On 26 June 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) held that citizens can challenge the lack of adequate air quality plans.
Europe’s top court has backed Brussels citizens and ClientEarth in our fight for clean air in the Belgian capital with a judgment today.
We have warned EU rules on harmful chemicals in the food chain are too weak and leave the public open to unacceptable risks.
In an interview with Justin Webb and Nick Robinson on the BBC’s Today Programme, our Head of Public Affairs and Campaigns, Simon Alcock, said government inaction was not an excuse for cities to ignore the illegal levels of air pollution that are harming people’s health.
Poland’s Supreme Administrative Court has upheld today the decision to ban solid coal and wood burning in Krakow.
A European Commission decision to allow a Canadian company to sell pigments for paints containing highly dangerous chemicals has today been deemed illegal.
Lawyers report Bulgaria and Poland to EU Commission for blocking access to justice to ensure clean air
ClientEarth has called on the European Commission to take action against Bulgaria and Poland for blocking people’s access to the courts to protect their right to breathe clean air.
The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the EU has today published an opinion, which piles pressure on the Brussels regional government to protect the health of people in the city.
The European Commission has announced today that it will likely appeal an order from the Court of Justice of the European Union on diesel emissions tests.
2018 truly was the year the world started waking up to the dangers posed by plastic waste – here is ClientEarth’s guide to the year that turned the tide for action on plastic.
ClientEarth and its partner organisations are continuing the fight against the use of two chemicals of high concern in paints.
The UK Government’s new Clean Air Strategy has some strong ambitions but is light on action.
ClientEarth and local residents moved one step closer to protecting the right of Brussels citizens to breathe clean air at a hearing at the EU’s top court.
ClientEarth and five local residents will take their air pollution case against the Brussels regional government to the EU’s top court.
The Court of Justice of the EU has today ordered the European Commission to reverse a decision that allowed car manufacturers to exceed emission limits during on-road tests.
The Welsh Government risks repeating the shambolic approach of UK ministers environmental lawyers ClientEarth have said, after a new air quality plan for Wales was released yesterday afternoon.
Environmental organisations have taken legal action against the authorities of Hungary’s capital, Budapest over illegal and harmful levels of air pollution in the city.
Residents in Slovakia’s capital have won their court battle for clean air after a court ruled that the city’s Air Quality Plan breaches both Slovak and European laws.
Bulgaria is set to give its largest coal plant permission to flout new, tighter EU industrial pollution laws designed to protect people’s health.
Cologne and Bonn must introduce restrictions on diesel vehicles, as courts continue to be the main defender of people’s health from air pollution.
Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A, supported by the Little House of Science, to learn more about how air pollution is damaging children’s health.
A new report shows governments across Europe are showing a lack of commitment to address air pollution as levels continue to exceed EU legal limits and WHO guidelines.
A group of UK parents has called on the government to release funding for emergency measures to clean up illegal levels of air pollution around schools and nurseries across the country.
Under pressure from a number of member states, the European Commission has revived a push to water down rules that protect against endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in pesticides.