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.
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.
The massive financial support granted to Poland’s energy sector does not boost the development of green energy. Most of it goes to coal plants.
Many people have noticed cleaner air and clearer skies during lockdown. ClientEarth has been leading the charge to make this a lasting reality post-lockdown, not a forgotten memory.
ClientEarth is joining a legal case that could break commercial strongholds in the French energy market, clearing the way for an energy system based on renewable energy and citizen participation.
“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.”
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.