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  • Access to justice update from ClientEarth and Justice&Environment

  • Series of webinars “Right to clean air and access to justice” January – February 2020

    We are launching a series of three webinars on the right to clean air and access to justice.

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    欧盟木材法规(EUTR)新闻 – 2019年10月至12月

    本期《欧盟木材法规》新闻将为您带来欧盟在打击非法伐木领域的最新法律进展,即《欧盟木材法规》(EUTR) 2019年10月至12月。

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    Noticias EUTR: octubre – diciembre 2019

    Esta edición del boletín de Noticias EUTR ofrece información actualizada sobre la aplicación de la legislación europea tendente a luchar contra la tala ilegal –el Reglamento de la UE relativo a la comercialización de la madera (EUTR) – entre octubre – diciembre 2019.

  • Coal Power Plant in Greece

    Major court win brings the end to Greek lignite era ever closer

    Following legal action Greece has ruled to annul the environmental permits for two state-owned lignite-fired power plants. This is the new normal in a country that is speeding towards a coal phase-out.

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    EUTR News – October to December 2019

    This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from October to December 2019.

  • Air Pollution in Munich

    What will it take to clean up Munich’s air?

    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.

  • Re-election of Emily O’Reilly as EU Ombudsman: what has she achieved?

    On 18 December the European Parliament re-elected Emily O’Reilly for a second term as the European Ombudsman.

  • Access to justice references in the Green New Deal

    On 11th December, the European Commission adopted a communication which sets out the new European Green Deal Mrs Von Der Leyen had promised.

  • BP Oil Rig

    Our OECD complaint against BP explained

    In a world-first our lawyers have submitted a complaint of over 100-pages to the UK National Contact Point for the OECD against oil and gas giant BP. Read the details.

  • Boats on a river

    Working with Mekong region governments to support community forestry reforms

    Across the Mekong region, legal and policy reforms on community forestry are underway. This is good news but a couple of essential questions remain to be answered.

  • Court of Justice upholds public notice requirements

    On 7 November 2019, the CJEU clarified the obligations of Member State authorities to notify local residents and NGOs of participation procedures and permitting decisions on major infrastructure projects

  • Oil Rig California

    Fossil fuels and climate change: the facts

    The science is clear – we’re in a climate emergency that fossil fuels are helping to create. Get the facts on fossil fuels and climate change.

  • Court of Justice comes down hard on persistent failures to assess the environmental impacts of projects

    This judgment clarifies Member States’ obligations when a project has been permitted and work has commenced without prior environmental impact assessment (EIA)

  • 17 December 2019

    Workshop: A critical assessment of the EU State aid framework for energy efficiency, district heating & cooling and co-generation

    Workshop: Is the existing State aid framework in support of the decarbonisation of Europe? A critical assessment of the EU State aid framework for energy efficiency, district heating & cooling and co-generation.

  • EU fishing boats

    EU ministers’ decision to continue overfishing could face legal challenge

    Our lawyers have warned that European fisheries ministers’ decision to set unsustainable fishing limits for 2020 breaches EU law and could result in legal action.

  • Meeting for China's Green Light System

    How can we make China’s Belt and Road Initiative sustainable? Launching the Green Light System

    In December, ClientEarth co-hosted The Inception Meeting for Joint Research on “Green Development Guidance for Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Projects”, also known as the “Green Light System”.

  • 2019: A year in review

    At ClientEarth, 2019 has been a year of huge successes in the fight for our planet. Here are some of our highlights.

  • Webinar 4: Step by step practical guide to requesting environmental information from EU bodies and challenging refusals

    This webinar will provide you with a step by step approach to requesting environmental information from EU bodies and challenging refusals.

  • Last training on “Access to justice for a greener Europe” at the Warsaw Bar Association in Poland

    The last of eight trainings under the “Access to justice for a greener Europe” (A2J EARL) project took place on 7 November 2019 at the Warsaw Bar Association.

  • Climate Change

    Pensions savers are holding funds’ feet to the fire on climate

    Pension funds should disclose how they are managing these risks. We have been helping a member of the Shell pension fund in his efforts to get proof that the fund is adequately managing its climate-related risk.

  • Example fossil fuel ads with warning following ClientEarth complaint against BP.

    ClientEarth launches complaint against BP’s climate greenwashing adverts

    ClientEarth has made a world-first complaint against BP, claiming the oil giant’s latest advertising campaign is misleading consumers about its focus on low carbon energy.

  • 3 December 2019

    Workshop: Assessment of the EU State aid framework for support to energy intensive industry

    Workshop: Is the existing State aid framework in support of the decarbonisation of Europe? A critical assessment of the EU State aid framework for support to energy intensive industry

  • Hungary organises 3rd training on access to justice

    The event held on the 1st of October was hosted by the Pest County Government Office, the administrative agency that includes the second instance environmental authority in Hungary.