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  • 13 March 2020 - Court greenlights EUGAL gas pipeline, despite ignored climate impacts
  • 12 March 2020 - Lawyers act as public money used to evict people for coal mines in Romania
  • 11 March 2020 - ClientEarth welcomes cash influx to fight air pollution
  • 11 March 2020 - Court hearing as German landowner challenges Nord Stream 2 on climate grounds
  • 6 March 2020 - Environmental lawyers respond to a major new move by the UK’s financial regulator on climate risks
  • 4 March 2020 - “Start now, not in ten years’ time” – ClientEarth responds to the European Climate law
  • 3 March 2020 - Two biggest recipients of EU fisheries fund misused EU tax payer money, report finds
  • 2 March 2020 - Lawyers call for EU crack down on illegal waste burning in coal plants
  • 27 February 2020 - Back climate resolution to fulfil legal duties, Barclays directors urged
  • 20 February 2020 - ClientEarth lawyers respond to FRC climate reporting review
  • 14 February 2020 - Climate victory: Companies put Poland’s last new coal plant on ice
  • 12 February 2020 - ClientEarth reaction to BP ceasing advertising campaign
  • 12 February 2020 - EU announces legal action against Romania for illegal logging of Europe’s last natural forests
  • 30 January 2020 - The UK Environment Bill is another missed opportunity for clean air: environmental lawyers
  • 30 January 2020 - Lawyers challenge UK Government approval of Europe’s largest gas plant
  • 17 January 2020 - Immoral, short-sighted and a climate failure: lawyers respond to Germany’s coal phase-out plan
  • 13 January 2020 - New Greek power plant cancelled in major NGO court win
  • 19 December 2019 - German courts must consider prison sentences for air pollution failures – EU top court
  • 19 December 2019 - Withdrawal Agreement Bill could put people’s health at risk – ClientEarth lawyer
  • 19 December 2019 - Financial regulators are “missing in action” on climate risk – ClientEarth lawyers
  • 18 December 2019 - Judge issues game-changing ruling in Bulgarian coal plant case
  • 18 December 2019 - EU ministers’ decision to keep overfishing could face legal challenge, lawyers say
  • 17 December 2019 - Greece’s PPC announces surprise 2023 end to lignite – but fails to withdraw its biggest polluter
  • 10 December 2019 - Environmental lawyers criticise Pensions Ombudsman’s decision in Shell climate complaint
  • 5 December 2019 - EU Commission misses opportunity to halt dolphin and porpoise deaths this winter
  • 4 December 2019 - Lawyers take action against BP’s climate “greenwashing” advertising campaign
  • 2 December 2019 - Lawyers condemn “unfounded” legal challenge over Dutch coal ban
  • 29 November 2019 - EU Commission to get tougher on air quality laggards – Fitness Check concludes
  • 28 November 2019 - Top accounting body sends signal on climate – ClientEarth reaction
  • 15 November 2019 - Lawyers welcome EIB’s landmark lending policy, warn new gas projects “risk legal challenge”
  • 14 November 2019 - CJEU Advocate General calls for new, stronger remedies on German pollution failings
  • 14 November 2019 - Report blames key EU countries for unsustainable fishing limits
  • 13 November 2019 - Australian Prime Minister refuses to visit climate-affected Torres Strait communities
  • 12 November 2019 - “A policy from a parallel universe” – ClientEarth response to Germany’s leaked draft coal phase-out law
  • 12 November 2019 - Continued gas lending will breach legal duties, lawyers warn EIB Board
  • 30 October 2019 - Climate policies could determine next election as public demands action to tackle “greatest challenge facing humankind”
  • 29 October 2019 - Bristol’s improved clean air plan still comes up short
  • 29 October 2019 - EU Ombudsman piles pressure on Council over fishing quota transparency
  • 28 October 2019 - Law may block golden handshake for German lignite owners – new legal analysis
  • 24 October 2019 - UK power subsidy scheme “actively harming” net zero goal – ClientEarth responds to Capacity Market approval
  • 24 October 2019 - France in breach of EU law over air pollution failure, rules EU’s top court – ClientEarth reaction
  • 23 October 2019 - ClientEarth response: Mayor of London puts pressure on government to introduce stricter air quality target
  • 22 October 2019 - ClientEarth response: Investors want clearer reporting on climate issues
  • 21 October 2019 - Dirty air threatens people’s health, clean air zones are the most effective way to clean it up
  • 18 October 2019 - New Brexit deal high risk for environment: lawyers
  • 16 October 2019 - New EU pollution data should “embarrass German leaders into action”
  • 15 October 2019 - ClientEarth responds to the UK Environment Bill
  • 15 October 2019 - Reports show EU countries have not enforced fish discard ban
