Aarhus Convention archive
The European Commission continues to block court access in environmental cases, answering a UN committee rebuke with tired arguments that have already been dismissed.
This issue of the European Environemtnal Law Observatory Newsletter covers materials published between July and September 2016.
This issue of the European Environemtnal Law Observatory Newsletter covers materials published between January and July 2016.
Pacta sunt servanda is a well-known principle for lawyers. It is a basic principle of civil law and it is widely used in international treaty law. But don’t panic, this article is not about legal language: It is all about common sense.
Commission turns a blind eye to public concerns on Member States’ compliance with EU environmental law
Conformity-checking studies on Member State’s compliance with EU environmental law remain sheltered from any public scrutiny. Commission’s non-disclosure policy of these studies is at odd with EU legislation on access to environmental information, which commits the EU institutions to actively disseminate information related to the environment.
If you want to take care of animals, plants, people, and the whole of the environment, stay in the EU. It really is that simple.
The Trade Secrets Directive is almost finalised – what does it mean for transparency in the EU?
Trilogue meetings to finalise the Trade Secrets Directive are underway, but their secretive nature means valuable amendments that safeguard people’s right to information are at risk of being dropped. Make sure you have your say on Change.org.
In a landmark ruling on Thursday, the EU court decided that citizens have a right to know who is making food safety decisions and how they are made.
Changes to the Trade Secrets Directive put forward by MEPs in the the Legal Affairs Committee do not encourage transparency for companies, nor do they guarantee protection for whistleblowers.
We went to Brazzaville to talk about our project on forest governance with partners from Gabon, Ghana and the Republic of Congo – find out what happened.
New EU rules on government buying were published this week – and they could make timber more sustainable around the world
What would it mean for the Earth if ecocide was made a crime? Read on for more information about the European Citizens’ Initiative and have your say.
How can I tell if it’s really more sustainable? Are sustainability labels a helpful shortcut?
Shortly before joining ClientEarth I found myself standing on a verge in Germany, hiding behind a tree, dressed as a carbon emission.