Clean air is essential for a healthy life. More than 400,000 early deaths are caused each year by air pollution in Europe. We are all affected but some, especially children and older people, are more vulnerable than others. We are fighting for everybody’s right to breathe clean air.
ClientEarth uses the law to tackle some of the most pressing environmental challenges. But using the law doesn’t just mean taking legal action. We sat down with Dominic Phinn, our Business Engagement Co-ordinator for Clean Air, to find out more about our work with UK businesses to tackle air pollution.
Today, the Government released its long-awaited Environment Bill to tackle the UK’s biggest environmental challenges but it was another missed opportunity for people’s right to breathe clean air.
Latest UK air pollution data reveal that 83% of reporting zones still have illegal levels of air pollution and little progress has been made. Find out how clean the air you breathe is.
ClientEarth have made a submission to the European Court of Human Rights in a case brought by Italian citizens against their government’s systematic failure to address environmental pollution.
EU Commission announces environmental legal action. ClientEarth lawyers react.
Over several years of legal action to improve European air quality, ClientEarth has built a body of leading clean air resources. This section, updated regularly, features links to court rulings, policy developments, and ClientEarth’s Clean Air Handbook, among other useful documents.
- Healthy Air Campaign The Environment Bill and clean air Second Reading briefing
- Healthy Air Campaign – Clean Air and the Environment Bill briefing
- Healthy Air Campaign – Clean Air and the Environment Bill position paper
- ClientEarth amicus curiae dans l’affaire Di Caprio et autres contre l’Italie, septembre 2019
- Heathrow Airport Expansion Consultation – ClientEarth written response September 2019
- ClientEarth amicus curiae in case Di Caprio and others v. Italy, September 2019
- Hearing on air pollution health risks puts Germany’s diesel debate in spotlight
- What do ClientEarth’s legal cases mean for local authority plans to deliver nitrogen dioxide compliance in England and Wales?
- Judgment of the German Federal Administrative Court – Stuttgart – Case BVerwG 7 C 30.17 – February 2018
- Judgment of the German Federal Administrative Court – Dusseldorf – Case BVerwG 7 CX 26.16 27 – February 2018
- Judgment of the Bratislava court on 13 November 2018 – Case 5S/31/2017-141
- Judgment of the Czech Supreme Administrative Court on 20 December 2017 – Case 6 As 288/2016 – 146