  • 14 October 2019 - British public, health organisations and MPs demand urgent action on air pollution
  • 10 October 2019 - EU’s top court upholds the protection of Finnish wolves
  • 9 October 2019 - ClientEarth response: Mark Carney puts deadline on climate reporting
  • 7 October 2019 - Government overrules planning authority over Drax gas plant
  • 3 October 2019 - New Brussels air pollution figures mask health risk reality
  • 26 September 2019 - ClientEarth challenges Europe’s biggest coal complex over climate harm
  • 24 September 2019 - Greece announces lignite phase-out by 2028: ClientEarth reaction
  • 23 September 2019 - Germany’s RWE under scrutiny over market manipulation claim
  • 20 September 2019 - EU Court confirmed chemical BPA hazardous for health
  • 18 September 2019 - Climate threatened Torres Strait Islanders deliver invitation for Australian Prime Minister to visit
  • 10 September 2019 - Commission urged to protect Europe’s last natural forests from illegal logging
  • 4 September 2019 - EU Court ponders jail term for German minister over air quality inaction
  • 2 September 2019 - Lawyers put local authorities on notice over climate inaction
  • 8 August 2019 - IPCC report shows need for strong national laws to halt global forest disaster
  • 2 August 2019 - Judge overturns Aachen’s pollution plans in latest clean air victory
  • 1 August 2019 - Environmental groups urge action over Bulgarian wildlife site
  • 1 August 2019 - Court win in world-first climate risk case puts future of Ostrołęka C coal plant in question
  • 31 July 2019 - Lawyers warn compensation for German lignite operators may not be legal
  • 23 July 2019 - EU strategy to tackle deforestation should be priority of the new Commission
  • 23 July 2019 - Life extension of super-polluting Greek coal plant faces legal challenge
  • 17 July 2019 - Investment tribunals could undermine urgent climate action
  • 12 July 2019 - UN rebukes EU as citizens denied say in climate plans
  • 11 July 2019 - EU court confirms plastics chemical BPA as substance of ‘very high concern’
  • 10 July 2019 - Groups call on European Commission to take legal action against 15 governments over huge number of whale and dolphin deaths
  • 9 July 2019 - New EU emissions laws shut the door on Greece’s new lignite plant
  • 3 July 2019 - Environmental lawyers urge Poland to obey UNESCO logging warning for Bialowieza Forest
  • 26 June 2019 - Top EU Court backs Brussels citizens’ right to clean air
  • 24 June 2019 - NGOs challenge “incomprehensible” proposal to allow illegal fishing activities in North Sea nature reserve
  • 21 June 2019 - Environmental groups launch Brexit regulation court challenge over wildlife risk
  • 20 June 2019 - EU’s top court to rule on Brussels air quality case
  • 19 June 2019 - Major coal plant dead in the water after Supreme Court ruling in Poland
  • 17 June 2019 - Lawyers report Romanian energy subsidies to European Commission
  • 14 June 2019 - ClientEarth appeals EU ruling that paves the way for a toxic circular economy
  • 12 June 2019 - Real action now needed to back UK’s net zero goal
  • 7 June 2019 - Greece set to breach EU law with controversial new energy subsidy scheme
  • 6 June 2019 - Romania’s dirtiest power plant faces court challenge over unassessed pollution
  • 3 June 2019 - EU’s move to ban microplastics under attack from chemicals industry
  • 29 May 2019 - Legislation needed to move EU beyond coal – ClientEarth responds to report
  • 24 May 2019 - Lawyers warn ministers: Highways England inaction on air pollution is unlawful
  • 17 May 2019 - Lawyers raise alarm as court dismisses oil refinery pollution case
  • 14 May 2019 - EU Ombudsman to investigate EU Council’s lack of transparency around fishing quotas
  • 12 May 2019 - Climate threatened Torres Strait Islanders bring human rights claim against Australia
  • 8 May 2019 - Hearing on air pollution health risks puts Germany’s diesel debate in spotlight
  • 6 May 2019 - European rules on chemicals used in the food chain do not protect public health
  • 30 April 2019 - EU top Court misses opportunity to protect democracy in EU-Canada trade ruling
  • 8 April 2019 - Lawyers challenge EU’s lack of transparency around fishing quotas
  • 4 April 2019 - European Parliament threatens efforts on sustainable fishing with proliferation of harmful subsidies
  • 28 March 2019 - Romania’s failure to penalise polluting coal plants triggers complaint to the European Commission
  • 27 March 2019 - Business wants government support to boost zero emission vehicles
  • 20 March 2019 - Lawyers issue legal risk warning over council air pollution inaction 
  • 11 March 2019 - United Nations criticises UK’s access to justice failure
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