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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

Why law is the right approach →
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.

Sign the petition →

Latest news

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    #HomesNotCoal – how villagers are using the law to take on lignite mining in Germany

    Germany now has a date for its coal phase out – but for the villagers still threatened by rampant mining, it might take a legal battle to save their homes.

  • Man hauling in fishing net

    France, Denmark and Spain fail to enforce ban on fish discards – new reports

    France, Denmark and Spain are failing to enforce the EU ban on fish discards, threatening European fish stocks and the health of our ocean.

  • The UK needs to clean up our air

    The Environment Bill: another missed opportunity for clean air

    Today, the Government released its long-awaited Environment Bill to tackle the UK’s biggest environmental challenges but it was another missed opportunity for people’s right to breathe clean air.

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    Why the UK environment bill matters

    Today, the Government released its long-awaited Environment Bill to tackle the UK’s biggest environmental challenges. Without it, we risk weaker protections for our environment