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You have a right to know about decisions affecting your environment

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You have a right to know about decisions affecting your environment

  • Theresa May outside Number 10 Downing St announcing General Election 2017

    Environment and pollution ‘should be at heart of snap UK election’

    James Thornton, CEO of ClientEarth said a snap election is a perfect opportunity for all parties to put the environment and pollution at the heart of their agendas.

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    The UK’s not-so-great Repeal Bill plan for Brexit

    The Brexit Secretary David Davis has failed to set out robust and unambiguous plans which will safeguard the UK’s environmental protections after the UK leaves the EU.

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    Compliance Committee of the Aarhus Convention rules EU in breach of Access to Justice

    The Compliance Committee has confirmed that the EU is breaching the access to justice provisions of the Aarhus Convention by preventing individuals and NGOs bringing cases in EU courts.

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    Article 50: The environment must not be neglected

    Today Theresa May triggered Article 50, formally notifying the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. ClientEarth has issued a warning about the serious risks ahead if the environment is neglected.

  • “Working at ClientEarth allows me to practise as a lawyer and fight for a cause I believe in at the same time. Ensuring the correct implementation of the Aarhus Convention not only leads to a better protection of the environment and public health but also brings democracy in providing the public with rights that make them part of the decision-making process and in turn make our decision-makers accountable. Aarhus is about enabling the people to make the future their own.”

    Anaïs Berthier
    Senior Lawyer/Juriste, Environmental Law and Justice

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