On 30 January 2019, the High Court of Bangladesh recognized the river Turag as a living entity with legal rights and held that the same would apply to all rivers in Bangladesh. This monumental decision is the latest example of a trend towards according rights to nature.
ClientEarth calls on Glencore to halt lobbying against climate action following news that the major coal producer will not grow its coal capacity and align its business with the Paris Agreement.
2018 truly was the year the world started waking up to the dangers posed by plastic waste – here is ClientEarth’s guide to the year that turned the tide for action on plastic.
Lawyers from ClientEarth have launched a new online resource to help forest defenders and managers everywhere have access to the most up to date information about forestry laws.
From coal court cases to saving ancient forests, we’ve taken a look back over some of this year’s achievements.
Following the success of the Sustainable Seafood Coalition (SSC) in the UK, the launch of the Hong Kong Sustainable Seafood Coalition (HKSSC) demonstrates how the collaborative model can be replicated around the world.
Vanuatu is calling for a new ‘loss and damage fund’ to ensure payments from those most responsible for climate change go towards those most affected by climate disasters.
Winsome McIntosh, ClientEarth’s founding chair, has stepped down after more than 12 years leading our board of trustees. During her tenure, the organisation has transformed from a start-up charity into one of the most effective organisations in the environmental sector.
World governments are “nowhere near on track” to avoid breaking through international carbon budgets.
Major investors have set out support for a new investor briefing detailing what could be gained from recognition of climate risk by global securities regulatory association IOSCO.
Businesses in the UK’s Sustainable Seafood Coalition have agreed on commitments that recognise the risk of modern slavery and social responsibility in their supply chains.
Directors of companies have been put on notice of climate risk and liability during the world’s first national inquiry into the human rights impacts of climate change, in the Philippines today.
Investors and finance experts have put further pressure on IOSCO to prompt a global gear shift on climate risk reporting.
Major companies face serious material business risks for their involvement in creating plastic waste, a new report shows from ClientEarth shows.
In a first of its kind case, a pension fund member in Australia has taken their fund to court over a lack of information on what it knows about the impact of climate change on his investments and what it is doing about it.
New analysis suggests the outlooks oil companies are giving their investors are far too rosy.
Climate litigation is a lasting legacy of James Hansen’s historic testimony on human-induced global warming, 30 years ago on Saturday.
New climate research published directly links the level of atmospheric carbon dioxide – rather than mean global temperature – with the chance of more extreme weather events, furthering the case for litigation against businesses and governments shown to be ignoring climate risk in their decision-making.
This year’s REN21’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report reveals the transition to renewable energy is possible, but advances so far are uneven across sectors.
As climate change-related events increase the rate and scale of insurance payouts, how much longer can the industry prop up projects clearly connected to global temperature rise?
ClientEarth has appointed lawyer Alice Garton to lead its Climate programme. Alice is a senior corporate lawyer and has been at ClientEarth for three years leading the organisation’s award-winning Company & Financial Project.
As Commonwealth leaders assemble in London, under distinct pressure to act on climate, lawyers point to existing law that commits directors to manage climate risk.
Report: Landmark ruling suggests investor-state dispute settlement illegal in all EU-investment deals
A report published today by ClientEarth and the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) reveals that the recent Achmea ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) could render investment agreements between the European Union (EU) or its Member States and non-EU countries illegal.
The number of coal plants across the world will start to drop within five years, according to a new expert report.