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.
Advocate General opinion suggests restricting Member State discretion to set standing criteria for individuals
This opinion from Advocate General Hogan considers significant questions relating to access to justice under both the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive and the Water Framework Directive.
On 11th December, the European Commission adopted a communication which sets out the new European Green Deal Mrs Von Der Leyen had promised.
On 7 November 2019, the CJEU clarified the obligations of Member State authorities to notify local residents and NGOs of participation procedures and permitting decisions on major infrastructure projects
Court of Justice comes down hard on persistent failures to assess the environmental impacts of projects
This judgment clarifies Member States’ obligations when a project has been permitted and work has commenced without prior environmental impact assessment (EIA)
We are launching a series of three webinars on the right to clean air and access to justice.
Webinar 4: Step by step practical guide to requesting environmental information from EU bodies and challenging refusals
This webinar will provide you with a step by step approach to requesting environmental information from EU bodies and challenging refusals.
The webinar “Access to environmental information – how to tackle contentious exceptions” will be held on December 5th 2019, from 12:30-1:45GMT+1.
Our webinar “Challenging activities that harm the environment : article 9.2 of the Aarhus Convention ” is now available online!
As part of the Life Access to Justice for a Greener Europe project, we have developed an interactive platform on Access to Justice for public interest lawyers and civil servants in Estonia, Hungary and Poland.
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.
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.