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  • Community energy needs support

    Environmental lawyers at ClientEarth have studied the way that different EU member state governments, including the UK, support community energy.

  • UK dodging energy saving obligations new report suggests

    The UK has changed the way it calculates energy savings without changing its energy efficiency policy, a new report has shown.

  • EU Timber Regulation turns two today – what’s the latest news?

    The EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) came into force on 3rd March 2013, designed to tackle deforestation around the world by preventing illegal timber being sold in the EU.

  • European Commission’s energy union strategy sets vision, but not responsibilities

    We applaud the Commission’s intent to decarbonise and increase cleaner energy. However, to make these commitments work in practice, they need binding legislation on climate governance.

  • We’re all about that sea bass

    Sea bass is popular with diners and anglers around the world. Unfortunately, the sea bass in waters around the UK and Ireland have been overfished…

  • Shell tells shareholders to vote for climate change resolution

  • Comparing illegal logging laws in the EU, USA and Australia

    As major timber consuming markets, the European Union (EU), USA and Australia have all introduced laws to restrict the access of illegally harvested timber to their markets.

  • European court hearing on access to information

    We have appealed a decision of the General Court of the EU that would allow the European Commission to keep this information confidential.

  • ECJ rulings a setback for environmental democracy

    Today’s European Court of Justice rulings on a number of cases related to the EU’s implementation of the Aarhus Convention are a sorry step backwards for environmental democracy, public accountability and access to justice.

  • Latest news: European court hearing on access to information

    We believe European citizens have the right to know whether or not Member States comply with EU environmental law.

  • European Environmental Law Observatory – January 2015

    This issue covers materials appearing between 25 October to 25 December 2014.

  • EU vote threatens the oceans

    Sustainable fish stocks mean more fish for everyone. That’s why we joined with Fish Fight to secure a strong fisheries law in Europe.

  • European Environmental Law Observatory – November 2014

    This issue covers materials appearing between 25 August to 25 October 2014.

  • Preventing injuries to harbour seals

    The harbour seal population in the UK is in decline. A recent UK-wide report concluded that the population was considered ‘unfavourable – inadequate.’

  • Bee Coalition questions strength of Government’s National Pollinator Strategy

    Major UK environmental NGOs say stronger action is needed to protect pollinators from pesticides in National Pollinator Strategy

  • European Environmental Law Observatory – September 2014

    This issue covers materials appearing between 25th June and 25th August 2014.

  • The Aarhus Convention: Implementation and compliance in EU law

    Read the Aarhus Centre’s new publication on the Aarhus Convention, focussing on implementation and compliance in EU law.

  • Review of the EIB transparency policy

    The EIB is reviewing its transparency policy and unfortunately has not taken this opportunity to increase transparency within its decision-making process.

  • Seafood brands agree codes on consistent environmental labelling and sourcing

    A coalition of major seafood suppliers has published two codes of conduct guiding their environmental labelling and sourcing policies.

  • Sandcastle and River

    Trade and environmental protection

    The European Union is negotiating a trade deal with the US, called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

  • Bathers in Budapest fountain to illustrate importance of environmental law and trade deals like TTIP

    TTIP: Trade and environmental protection

    As TTIP discussions progress, we’re concerned about its impacts on the regulation of toxic chemicals in the EU.

  • Image of black stork illustrating protecting species and habitats

    Protecting species and habitats

    Habitat loss, pollution, climate change, agriculture and development are all putting a strain on Europe’s biodiversity.

  • Short-snouted seahorse on knotted wrack

    Protecting our seas with Special Areas of Conservation

    Our oceans are under increasing pressure from overfishing, pollution and habitat destruction. Special Areas of Conservation are biodiversity hotspots protected under the EU’s Natura 2000 network.

  • European Environmental Law Observatory – July 2014

    This issue covers materials appearing between 25th April and 25th June 2014.