ClientEarth’s environmental lawyers are warning national governments that only strong national laws can properly protect forests, store carbon emissions and ensure the livelihood of forest-dependent communities, in response to today’s land use report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The long-contested Polnoc coal-fired power plant in Poland will not be built, after a ruling from the Polish Supreme Administrative Court.
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.
In a groundbreaking climate change case announced today, lawyers with ClientEarth are acting on behalf of a group of indigenous Australians from the Torres Strait region.
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.
We have teamed up with Greenpeace Germany to launch a draft law which would provide a blueprint for Germany to phase out coal.
Communicating climate change through electro? Two composers are finding new ways to shed light on the biggest global challenge.
“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.
Vanuatu is calling for a new ‘loss and damage fund’ to ensure payments from those most responsible for climate change go towards those most affected by climate disasters.
As COP24 kicks off, coal is on trial in the courts again – this time, in Bulgaria.
“It is in your commercial interests to limit warming. This gives you legal cover to act, and legal risk if you choose not to.” Head of ClientEarth’s Climate programme Alice Garton addresses the European Refining and Technology Conference.
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.
Company Enea will have to justify its decision to power ahead with the controversial project in court, as Poland feels the pressure before COP24.
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
As the UN pushes for urgent climate action, judges reaffirm governments must commit to fighting climate change.
A member of Shell’s pension fund is ready to take it to the Pensions Ombudsman for maladministration – unless it can prove it is managing its climate-related risk. ClientEarth is supporting him.
World governments are “nowhere near on track” to avoid breaking through international carbon budgets.
Environmental lawyers are calling for a ‘beyond coal’ policy as Hambach ruling sends RWE’s share price plummeting.
Environmental lawyers ClientEarth have put the directors of Energa and Enea on notice of the increasing risk of legal action if they proceed with the project.
Major investors have set out support for a new investor briefing detailing what could be gained from recognition of climate risk by global securities regulatory association IOSCO.