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Why ClientEarth Matters

The climate is in crisis.

We need action now.
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

Explore our three-year fight to protect it →

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.

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Latest news

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    Key EU countries have repeatedly pushed for unsustainable fishing limits in the North East Atlantic while other countries have failed to stop them, our new report reveals.

  • The European Investment Bank

    Major step forward: European Investment Bank to stop funding fossil fuel projects

    Tomorrow, the Board of the European Investment Bank will vote on a ground-breaking policy to stop funding fossil fuel projects. We’ll be updating this post with the decision and our reaction.

  • coal plant in Germany by mine

    Should German coal companies get cash to close?

    Germany, the home of roughly a third of the EU’s entire coal fleet – that’s nearly 70 coal plants – announced this year that it will phase out coal by 2038.

  • Climate protestor holding sign

    Climate change set to sway next election as majority of Britons say it will affect how they vote

    Climate change is set to influence the next election, as over half (54%) of Britons say it will affect the way they vote, according to our new poll of more than 2,000 Britons.