ClientEarth’s environmental work depends upon creating transparency and forging clear lines of access to justice. We are working to achieve increased clarity and openness in the EU’s institutions and at national government level throughout Europe.

Access to Justice

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    People’s climate case highlights lack of access to the EU courts

    Thirty-six individuals and one youth organisation have filed an application for annulment with the EU’s General Court claiming that EU legislation on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is unlawful because it fails to prevent climate change.

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    ClientEarth lawyers win ground-breaking legal victory for EU transparency and accountability

    In a landmark judgment for participatory democracy, Europe’s top court has ruled in favour of ClientEarth lawyers in a long-running case for greater transparency in the European Union.

  • Poland’s breach of nature laws shows importance of access to justice for environment

    Last month, the European Commission initiated infringement proceedings against the Polish government for breaching nature protection laws.

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    Bulgarian president rejects cost hike on green court cases

    President cites “drastically increased fees” and warns of major threat to Bulgarian democracy.

  • Team

  • Sebastian Bechtel, Environmental Democracy Lawyer, ClientEarth

    Sebastian Bechtel

  • Image of environmental lawyer Anais Berthier

    Anaïs Berthier

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

    Anne Friel

  • Image of ClientEarth senior environmental lawyer Ludwig Kramer

    Ludwig Krämer

  • Gillian Lobo, Lawyer, Climate, Envrionmental Lawyers ClientEarth

    Gillian Lobo

  • Sabine Smith, Digital Communications Assistant , ClientEarth

    Sabine Smith

  • Diane Vandesmet, Events and Communications officer, ClientEarth

    Diane Vandesmet

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