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Advocate General: Access to justice for the “public concerned” is not dependent on the exercise of public participation rights
Advocate General Bobek has advised the Court to confirm that the Aarhus Convention, the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive and the Industrial Emissions Directive guarantee access to justice for the public concerned by a proposed activity, even if they did not take part in the preceding public participation procedure.
ClientEarth and other environmental organisations are calling on Members of the European Parliament to support ambitious measures in new EU climate laws, including an emission reduction target of 65%.
Businesses from the Sustainable Seafood Coalition are calling on Environment Secretary George Eustice to make vital changes to the Fisheries Bill and seize a pivotal opportunity to develop world-leading sustainable fisheries management.
James Thornton, ClientEarth’s founding CEO, wins Charity Leader of the Year at The Charity Times Awards 2020.
This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from June to August 2020.
We’ve been working with the Government and group of peers to make amendments to the Pension Schemes Bill, which will strengthen duties on pension schemes regarding climate change.
A major win for the civil society of Hungary: EU Court rules that NGO Transparency Law is contrary to EU Treaties
The Hungarian Transparency Law imposing several obligations on NGOs receiving funding from third countries has been judged contrary to the EU Treaties by the EU Court.
The European Parliament and the Council reached a final agreement on the text of the Collective Redress Directive. It provides a new legal avenue to enforce EU law intended to protect people and the planet.
A new Court of Justice judgement regarding the interpretation of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Directive provides interesting clarifications as to the consequences if no SEA is carried out before the plan/programme is adopted.
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The Australian Government has finally responded to a complaint from Torres Strait Islanders highlighting how climate change is threatening their home and way of life.
Since the EU referendum in 2016, ClientEarth’s UK environment team has been working to secure progressive and ambitious environmental protection for the UK in spite of Brexit. Hatti Owens tells us about her work to reduce the impact of Brexit on our environment.
Last month, the Republic of Congo’s new forest law came into effect. By ensuring more sustainable management of the country’s vast rainforests, it marks a big step forward in regulating and protecting climate-critical forests.
ClientEarth interviewed our colleague in Liberia to find out more about her gender rights and forest protection work. We collaborate with her to run gender training and workshops as part of the legal working groups, which seek to involve women in forest governance, and in doing so, ensure the community and forests can prosper harmoniously.
In July, ClientEarth and the Office of the Executive Committee for CBD COP15 co-hosted a virtual workshop on biodiversity on behalf of the EU-China Environment Project.
Our lawyers have won the right to appeal a ruling by the High Court, which sided with a UK Government decision to approve what would be Europe’s largest gas plant.
Is the environment still a priority in China’s political and economic agenda?
Inquiry opened over EU failure to consider environmental and social impacts of South American trade deal
Following our complaint, the European Ombudsman has launched an inquiry into the EU Commission’s trade agreement with the ‘Mercosur’ group of South American countries. This includes our claims that the Commission failed to seriously consider the deal’s environmental, social, and human rights impact.
ClientEarth co-hosted a virtual workshop on green economic recovery on behalf of the bilateral EU – China Environment Project.
On 1 July, China’s newly amended forest law came into effect, marking the first revision of the law in over twenty years. The law comes with a number of significant improvements, aiming to better protect China’s forest resources and promote sustainable development.
The massive financial support granted to Poland’s energy sector does not boost the development of green energy. Most of it goes to coal plants.
In the UK, ClientEarth is calling on the Government to impose five strict climate conditions that companies should adhere to when receiving public support during the COVID-19 recovery. These conditions can help ensure economic growth does not come at the cost of the country failing to meet its climate commitments.
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.
If the EU is to reach its climate objectives, it needs to decarbonise its energy system by 2050. What does the future of green energy look like?