social impacts of South American trade deal

    Following our complaint, the European Ombudsman has launched an inquiry into the EU Commission’s trade agreement with the ‘Mercosur’ group of South American countries. This includes our claims that the Commission failed to seriously consider the deal’s environmental, social, and human rights impact.

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    “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

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    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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    We use the power of law to bring about systemic change that protects life on earth.

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Saving Bialowieza Forest

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

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    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.

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    Protecting islanders’ rights

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

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