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The applicants complained about the effects of toxic emissions from the Ilva steel plant in Taranto on the environment and their health, and about the ineffectiveness of domestic remedies.
The barriers and challenges related to access to justice in environmental matters were the subjects of a seminar organized by ClientEarth in the last week of January in the Office of the Ombudsman in Warsaw.
The General Court dismissed an action brought by a Slovak chemicals company against an EU Regulation prohibiting the use of mercury and mercury compounds in certain manufacturing processes.
This case concerned a challenge by the Commission of a Coreper decision approving the submission of a reflection paper to the annual meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources.
2018 truly was the year the world started waking up to the dangers posed by plastic waste – here is ClientEarth’s guide to the year that turned the tide for action on plastic.
On 17 January 2019, ÖKOBÜRO held the first EARL training in the office of the Environmental Ombudswoman of Vienna (Umweltanwaltschaft Wien).
A coalition of environmental organisations have today launched a roadmap for the Spanish seafood industry to increase responsible sourcing in its supply chain.
Lawyers from ClientEarth have launched a new online resource to help forest defenders and managers everywhere have access to the most up to date information about forestry laws.
Lawyers at ClientEarth have criticised moves by the Polish state-owned forestry company to restart commercial logging in the Bialowieza Forest.
ClientEarth have called on the European Commission to put Germany under scrutiny after it missed the legal deadline to report on whether its €1.6 billion ‘lignite reserve’ scheme was successfully cutting carbon.
Environmental organisations ClientEarth and Our Fish have welcomed a decision by the European Commission to follow-up on infringement proceedings against Denmark for failing to properly control fishing practices.
If left unchallenged, this decision would expose thousands of people to levels of mercury and sulphur dioxide four times over the legal limit.
Environmental lawyers have challenged an authorisation for the planned killing of 40 protected European Bison in north-eastern Poland.
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ClientEarth and its partner organisations are continuing the fight against the use of two chemicals of high concern in paints.
The first seminar of the year on Access to justice will be held on January 29th in Poland, as part of the ATOJ-EARL and IVF projects.
ClientEarth has warned warned that, if approved, a new Drax gas plant would be responsible for as much as 75% of the emissions budget for the entire UK power sector.
After much protest from the opposition parties in the Parliament, the Government’s overwhelming majority voted in favor of a new law that will set up separate courts for adjudicating in administrative matters.
The European Commission launched a public consultation on the EU’s implementation of the Aarhus Convention in the area of access to justice.
Victory for people’s health across Europe and another step towards a Europe beyond coal as Euracoal denied right to overturn tighter legal emission limits by EU’s General Court.
In a European first, environmental lawyers are taking the European Investment Bank (EIB) to the EU’s highest court for refusing to apply crucial environmental scrutiny to its funding decisions.
The UK Government’s new Clean Air Strategy has some strong ambitions but is light on action.
The Court of Justice of the EU confirmed that national bodies that apply EU law in the exercise of their powers must be able to disapply conflicting provisions of national law.
The CJEU held on 13 December that cities have standing to challenge acts of the Commission that affect their regulatory powers.