The UK has an influential voice in Europe and beyond. It has the potential to lead on tackling global environmental challenges like climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss. Our lawyers are pushing the UK to fully implement strong environmental law at home and push forward action on the globe stage.

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    Gaping hole in UK government’s Budget where diesel measures should have been

    The chancellor has failed to grasp the severity of the UK’s air quality crisis. He should have imposed a first-year tax on diesel vehicles.

  • UK Parliament for story saying Lords report on electricity market reform leaves much to be desired

    Lords report on UK electricity market reform leaves much to be desired

    The House of Lords Economic Affairs Select Committee last week released a report on the “Price of Power”. The report has been criticised on numerous grounds, but the common theme is that it exaggerates the price (in the broadest sense of the word) of renewable electricity.

  • Financial regulator’s response to climate risk “troubling”

    The Financial Reporting Council’s response to a climate risk consultation suggest it underestimates financial risks from climate change.

  • Government facing court over new environmental justice plans

    UK facing legal action over cost rules which deter citizens from court

    New rules coming into force today will make it virtually impossible to bring a public interest case to protect the environment, so ClientEarth, Friends of the Earth and the RSPB have started legal proceedings against the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.

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