We’re challenging coal plants across Europe and protecting the continent’s most important forests from illegal logging. We’re improving fishing laws, ensuring the long term sustainability and health of our oceans. We’ve taken the UK government to court three times and won over illegal air pollution – and now we’re taking the fight to Europe. We’ve forced the EU to abandon plans to weaken laws on hormone-disrupting chemicals to protect our health.
At ClientEarth we use the law to make these systemic changes because it’s the most powerful tool we have.
The EU has published the highly anticipated Farm to Fork Strategy and Biodiversity Strategy this week, shaping the future of food systems and nature protection in the Union.
We’ve launched a legal challenge against the German Federal Government over its continued failures to clean up dangerous air pollution across the country.
Without laws, regulations and legally protected indigenous and local communities, deforestation would wipe them and us out forever.
Taking a stand against unnecessary plastic – our first win in Antwerp.
“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.”
Why law is the right approach →
"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.”
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.
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.