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Press releases

  • 23 September 2020 - Breaking: EU’s biggest coal plant must negotiate closure with environmental lawyers, court decides
  • 18 September 2020 - Dieselgate anniversary: lawyers demand facts as consumers still in dark over potential emissions manipulation
  • 16 September 2020 - New report addresses dangerous gaps in EU rules on hormone disruptors
  • 8 September 2020 - UK’s biggest seafood businesses urge Government to put sustainability at heart of Fisheries Bill
  • 7 September 2020 - Report: Green investments can generate up to 6 times more jobs in the Belchatow region than is currently created by the lignite complex
  • 26 August 2020 - ClientEarth responds to new UK consultation on pension schemes
  • 19 August 2020 - A “short-sighted” decision – ClientEarth responds to Clean Air Zone plans being paused in Leeds
  • 14 August 2020 - Australian Government denies responsibility for climate-threatened Torres Strait
  • 7 August 2020 - Republic of Congo passes historic new forest governance laws to help preserve world’s ‘second lung’
  • 21 July 2020 - ClientEarth appeals High Court judgment upholding approval of Drax gas plant
  • 10 July 2020 - European Ombudsman: Commission must answer questions over failure to consider environmental, social impacts of South American trade deal
  • 8 July 2020 - Lawyers warn Commission over ‘illegal’ and conscious failure to align CAP reform proposal with Green Deal
  • 2 July 2020 - Commission takes legal action against France, Spain and Sweden to protect marine mammals
  • 2 July 2020 - Tackle illegal logging or face court, Commission warns Romanian government
  • 25 June 2020 - EIB fights scrutiny of “green” decisions in court
  • 24 June 2020 - British public oppose government support for polluting vehicles
  • 22 June 2020 - Lawyers reveal German coal law lets companies “hold government to ransom” on climate action
  • 22 June 2020 - ClientEarth joins court case which could transform French electricity market
  • 17 June 2020 - BP greenwashing complaint sets precedent for action on misleading ad campaigns
  • 15 June 2020 - EU failed to consider environmental and social impacts of South American trade deal: complaint
  • 11 June 2020 - Savers: Pension funds should say how much they invest in fossil fuel companies
  • 5 June 2020 - Deforestation-free businesses and finance should be new norm in UK: briefing
  • 4 June 2020 - Court challenge to “illegal” Lisbon airport plan over wetland threat
  • 3 June 2020 - UK car industry wants £1.5bn scheme for diesel and petrol cars
  • 3 June 2020 - Reintroducing harmful subsidies with Covid-19 excuse would threaten fisheries sector, lawyers warn
  • 3 June 2020 - Companies must commit to climate conditions to receive UK assistance: ClientEarth
  • 27 May 2020 - Questions remain unanswered about BPs climate ‘advocacy’: ClientEarth
  • 26 May 2020 - Scientists call for immediate EU action to protect dolphins and porpoises following NGO request
  • 26 May 2020 - Germany sued over major national air pollution failures
  • 22 May 2020 - ClientEarth responds to High Court judgment on Drax gas plant approval challenge
  • 20 May 2020 - Greater Manchester delays its plans to tackle air pollution – ClientEarth reaction
  • 20 May 2020 - Lawyers react to new EU strategies: ambition welcome but policy clashes must be resolved
  • 20 May 2020 - PLN 1bn hit for companies as Poland’s newest coal project becomes stranded asset
  • 15 May 2020 - EU issues legal warning as Bulgarian and Polish governments block right to clean air
  • 1 May 2020 - Trouble for automakers as EU top court advisor condemns defeat devices
  • 30 April 2020 - Approval of Europe’s largest gas plant unlawful: ClientEarth lawyers
  • 30 April 2020 - EU Ombudsman deplores Council’s disregard for democracy following lawyers’ complaint
  • 30 April 2020 - Major Ineos plastics refinery faces delays after legal action
  • 30 April 2020 - Update: High Court challenge to UK government over Drax gas plan decision
  • 24 April 2020 - Lawyers warn Timmermans over climate impact of proposed investment treaty reform
  • 22 April 2020 - Environmental groups pursue new legal action over destruction of Romania’s natural forests
  • 6 April 2020 - Barclays’ pioneering climate resolution presents “historic opportunity” – lawyers
  • 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
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