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  • Webinar 3: Access to environmental information – How to tackle contentious exceptions

    The webinar “Access to environmental information – how to tackle contentious exceptions” will be held on December 5th 2019, from 12:30-1:45GMT+1.

  • Key EU countries are to blame for unsustainable fishing limits – new report

    Key EU countries have repeatedly pushed for unsustainable fishing limits in the North East Atlantic while other countries have failed to stop them, our new report reveals.

  • The Torres Strait Islands are on the climate frontline

    Australian Prime Minister refuses to visit climate-hit islanders

    Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has refused an invitation to visit the climate-hit homes of indigenous Australians who are bringing a human rights complaint against their government.

  • The European Investment Bank

    Major step forward: European Investment Bank to stop funding fossil fuel projects

    Tomorrow, the Board of the European Investment Bank will vote on a ground-breaking policy to stop funding fossil fuel projects. We’ll be updating this post with the decision and our reaction.

  • Discussion on the Polish bill of the so-called coal mining special act

    The aim of the meeting was to analyse whether the changes proposed in the draft amendments to the Geological and Mining Law complied with Polish, EU and international law.

  • ClientEarth Poland trains NGOs on Access to justice

    ClientEarth held its sixth training on Access to justice at the European Commission Representation in Poland

  • Dominic Phinn - Business Engagement Co-ordinator working with businesses to tackle UK air pollution

    How we work with businesses to tackle air pollution – Interview with Dominic Phinn

    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.

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    EUTR 新闻 –2019 年 7 月至 9 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7月至9月。

  • coal plant in Germany by mine

    Should German coal companies get cash to close?

    Germany, the home of roughly a third of the EU’s entire coal fleet – that’s nearly 70 coal plants – announced this year that it will phase out coal by 2038.

  • Climate protestor holding sign

    Climate change set to sway next election as majority of Britons say it will affect how they vote

    Climate change is set to influence the next election, as over half (54%) of Britons say it will affect the way they vote, according to our new poll of more than 2,000 Britons.

  • EU watchdog piles pressure on the Council over fishing quota transparency following our complaint

    The EU Ombudsman has demanded the Council of the European Union release more information on fishing quota negotiations between governments.

  • Suspension bridge in tropical forest

    What is REDD+ and can it help forests and communities?

    ClientEarth launches its new briefing on REDD+, the international initiative to reduce emissions from deforestation.

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    Noticias EUTR: julio – septiembre 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 julio – septiembre 2019.

  • CJEU confirms that environmental impacts of life-time extensions must be assessed

    The CJEU has clarified that Member States authorities are obliged to conduct assessments under both the Environmental Impact Assessment and Habitats Directive when deciding to extend the operating time of polluting infrastructures.

  • Access to justice update from ClientEarth and Justice & Environment

    Read our latest analysis, updates and events on access to justice in Europe.

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    EUTR News – July to September 2019

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

  • Event 14 November 2019

    Conference: State aid perspectives on the “Coal-to-Clean Transition” in Europe

    Conference organised by ClientEarth and Agora Agora Energiewende on ‘State aid perspectives on the “Coal-to-Clean Transition” in Europe’.

  • Event 22 October

    Workshop: Is the existing State aid framework in support of a decarbonised Europe?

    Workshop: Is the existing State aid framework in support of a decarbonised Europe? A critical assessment of the EU State aid Guidelines for renewable energy sources.

  • Marita - a villager taking on lignite mining in Germany

    #HomesNotCoal – how villagers are using the law to take on lignite mining in Germany

    Germany now has a date for its coal phase out – but for the villagers still threatened by rampant mining, it might take a legal battle to save their homes.

  • UK Environment

    How to become an environmental lawyer in the UK

    If you’re thinking about gaining legal skills to play your part in the climate crisis, here’s our guide on how to become an environmental lawyer in the UK

  • Man hauling in fishing net

    France, Denmark and Spain fail to enforce ban on fish discards – new reports

    France, Denmark and Spain are failing to enforce the EU ban on fish discards, threatening European fish stocks and the health of our ocean.

  • The UK needs to clean up our air

    The Environment Bill: another missed opportunity for clean air

    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.

  • The UK environment

    Why the UK environment bill matters

    Today, the Government released its long-awaited Environment Bill to tackle the UK’s biggest environmental challenges. Without it, we risk weaker protections for our environment

  • Wolf - CJEU rules on protection of Finnish wolves

    Finnish Wolves: Milestone ruling for EU wildlife protection

    Today Europe’s top court has upheld the strict protection that EU law offers to wolves and other species. The ruling is a key milestone in the protection of endangered Finnish wolves.