The Court of Justice of the EU has held that, in judicial procedures based on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive, national courts must interpret procedural law consistently with the requirement that proceedings must not be prohibitively expensive.
Company Enea will have to justify its decision to power ahead with the controversial project in court, as Poland feels the pressure before COP24.
A new report shows governments across Europe are showing a lack of commitment to address air pollution as levels continue to exceed EU legal limits and WHO guidelines.
The European Parliament has advanced the push to protect people and the environment from plastic pollution.
A group of UK parents has called on the government to release funding for emergency measures to clean up illegal levels of air pollution around schools and nurseries across the country.
Under pressure from a number of member states, the European Commission has revived a push to water down rules that protect against endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in pesticides.
Moving the goalposts is transparently not the way to clean up the air, according to clean air lawyer Ugo Taddei.
UK MPs have called for the government to commit to a target of 2032 for all new cars and vans sold in the UK to be zero emission.
Disobedient Films explores what brought environmental pioneer James Thornton to London to set up ClientEarth – and his legal team’s six-year battle to protect our lungs from air pollution.
The Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have today released statements on the systemic impact of climate change to UK financial markets
Environmental organisations are mounting a legal challenge against two Greek power plants for their failure to comply with EU, national and international laws.
In Germany, diesel bans now been mandated by courts in Stuttgart, Munich, Düsseldorf, Aachen, Frankfurt – and the capital, Berlin.
As the UN pushes for urgent climate action, judges reaffirm governments must commit to fighting climate change.
The health of Europe’s fisheries in the north-east Atlantic is at stake after a European Parliament committee decided today to postpone the recovery of fish stocks in that area.
Legal experts are calling on the European Parliament to support plans for ports to charge a fixed fee to manage waste from incoming ships, to remove the incentive for operators to dump at sea.
A member of Shell’s pension fund is ready to take it to the Pensions Ombudsman for maladministration – unless it can prove it is managing its climate-related risk. ClientEarth is supporting him.
World governments are “nowhere near on track” to avoid breaking through international carbon budgets.
Environmental lawyers are calling for a ‘beyond coal’ policy as Hambach ruling sends RWE’s share price plummeting.
A new UK Government air pollution plan has revealed air pollution to be much worse than previously feared.
Environmental lawyers ClientEarth have been ranked as the 31st most innovative law firm in Europe at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards.
New laws are part of an “alarming trend” towards the restriction of people’s environmental rights, say legal experts.
Legal experts from environmental law charity ClientEarth have joined other key organisations working in the public interest in outlining the current weaknesses of current food contact material regulation.
Find out more about the People’s climate case, a new project and a citizen’s guide on access to justice
The German government has announced a plan to ‘solve’ the diesel crisis through hardware retrofits and scrappage schemes in an attempt to combat illegal air pollution.