Air Pollution archive
The 2015 Dieselgate scandal rocked the car industry, but five years after carmakers were caught cheating vehicle emissions tests, our lawyers argue that little has changed, especially in Europe.
Many people have noticed cleaner air and clearer skies during lockdown. ClientEarth has been leading the charge to make this a lasting reality post-lockdown, not a forgotten memory.
Fossil fuel and petrochemical businesses have found a way to monetise the possibility that a global response to climate change might reduce demand for fossil fuels: their plan B is plastic.
We’ve launched a legal challenge against the German Federal Government over its continued failures to clean up dangerous air pollution across the country.
The implementation of Clean Air Zones across the country will be delayed until “after the Covid-19 outbreak response”. Given the harm to people’s health caused by air pollution, particularly to those most vulnerable, we think the delay should be kept as short as possible.
Shortly before Christmas, the Court of Justice (CJEU) rendered judgement on a preliminary reference from the Higher Administrative Court of Bavaria.
Today, the Government released its long-awaited Environment Bill to tackle the UK’s biggest environmental challenges but it was another missed opportunity for people’s right to breathe clean air.
We are launching a series of three webinars on the right to clean air and access to justice.
In a multi-year legal battle we’re fighting for Munich citizens’ right to breathe clean air and have taken the case all the way to Europe’s top court. The ruling came in today and the outlook for Bavaria isn’t good.
We sat down with Dominic Phinn, our Business Engagement Co-ordinator for Clean Air, to find out more about our work with UK businesses to tackle air pollution.
ClientEarth have made a submission to the European Court of Human Rights in a case brought by Italian citizens against their government’s systematic failure to address environmental pollution.
EU Commission announces environmental legal action. ClientEarth lawyers react.
Europe’s top court has backed Brussels citizens and ClientEarth in our fight for clean air in the Belgian capital with a judgment today.
Today marks the launch of London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s ambitious plan to make London a cleaner, healthier city.
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.
ClientEarth lawyers call on the UK to take access to justice seriously after a damning United Nations report outlines the UK’s failure to comply with its international legal obligations in allowing the public to bring legal cases to protect the environment.
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.
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.