Combating climate change means transforming our energy and transport systems. We need to produce energy and travel freely while reducing carbon emissions – and that means moving past fossil fuels. Our lawyers are unpicking the legal obstacles stopping this progress.

Climate Governance

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    Science behind climate attribution drives litigation risk for business and government

    The new science of attributing extreme weather events, such as last year’s devastating Hurricane Harvey, to climate change could become a key driver of litigation.

  • Shell workers on rig for story saying Shell facing climate change law suit from Friends of the Earth Netherlands

    Shell facing climate law suit from Friends of the Earth Netherlands

    Shell has been served legal notice today after Friends of the Earth Netherlands took the first step in a court case over the oil giant’s climate record.

  • Manila street scene for story saying Shell and BP summoned to world-first climate change hearing today

    Shell and BP summoned to world-first climate change hearing today

    The world’s first national inquiry into the human rights impacts of climate change takes a crucial leap forward today, as the Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights hears evidence at a two-day hearing in Manila.

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    Climate change concerns lead to rejection of Druridge Bay coal mine

    Plans for a huge opencast coal mine at Druridge Bay were today formally rejected by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid, on the basis that the environmental impact would be too significant.

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  • Jonathan Church

  • Julie Finkler

  • Anna Frączyk, Project Coordinator, Climate & Energy, ClientEarth

    Anna Frączyk

  • Karla Hill, Director of Programmes, ClientEarth

    Karla Hill

  • Sam Hunter Jones, Lawyer, Climate Accountability, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

    Sam Hunter Jones

  • Ilona Jędrasik

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    Elspeth Jones

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