Rule of law archive
Moving the goalposts is transparently not the way to clean up the air, according to clean air lawyer Ugo Taddei.
As the UN pushes for urgent climate action, judges reaffirm governments must commit to fighting climate change.
Environmental lawyers are calling for a ‘beyond coal’ policy as Hambach ruling sends RWE’s share price plummeting.
New laws are part of an “alarming trend” towards the restriction of people’s environmental rights, say legal experts.
Find out more about the People’s climate case, a new project and a citizen’s guide on access to justice
On 26 and 27 September, ClientEarth attended the second workshop on EU project, Development of an Assessment Framework on Environmental Governance in EU Member States.
The European Commission has just published a guide to help citizens understand Access to Justice in environmental matters.
Thirty-six individuals and one youth organisation have filed an application for annulment with the EU’s General Court claiming that EU legislation on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is unlawful because it fails to prevent climate change.
ClientEarth has challenged a judgment regarding the European Commission’s decision to keep secret information about controversial investment tribunals in EU international trade deals.
Justice and Environment and ClientEarth are pleased to announce the launch of a project to further improve access to justice in Central Europe.
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.
Legal experts from environmental law charity ClientEarth warn that documents released yesterday detailing the government’s contingencies for a no-deal Brexit scenario reveal departments worryingly underprepared to maintain promised environmental protections.
In a landmark judgment for participatory democracy, Europe’s top court has ruled in favour of ClientEarth lawyers in a long-running case for greater transparency in the European Union.
Find more about what the Escazú Agreement, Poland’s breaching of EU nature’s laws and NGOs being denied access to justice…
Last month, the European Commission initiated infringement proceedings against the Polish government for breaching nature protection laws.
The Supreme Administrative Court of Poland ruled that NGOs do not have legal standing in cases relating to the penalties that may be imposed on local authorities for exceeding deadlines for the adoption of Air Quality Programs.
At the end of September, the “Latin American Aarhus Convention” will open for signature.
Investors and finance experts have put further pressure on IOSCO to prompt a global gear shift on climate risk reporting.
Three insurance firms could be facing fines after ClientEarth reported them to the Financial Conduct Authority for failure to disclose climate risks in their annual reports.
President cites “drastically increased fees” and warns of major threat to Bulgarian democracy.
Bulgaria has passed a law today that restricts people, public institutions and NGOs’ ability to go to court for the environment.
Prosecutor cases are urgently needed to ensure that local governments abide by their legal environmental responsibilities.
Find more about the EU Council’s decision on Aarhus, Hungarian ruling on access to justice and EU Ombudsman’s decision on State aid matters…
The Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) updated UK Corporate Governance Code, released today, fails to sufficiently address climate risk.