The European Commission has published two key studies on deforestation, one focusing on palm oil and sustainability certification, the other looking at how to step up EU action on deforestation.
ClientEarth is joining the United Nations experts call to release individuals jailed for protesting against a discharge of toxic industrial chemicals into coastal waters of Vietnam.
Three out of the top five official risks to the global economy in 2018 stem from the changing climate. Financiers need a plan.
A few of ClientEarth’s staff went to the UN’s annual international climate conference, known as COP23. This is what we learned…
Top insurers pull billions from coal – lawyers say there are “serious questions” for those still invested in it
This week, insurance giant Zurich announced that it would both divest from and stop insuring coal-dependent businesses. ClientEarth lawyer Alice Garton questions why others are lagging behind.
ExxonMobil, Shell, BP and 43 other multinationals have been summoned to appear at a climate change hearing by the Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights.
Given the climate-intensified destruction present in so many continents today, faith leaders must question their investments in fossil fuels.
A new report published by Coalswarm and Greenpeace reveals an unprecedented drop in global confidence in coal with 25% of 1,675 coal operators having left the business since 2010 and a wave of national phase-outs being declared.
A new legal report seeks to correct company directors who think following climate risk reporting guidelines is riskier than silence.
With Hurricane Harvey battering Texas, a new report by ClientEarth warns that governments and business may be increasingly at risk of litigation for failing to prevent foreseeable climate-related harm to people and infrastructure.
A New Zealand law student is suing the country’s Minister for Climate Change over national emissions reduction targets.
US president Donald Trump is pulling the country out of the Paris climate change agreement, but climate action will continue globally and within the US.
As shareholders demand Exxon reports properly on climate risk, environmental lawyers to question if Exxon is as eager to deliver as it seems.
Will President Trump pull the US out of the Paris Agreement? Rumour suggests he will, and world leaders are reportedly engaged in last-ditch diplomacy to prevent this.
Responsible investment is a key impetus for a sustainable seafood industry, and investors are increasingly expected to use their finances responsibly. How can they do this?
A new report shows that while coal is destined to exit the global energy mix, governments need to go far further in speeding the transition.
This issue of the EUTR newsletter provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from July to September 2016.
In 2017, we will build on our successes and continue to use the law to protect people and the planet. In this post, each of our teams look forward to the New Year.
Air pollution is the world’s largest single environmental health risk. It has a major impact on the lives of millions of people across the globe. That’s why ClientEarth is taking action to clear the air.
The national investigation will consider the responsibility of fossil fuel companies and their effect on the environment and people of the Philippines. This is a globally significant moment for climate change and human rights law.
The UK has today ratified the Paris Agreement, a global treaty to tackle climate change.
ClientEarth’s CEO James Thornton has urged President elect Trump to rethink his position on climate change and the Paris Agreement.
Barristers in Australia warn company directors that they could face legal action for failing to disclose risks posed to their business by climate change.
Nature compensation schemes, termed biodiversity offsetting, which could help make up for damage done to the environment, must be implemented properly if they are not to be counter-productive.