Access to justice is a fundamental means through which citizens and NGOs can support the implementation and enforcement of laws and policies to protect the environment. Access to Justice for a Greener Europe focuses on raising awareness about the legal possibilities available for citizens and NGOs to help protect the environment through access to justice.
Managed by ClientEarth and Justice & Environment over eight European states, the project aims to improve the implementation and enforcement of environmental law in EU countries by making sure the public can challenge law breaking in court.
Making sure Europeans can bring environmental cases to court is the goal of the “Access to Justice for a greener Europe” (A2J EARL) project.
Updates & Events
The General Court rejected as inadmissible “The People’s Climate Case". In this case the applicants challenged parts of several pieces of EU legislation to comply with the “nationally determined contributions” under the Paris Agreement. Read our analysis bit.ly/2WK4aBz
EU Advocate General supports islanders’ plea for justice – If you could not have known, it does not count
The Advocate General Kokott gave its opinion concerning the obligations of Member State authorities to notify local residents and NGOs of participation procedures and permitting decisions on major infrastructure projects.
On 8 May 2019, the General Court rejected as inadmissible what has become known as “The People’s Climate Case.”
Polish seminars on Access to justice and the role of NGOs and the preliminary ruling procedure in the field of environmental protection
ClientEarth Polish office organised two seminars in Katowice and Krakow on Access to justice and the role of NGOs and the preliminary ruling procedure in the field of environmental protection.
As part of the access to justice for a greener Europe project, Via Iuris organised two seminars for judges in Slovakia.
We have launched a series of legal toolkits to assist legal professionals and organisations in eight European countries take legal action to protect the environment.
ClientEarth lawyers have launched a guide to assist legal professionals and organisations in Europe take legal action to protect the environment.
This document contains relevant access to justice case law, from the Court of Justice of the EU and the General Court along with findings of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee (ACCC).
As part of the Life Access to Justice for a Greener Europe project, ClientEarth and Justice & Environment have gathered details of legal experts across Europe. Each holds expertise in the field of environmental law.