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Today Europe’s top court has upheld the strict protection that EU law offers to wolves and other species. The ruling is a key milestone in the protection of endangered Finnish wolves.
The CJEU has confirmed the broad principles defined by the General Court on the scope and standard of its review in the context of the internal review procedure.
ClientEarth has seen the conclusion of two domestic proceedings with important implications for access to justice in environmental matters in Sweden and Finland.
EU law also requires that the public and environmental NGOs have access to courts to challenge forest management plans. This was not the case in Poland.
Employees of the Local Government Appeal Boards and Maritime Office took part in the fifth training organised within the framework of the “Access to justice for a Greener Europe” project. It took place on 17 September in Szczecin.
Today we launched a legal challenge against Europe’s largest power plant – Belchatow – and two of its mines to demand it stop burning lignite by 2035.
Our webinar “Challenging activities that harm the environment : article 9.2 of the Aarhus Convention ” is now available online!
ClientEarth have made a submission to the European Court of Human Rights in a case brought by Italian citizens against their government’s systematic failure to address environmental pollution.
Twelve top Chinese judges recently visited the UK for training to help them implement China’s ambitious new environmental laws.
We are starting to win the fight on coal. Slowly, using law and campaigns and public pressure, we are seeing coal power stations close. Renewable energy is growing. And governments are finally promising to phase out filthy coal.
For six decades, lignite – the dirtiest and once the cheapest form of coal – has been the driving force of Greece’s economy. Today, lignite has become inefficient and costly. It’s time to clean up coal.
ClientEarth legal experts have produced a briefing for European policy makers outlining the importance of imposing significant deterrent sanctions and penalties against citizens and organisations that have taken part in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities.
EU Commission announces environmental legal action. ClientEarth lawyers react.
Read about our latest analysis, project updates, and other tools available for you.
The EU can help tackle deforestation, environmental harm and human rights abuses by introducing mandatory due diligence – rules which require companies to identify and prevent the negative impact of their operations and supply chains.
On 3 July 2019, the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee published its draft findings regarding an Irish communication on a decision to extend a quarry permit by 5 years.
On 26 June 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) held that citizens can challenge the lack of adequate air quality plans.
Why is everyone so worried about coal, and is there a clean alternative? Europe has over 250 coal power stations, and is building more. Read on to find out why this is bad for the planet, and how we can stop dirty coal.
This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from April to June 2019.
Today, we have jointly called on the European Commission to take legal action against 15 EU governments for failing in their legal duty to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises in the North East Atlantic from capture in fishing nets.
In an appeal against a Commission internal review decision, the General Court has set restrictive criteria regarding the arguments that can be raised before it to challenge the act subject to internal review.
The new law, which follows a dangerous trend of undermining the independence of judges also seen in Poland, has been postponed “for an indefinite time”.