The UK government must now show leadership akin to the international space race to ensure real action backs new net zero laws addressing climate change, say environmental lawyers.
We have written to the European Commission arguing that there is no proven need for the UK’s Capacity Market – and that as designed, it favours coal and gas power plants over cleaner technologies.
New Aarhus findings: ACCC/C/2014/100 (UK) – Committee explains public participation requirements for plans/programmes
Last week, the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee has published its findings on communication ACCC/C/2014/100 (United Kingdom) concerning the controversial “High Speed 2” rail project from London to the West Midlands, Manchester and Leeds.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published its net zero report, laying out a bold vision for the UK to maintain global leadership in the fight against climate change. To stay true to this ambition, the UK government must not carry forward surplus emissions this month from previous carbon budgets.
Today marks the launch of London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s ambitious plan to make London a cleaner, healthier city.
James Thornton, founder and CEO of ClientEarth, has joined David Attenborough and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a list of the World’s Most Influential People in Climate Policy.
In an interview with Justin Webb and Nick Robinson on the BBC’s Today Programme, our Head of Public Affairs and Campaigns, Simon Alcock, said government inaction was not an excuse for cities to ignore the illegal levels of air pollution that are harming people’s health.
ClientEarth lawyers call on the UK to take access to justice seriously after a damning United Nations report outlines the UK’s failure to comply with its international legal obligations in allowing the public to bring legal cases to protect the environment.
“The irony is that by enabling new coal projects, insurers are undermining their own viability. It is a stark case of climate hypocrisy.”
ClientEarth has warned warned that, if approved, a new Drax gas plant would be responsible for as much as 75% of the emissions budget for the entire UK power sector.
The UK Government’s new Clean Air Strategy has some strong ambitions but is light on action.
ClientEarth law and policy advisor Tom West reacts to the UK government’s new environment legislation, which establishes a new, independent environment body and creates a statutory framework for environmental principles.
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.
The Welsh Government risks repeating the shambolic approach of UK ministers environmental lawyers ClientEarth have said, after a new air quality plan for Wales was released yesterday afternoon.
The EU’s General Court has annulled the Commission’s State aid approval of the UK Capacity Market – this is a short analysis of the judgment.
A new report from the UK’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC) recognises burning trees for energy can cause more greenhouse gas emissions than fossil fuels.
The Brexit withdrawal agreement includes wording supportive of establishing a green watchdog. However there are serious gaps in the declaration, and no legal safeguards governing this cooperation.
ClientEarth has submitted a written objection to Drax Power’s plans to build four new gas turbines, on the grounds that it breaches the government’s planning and climate change recommendations.
Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A, supported by the Little House of Science, to learn more about how air pollution is damaging children’s health.
A group of UK parents has called on the government to release funding for emergency measures to clean up illegal levels of air pollution around schools and nurseries across the country.
UK MPs have called for the government to commit to a target of 2032 for all new cars and vans sold in the UK to be zero emission.
The Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have today released statements on the systemic impact of climate change to UK financial markets