We force businesses and governments to deliver on their environmental obligations. We help to draft more robust, ambitious laws. We propose scientifically sound policies and solutions to protect rights and resources in the first place.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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"Rising seas are washing away Torres Strait Islanders' homes. We're supporting them to bring a world-first climate change case."
Demand Australia protects its citizens →
“Governments across the EU are still breathing life into coal with major subsidies. Europe needs to get a grip on its coal problem.”
We're using the law to force action on coal →
Energy Lead, Poland
“We stepped in to save Europe's oldest forest from illegal logging, protecting lynx, bison and other endangered species.”
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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.