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We shape, strengthen and enforce the law to combat climate change and pollution, secure people’s environmental rights, and protect and restore habitats, wildlife and natural resources
We are looking at all legal avenues available following the government’s decision to greenlight a major new fossil-fuel burning power plant at Selby in North Yorkshire.
Greening the Silk Road was the focus of the recent International Seminar on Environmental Adjudication co-hosted in Beijing by the Supreme People’s Court, ClientEarth China and Environment and Resources Law Institute and the China Law Society.
The CJEU has confirmed the broad principles defined by the General Court on the scope and standard of its review in the context of the internal review procedure.
Latest UK air pollution data reveal that 83% of reporting zones still have illegal levels of air pollution and little progress has been made. Find out how clean the air you breathe is.
ClientEarth has seen the conclusion of two domestic proceedings with important implications for access to justice in environmental matters in Sweden and Finland.
EU law also requires that the public and environmental NGOs have access to courts to challenge forest management plans. This was not the case in Poland.
Employees of the Local Government Appeal Boards and Maritime Office took part in the fifth training organised within the framework of the “Access to justice for a Greener Europe” project. It took place on 17 September in Szczecin.
Belchatow power plant in Poland is five times the size of the average plant. There is no place for a plant this huge and this dirty in Europe, which is supposed to be spearheading the global climate fight.
ClientEarth lawyer Tanja Venisnik has launched a policy briefing outlining five priorities for the Republic of Congo’s first legal framework on community forestry.
Today we launched a legal challenge against Europe’s largest power plant – Belchatow – and two of its mines to demand it stop burning lignite by 2035.
Our webinar “Challenging activities that harm the environment : article 9.2 of the Aarhus Convention ” is now available online!
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.
Today is a global climate strike. Many of our staff are going to their local demonstrations, adding their voice to the movement and supporting young people fighting for their future. Others will be continuing their everyday work to protect people and the planet.
Torres Strait Islander Kabay joined a panel at the Peoples’ Summit on Climate, Rights and Human Survival, to discuss the climate crisis, human rights, and justice.
Torres Strait representatives invite Australian PM to visit their islands and see impact of climate change for himself
Torres Strait Islanders formally invite Australian Prime Minister to visit their low-lying islands and witness for himself climate impacts in the region.
Twelve top Chinese judges recently visited the UK for training to help them implement China’s ambitious new environmental laws.
ClientEarth deliver training for 12 Chinese Environmental Judges in collaboration with the University of Oxford
ClientEarth and the University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment have designed and delivered a leadership development programme for 12 Environmental Judges.
We are starting to win the fight on coal. Slowly, using law and campaigns and public pressure, we are seeing coal power stations close. Renewable energy is growing. And governments are finally promising to phase out filthy coal.
Lawyers from ClientEarth are putting 100 local authorities across England on notice, warning them that they will violate their legal obligations and risk legal challenge if they do not introduce proper climate change plans.
Anna Heslop is head of our wildlife team. She has worked at the RSPB, the Woodland Trust and the European Commission. She focuses on defending wild places like Europe’s oldest forest, Bialowieza.
For six decades, lignite – the dirtiest and once the cheapest form of coal – has been the driving force of Greece’s economy. Today, lignite has become inefficient and costly. It’s time to clean up coal.