“I feel very lucky to be able to work every day with positive people who, like me, value the opportunity we have to help develop and defend the laws that protect our planet. Everything we can do today to minimise the impact of climate change our children will thank us for tomorrow.”

Jonathan Church

Lawyer, Climate and Energy

Jonathan joined the Climate and Energy team in ClientEarth’s London office in June 2014

Jonathan works on climate governance at the UK, EU and international levels, with a particular focus on the UK Climate Change Act.

Jonathan completed his LLM in Environmental Law and Policy at University College London, writing his dissertation on the UK Climate Change Act. He holds an MSci in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, and is a qualified solicitor, having practised at the London law firms Winckworth Sherwood and Fladgate. Prior to undertaking his legal training, Jonathan worked in the NGO sector in research and campaigning roles relating to the European Union.

jchurch@clientearth.org

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