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  • clientearth global good awards

    Wins and recognition for ClientEarth at Global Good Awards 2018

    This unique ceremony aims to recognise and reward change in all organisations working towards a more ethical and sustainable future.

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    Lords vote backs meaningful green watchdog

    An amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill that demands environmental standards are maintained and enforced after Brexit has just passed in the House of Lords.

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    No more coal, no new gas – it’s vital the UK government invests in our clean future

    Countries have crucial decisions to make about their energy mix beyond the coal era. In the UK, there is no need for new gas – so what comes next?

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    UK government’s green watchdog plans lack legal punch

    ClientEarth calls on the UK government to strengthen its plans for an environmental watchdog after consultation reveals a toothless body post-Brexit.

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    New briefing casts doubt on Aviva coal engagement strategy

    Today, the Unfriend Coal network released its report “Aviva and Coal: a very long engagement”. The briefing casts doubt on the success of the company’s engagement policy with coal companies.

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    New WHO data shows more government action needed to protect people from harmful air

    The World Health Organization (WHO) published new data that shows an alarming proportion of people in most EU countries are exposed to unsafe levels of air pollution.

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    A green watchdog with teeth

    The UK government has announced plans for a new ‘world-leading’ green watchdog. Read the ClientEarth blueprint for an effective watchdog with teeth here.

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    Welsh Government draft air pollution plans lack clarity

    Welsh Government plans to bring down illegal levels of air pollution ‘lack clarity’ and are in danger of falling short of legal requirements.

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    Global oil giants to lose value within five years – UK asset managers

    UK asset managers surveyed for Ownership Day believe oil companies will suffer as energy markets go clean.

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    Commonwealth company directors must take action on climate risk: new legal reports

    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.

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    British public overwhelmingly support greater fisheries protections after Brexit

    More than three out of four people across the UK support a new law to ensure fish stocks are protected from overfishing after Britain leaves the EU, according to a new study.

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    Rio Tinto investors urged to stand up to miner over destructive climate lobbying

    Shareholders are set to protest the corporation’s membership to trade associations notorious for undermining international climate efforts.

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    UK government spends £500,000 defending long-standing inaction on air quality

    New figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request are a reminder that action on air pollution is needed now.

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    In review: A week of plastic-free grocery shopping

    This year I took part in the Plastic Free Lent campaign by doing a plastic-free grocery shop. It turned out to be quite a challenge.

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    UK government hides air quality strategy while other countries go public

    The UK government has refused to make public its strategy to bring down illegal levels of air pollution.

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    UK environment minister’s “pitiful” scrappage plan asks council to do his work for him

    The government today published its response to the consultation on support for people affected by the government’s air quality plan. Unfortunately, the response is little more than an inventory of possible measures – with no strong recommendations given.

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    Climate change concerns lead to rejection of Druridge Bay coal mine

    Plans for a huge opencast coal mine at Druridge Bay were today formally rejected by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid, on the basis that the environmental impact would be too significant.

  • ‘Client Earth’ book wins Business Book of the Year

    A book chronicling the history of ClientEarth’s first ten years has won the Judge’s Choice award at the inaugural Business Book Awards.

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    Week three: plastic-free Lent

    With two weeks to go until Good Friday, ClientEarth Head of Major Giving, Philippa Dunn, tells us about her plastic-free challenge to start small and gear up to more major lifestyle changes.

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    UK must outlaw future trade deals with secret courts, which will risk ‘Green Brexit’

    ClientEarth CEO, James Thornton, has today called for the UK to make controversial trade deals that allow companies to sideline domestic courts and sue governments over environmental laws, illegal.

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    Cross-party MPs demand urgent action to deal with UK “air quality catastrophe”

    A new joint select committee report calls out government inertia and recommends a number of solutions that ClientEarth has publicly called for.

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    UK Government should act now not ‘consult’ on clean air and plastics

    UK Chancellor Philip Hammond offers “consultations” on clean air and plastics in his Spring Statement in the House of Commons.

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    People’s Postcode Lottery funds ClientEarth’s flagship clean air work

    Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have awarded ClientEarth a £250,000 grant for its ground-breaking work tackling air pollution in the UK

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    Auto-enrolment pension savers could face significant losses due to poor climate risk practice

    A new report by ClientEarth and ShareAction has revealed that millions of pension savers may face significant future losses due to lack of action from pension providers and their regulator on climate risk