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.
This body of case law presents the cases issued by the Polish courts in the area of nature protection, in which the collected evidence allowed punishing for environmental crimes and offences.
The massive financial support granted to Poland’s energy sector does not boost the development of green energy. Most of it goes to coal plants.
The latest Commission infringement package brings some good news for access to justice.
The last of eight trainings under the “Access to justice for a greener Europe” (A2J EARL) project took place on 7 November 2019 at the Warsaw Bar Association.
In November 2019 the Court of Justice of the European Union issued two landmark judgments concerning the independence of the judiciary in Poland.
The aim of the meeting was to analyse whether the changes proposed in the draft amendments to the Geological and Mining Law complied with Polish, EU and international law.
ClientEarth held its sixth training on Access to justice at the European Commission Representation in Poland
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.
Read our five facts that illustrate why we’ve brought a case against Europe’s largest coal plant – Belchatow and demanding they stop burning coal by 2035.
Belchatow power plant in Poland is five times the size of the average plant. There is no place for a plant this huge and this dirty in Europe, which is supposed to be spearheading the global climate fight.
ClientEarth lawyers have scored a major win in Poland, which puts the future of planned coal plant Ostrołęka C in question.
The long-contested Polnoc coal-fired power plant in Poland will not be built, after a ruling from the Polish Supreme Administrative Court.
Communicating climate change through electro? Two composers are finding new ways to shed light on the biggest global challenge.
Poland’s Supreme Administrative Court has upheld today the decision to ban solid coal and wood burning in Krakow.
Approval for a huge new coal mine that would leave 3,000 people in search of new homes is being challenged by ClientEarth’s lawyers in Poland.
The barriers and challenges related to access to justice in environmental matters were the subjects of a seminar organized by ClientEarth in the last week of January in the Office of the Ombudsman in Warsaw.
Lawyers at ClientEarth have criticised moves by the Polish state-owned forestry company to restart commercial logging in the Bialowieza Forest.
Environmental lawyers have challenged an authorisation for the planned killing of 40 protected European Bison in north-eastern Poland.
The first seminar of the year on Access to justice will be held on January 29th in Poland, as part of the ATOJ-EARL and IVF projects.
ClientEarth has issued a further legal warning to Polish energy companies Enea and Energa as they prepare to bid for state subsidies for controversial coal power plant Ostrołęka C.
A new report by ClientEarth shows Poland is trailing behind other EU countries in phasing out fossil fuels in favour of renewable energy.
ClientEarth has taken legal action against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline extension, a project to build and operate a new twin pipeline from Russia through the Baltic Sea to Germany.
Company Enea will have to justify its decision to power ahead with the controversial project in court, as Poland feels the pressure before COP24.