“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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In order to protect our staff, our offices across Europe have closed and our staff are working from home. The fight against climate change has not stopped and we are continuing to do all that we can to protect people, nature and planet.
Our lawyers and Bankwatch Romania have submitted a complaint to the European Commission after the Romanian government funded evictions of homeowners by a coal company.
In a recent report, we found that France and Spain have so far failed to use the EU Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) in conservation efforts to end overfishing and restore the marine environment.
In a letter to Barclays’ Board, ClientEarth CEO James Thornton has reminded board members of their legal obligations to address climate change risks.
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.