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.
The EU Commission has announced it will pursue numerous legal actions on environmental issues against a host of EU countries . Many of those actions are in areas that ClientEarth lawyers are doing essential work. Here, they give their reactions.
Europe’s top court has backed Brussels citizens and ClientEarth in our fight for clean air in the Belgian capital with a judgment today.
Today marks the launch of London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s ambitious plan to make London a cleaner, healthier city.
In an interview with Justin Webb and Nick Robinson on the BBC’s Today Programme, our Head of Public Affairs and Campaigns, Simon Alcock, said government inaction was not an excuse for cities to ignore the illegal levels of air pollution that are harming people’s health.
Poland’s Supreme Administrative Court has upheld today the decision to ban solid coal and wood burning in Krakow.
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.
- 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
- The first ten years of the EU Ambient Air Quality Directive – an essential tool for protecting our health
- Public Consultation to inform the Fitness Check of the EU Ambient Air Quality Directives (2008/50/EC, 2004/107/EC)
- Helping people and business to move towards cleaner forms of transport – The potential role of fiscal policy
- Legal test for feasibility studies
- Defra Response to Environmental Information Request on proposals to improve air quality
- ClientEarth and EEB Environmental Information Request to Defra on proposals to improve air quality
- High Court ruling on ClientEarth (No2) vs SSEFRA, AQP consultation