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

  • Supreme Administrative Court of Poland denies local resident the right to challenge air quality program

    In January 2018 the Supreme Administrative Court of Poland upheld the decision of the Regional Administrative Court denying standing to a resident, to challenge the air quality program adopted by the Silesian Regional Assembly.

  • New initiatives on access to justice from Brussels

    Two interesting and very welcomed initiatives pushing for more access to justice in environmental matters have been initiated by “Brussels”.

  • The Council, the new “guardian of the EU Treaty”

    The Council is considering relying on Article 241 TFEU to request the European Commission to propose to amend legislation on access to justice.

  • Commission report highlights lack of EU commitment towards ensuring collective redress for environmental protection

    The Commission has just published a report on the uptake by member states of its Recommendation on Collective Redress.

  • 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

  • Diane Vandesmet, Events and Communications officer, ClientEarth

    Diane Vandesmet

  • Project details

    Actions & Results