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The EU has published the highly anticipated Farm to Fork Strategy and Biodiversity Strategy this week, shaping the future of food systems and nature protection in the Union.
We’ve launched a legal challenge against the German Federal Government over its continued failures to clean up dangerous air pollution across the country.
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Taking a stand against unnecessary plastic – our first win in Antwerp.
In a win for democracy and transparency, the EU Ombudsman has criticised the Council of the European Union following our legal complaint over transparency.
This webinar provides an overview of the legal framework that applies to individuals and NGOs seeking to enforce the Habitats Directive in national courts.
Energy Charter Treaty Reform – a missed opportunity to support the EU’s climate action and the clean energy transition
ClientEarth’s lawyers have written to the Vice President of the European Commission calling for a more ambitious reform of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT).
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.
On 6 March, the European Commission published a Roadmap proposing an amendment of the Aarhus Regulation
IIDMA held the second access to justice training session in Spain, targeting a wide range of professionals from the legal sector, especially lawyers.
In an ‘unfortunate’ ruling, the Court of justice of the EU (CJEU) has decided to continue excluding members of the public from the debate on investment courts, despite the threat this arbitration system represents for the rule of law and the environment.
This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from March 2019 to March 2020.
In order to protect our staff, our offices across Europe have closed and our staff are working from home. The fight against climate change has not stopped and we are continuing to do all that we can to protect people, nature and planet.
Our lawyers and Bankwatch Romania have submitted a complaint to the European Commission after the Romanian government funded evictions of homeowners by a coal company.
In a recent report, we found that France and Spain have so far failed to use the EU Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) in conservation efforts to end overfishing and restore the marine environment.
Latest updates on access to justice in Europe
Shortly before Christmas, the Court of Justice (CJEU) rendered judgement on a preliminary reference from the Higher Administrative Court of Bavaria.
In the last months of 2019, two judgments were made by Hungarian courts that clarify certain aspects of environmental liability.
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The Romanian government has repeatedly failed to meet its legal obligations to protect Europe’s last natural forests from logging. Together with EuroNatur and Agent Green, we filed a complaint against the country’s authorities to the European Commission.
Major Polish energy firms Enea and Energa have announced they will suspend funding to, and construction of, the country’s last planned new coal plant, Ostroleka C, over economic concerns.
Advocate General opinion suggests restricting Member State discretion to set standing criteria for individuals
This opinion from Advocate General Hogan considers significant questions relating to access to justice under both the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive and the Water Framework Directive.
On Friday 31st January the UK will begin the process of cutting ties with the European Union, its laws and its institutions. But what does Brexit mean for the UK’s environment?
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