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  • Celebrating 12 years of Winsome McIntosh’s board leadership at ClientEarth

    Winsome McIntosh, ClientEarth’s founding chair, has stepped down after more than 12 years leading our board of trustees. During her tenure, the organisation has transformed from a start-up charity into one of the most effective organisations in the environmental sector.

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    New York City sues Big Oil

    New York City is suing five oil majors over climate change. The decision shows that the impunity the industry once enjoyed can no longer be taken for granted.

  • ClientEArth: Chairty Times Charity of the Year

    ClientEarth celebrates wins, recognition and rankings surge at FT and Charity Times awards

    Environmental law teams across ClientEarth are celebrating this morning following recognition at two major awards ceremonies last night, in multiple categories.

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    New Californian climate lawsuit against ‘Big Oil’ filed

    Another lawsuit against ‘Big Oil’ for the effects of climate change has been filed in California. The cities of San Francisco and Oakland, on behalf of the people of California are suing BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips and Royal Dutch Shell over the company’s contribution to current and projected impacts from sea level rise in California

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    Carbon Majors to face court over rising sea levels in California

    Three local governments have launched legal claims against 20 fossil fuel companies, seeking a contribution to their costs of adapting to rising sea levels.

  • Green leaders choose ClientEarth as most effective UK environmental group

    ClientEarth has been voted as the UK’s most effective environmental group by CEOs from across the UK green sector, according to a new report.

  • birds on wire for story about Trump pulling out of Paris agreement

    US withdraws from Paris Agreement as other countries rally behind climate deal

    US president Donald Trump is pulling the country out of the Paris climate change agreement, but climate action will continue globally and within the US.

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    Shareholders win fight to force Exxon to report on climate

    As shareholders demand Exxon reports properly on climate risk, environmental lawyers to question if Exxon is as eager to deliver as it seems.

  • People walking highest mountain in US for story on Why the US can't downgrade its Paris pledge for political convenience

    Why the US can’t downgrade its Paris pledge for political convenience

    Will President Trump pull the US out of the Paris Agreement? Rumour suggests he will, and world leaders are reportedly engaged in last-ditch diplomacy to prevent this.

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    Trump signs executive order rolling back Obama era climate protections

    The executive order will have a major impact on environmental and climate change policy in the US.

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    It’s official: Trump moves to upend Obama’s climate action

    America’s new President has begun a climate purge, promising to raze Obama’s cornerstone Climate Action Plan.

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    Can Trump ignore the Paris Agreement?

    Can Trump ignore the Paris climate deal and what would happen to the Agreement if the US does withdraw?

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    Over £1bn in public funds to finance Drax’s not-so-clean power conversion

    Doubts remain over whether public money is best spent on wood-burning for UK power.

  • Boris Johnson signing the Paris Agreement

    UK ratification of Paris agreement is a warning to Trump

    The UK has today ratified the Paris Agreement, a global treaty to tackle climate change.

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    How can seafood businesses find fishery improvement projects?

    FisheryProgress.org will be a valuable resource to those interested in making fishing more sustainable.

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    Trump needs to rethink climate position

    ClientEarth’s CEO James Thornton has urged President elect Trump to rethink his position on climate change and the Paris Agreement.

  • Girls in poppy field to illustrate story saying 21 Children win right to sue US Government over climate change

    21 children win right to sue US Government over climate change

    A group of 21 American children are challenging the US federal government over its climate change policies. Now Judge Anne Aiken, of the District of Oregon, has agreed that they have legal standing to do so.

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    Exxon faces climate disclosure lawsuit – from its own investors

    Shareholders have filed a legal case against ExxonMobil, claiming the company knew profits faced climate risks but failed to disclose the threat.

  • Photo of Mystic River to illustrate story on Exxon sued over climate cover up

    Exxon sued over climate change cover-up

    US campaigners are suing energy giant ExxonMobil over an alleged climate cover-up at a Boston storage site.

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    Exxon investigation: A tipping point on climate risk

    Fossil fuel companies have been warned that they need to take climate change risk into account, after reports of an investigation into Exxon’s accounting.

  • Beth Thoren to join ClientEarth as deputy CEO

    Environmental lawyers ClientEarth have appointed Beth Thoren as deputy CEO. Beth takes up the new post on 26 September after four years at the RSPB as Director of Fundraising and Communications.

  • photo of someone buying fruit to illustrate story saying CETA should be driven by democracy, not hyperbole - campaigners to trade chief

    CETA should be driven by democracy, not hyperbole

    Negotiations over the Canada-EU trade agreement (CETA) must be governed by democracy, not hyperbole, campaigners today told trade minister Jean-Luc Demarty.

  • Fish swarm through kelp forest

    Sustainable seafood lessons shared across the Atlantic

    ClientEarth celebrates a new transatlantic partnership with the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions.

  • Litigation is a “form of combat” to help protect the planet, says CEO

    ClientEarth CEO James Thornton has described litigation as a “sophisticated form of combat.”