Access to justice for a greener Europe


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.

What is Access to Justice?

Why improving Access to Justice?

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Updates & Events

  • Let the digital quest for justice for all leave no one behind

    The push for universal justice is just as important online, especially as so much of our legal work occurs digitally. We’re currently witnessing the pros and cons of this digital revolution firsthand.

  • New EU directive proposal on collective redress for consumers lacks environmental dimension

    The European Commission has published a proposal for a new directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers.

  • Public consultation open on access to justice at EU institutional level

    The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the way to bring the EU into compliance with the access to justice provisions of the Aarhus Convention.

  • Follow-up to Dieselgate: Individuals’ actions for damages before the EU General Court dismissed

    The Court of Justice of the EU dismissed a case brought by individuals seeking compensations for harm caused by air pollution.

  • Countries

    Access to Justice for a Greener Europe targets legal professionals of the following countries

    Project team

  • Image of environmental lawyer Anais Berthier

    Anaïs Berthier

  • Kamila Drzewicka, Environmental Democracy Lawyer, ClientEarth

    Kamila Drzewicka

  • Anne Friel, Lawyer, European Union Aarhus Centre, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

    Anne Friel

  • Kristina Gasparovicova, Project Co-ordinator, Environmental Democracy, ClientEarth

    Kristina Gasparovicova

  • Csaba Kiss

  • Diane Vandesmet, Events and Communications officer, ClientEarth

    Diane Vandesmet

  • Project details

    Actions & Results