UK archive

  • Native species in the Infrastructure Act

    The UK is home to many species that have been struggling. Some have disappeared altogether. We want to make sure these species are given the chance to make a comeback.

  • Fishing boat with seagulls

    Making seafood choices clearer

    Through collaborations with the seafood supply chain, we are making it easier for consumers to make the right choices when it comes to buying seafood.

  • ClientEarth outside Royal Courtsof Justice after Supreme Court Victory

    UK Supreme Court orders Government to take “immediate action” on air pollution

    The UK Supreme Court has quashed the Government’s ineffective plans to cut illegal levels of air pollution in Britain and ordered it to deliver new ones by the end of the year.

  • Pension funds must confront climate risk

    ClientEarth has teamed up with the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) to launch the Climate and Pensions Legal Initiative (CPLI).

  • UK dodging energy saving obligations new report suggests

    The UK has changed the way it calculates energy savings without changing its energy efficiency policy, a new report has shown.

  • We’re all about that sea bass

    Sea bass is popular with diners and anglers around the world. Unfortunately, the sea bass in waters around the UK and Ireland have been overfished…

  • Preventing injuries to harbour seals

    The harbour seal population in the UK is in decline. A recent UK-wide report concluded that the population was considered ‘unfavourable – inadequate.’

  • Bee Coalition questions strength of Government’s National Pollinator Strategy

    Major UK environmental NGOs say stronger action is needed to protect pollinators from pesticides in National Pollinator Strategy

  • Seafood brands agree codes on consistent environmental labelling and sourcing

    A coalition of major seafood suppliers has published two codes of conduct guiding their environmental labelling and sourcing policies.

  • Sustainable fishing depends on flexible management

    We believe the new framework must be designed to achieve the objectives and requirements of the Common Fisheries Policy.

  • Government calls for action on declining bee numbers

    Members of the Bee Coalition today welcome the Government’s public ‘Call to Action’ to help reverse declining bee numbers and other pollinating insects.

  • Syngenta neonicotinoid request: Good news for bees

    The pesticides giant Syngenta has retracted its request to use harmful neonicotinoid pesticides.

  • Can the London Stock Exchange help stop climate change?

    The LSE’s decision to join the UN sustainability initiative is an important one, and has the potential to fight climate change.

  • Advisory Councils and the new Common Fisheries Policy

    Briefing: Advisory Councils must now be consulted on the design and implementation of crucial fisheries management tools

  • Government must uphold ban on bee-harming pesticide, says coalition

    Ministers must stand up to intense lobbying from the pesticide industry by refusing to allow a banned bee-harming pesticide to be used on Britain’s crops,

  • Fisheries money must help protect fisheries

    The Common Fisheries Policy puts sustainability at the centre of how fisheries are managed. Unfortunately, funding could be distributed in ways that undermine this progress…

  • In defence of bees – protecting the pesticides ban

    Some pesticides have been banned by the European Commission. Some companies are challenging this pesticides ban, so we’re standing up for the bees.

  • Save the bees – ban neonicotinoid pesticides

    We’ve joined with 12 other organisations to call for the UK Govt to show its commitment to reversing bee declines with a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides.

  • UK Government must enforce bee-harming pesticide bans

    The UK Government to show its commitment to reversing pollinator declines by fully enforcing the ban on bee-harming pesticide use.

  • Image of London skyline to illustrate Supreme court asks Europe to fast-track our air pollution case

    Supreme court asks Europe to fast-track our air pollution case

    in 2011, we challenged the environment secretary for failing to meet air quality standards. It’s been a long battle through the UK courts, but in May the supreme court agreed with us.

  • image of London skyline showing the impact of low air quality standards

    Stronger air quality standards are essential to protect health

    Air pollution causes death, serious illness and hospital admissions even at levels well below current EU limits, according to an alarming new report from the World Health Organization (WHO).

  • New Sustainable Seafood Coalition website

    We’ve just launched a brand new SSC website and a draft labelling code on environmental claims for sourcing and labelling.

  • The March of the Beekeepers

    Beekeepers and supporters will be marching on Parliament to persuade Government to support an EU ban of chemicals that are harmful to bees.

  • The UK’s new bank: what shade of green and how much investment?