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  • Maria-Jolie Veder headshot

    How to clean up coal in Europe – five minutes with our lawyer, Maria Jolie Veder

    ClientEarth uses law to tackle the climate crisis. We pair up with lawyers and charities throughout Europe to fight dirty coal. Maria Jolie Veder, one of our energy lawyers, tells us how we work with local experts to help people take on polluting coal.

  • Coal Power Plant in Greece

    Major court win brings the end to Greek lignite era ever closer

    Following legal action Greece has ruled to annul the environmental permits for two state-owned lignite-fired power plants. This is the new normal in a country that is speeding towards a coal phase-out.

  • coal plant in Germany by mine

    Should German coal companies get cash to close?

    Germany, the home of roughly a third of the EU’s entire coal fleet – that’s nearly 70 coal plants – announced this year that it will phase out coal by 2038.

  • Marita - a villager taking on lignite mining in Germany

    #HomesNotCoal – how villagers are using the law to take on lignite mining in Germany

    Germany now has a date for its coal phase out – but for the villagers still threatened by rampant mining, it might take a legal battle to save their homes.

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  • Bianca Vergnaud, Communications Officer, Strategic Litigation, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

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