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  • Birds gather on the Tagus estuary

    Portugal’s proposed new airport would threaten thousands of protected birds

    We’ve filed a complaint against the Portuguese government’s plans for a new airport on the country’s most important wetland – home to thousands of protected birds.

  • European Green Deal latest – new commitments on food and nature

    The EU has published the highly anticipated Farm to Fork Strategy and Biodiversity Strategy this week, shaping the future of food systems and nature protection in the Union.

  • We’re tackling unseen air pollution in Germany

    We’ve launched a legal challenge against the German Federal Government over its continued failures to clean up dangerous air pollution across the country.

  • Access to justice update from ClientEarth and Justice&Environment

    Read our latest access to justice updates!

  • Forest from the ground

    Community Forestry: An Explainer

    Without laws, regulations and legally protected indigenous and local communities, deforestation would wipe them and us out forever.

  • Oil palm plantation in Muara Kaman Ilir village, Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan

    New ClientEarth legal toolkit helps build community forestry laws

    Environmental lawyers from ClientEarth have developed a first of its kind legal toolkit to support laws that enshrine the management rights of indigenous and local communities over forests worldwide.

  • A first win in our plastics fight in Antwerp

    Taking a stand against unnecessary plastic – our first win in Antwerp.

  • EU flag

    Pressure mounts on EU council to be more transparent

    In a win for democracy and transparency, the EU Ombudsman has criticised the Council of the European Union following our legal complaint over transparency.

  • Image of black stork illustrating protecting species and habitats

    Webinar 8 – Enforcing the Habitats Directive in national courts

    This webinar provides an overview of the legal framework that applies to individuals and NGOs seeking to enforce the Habitats Directive in national courts.

  • Energy Pylon

    Energy Charter Treaty Reform – a missed opportunity to support the EU’s climate action and the clean energy transition

    ClientEarth’s lawyers have written to the Vice President of the European Commission calling for a more ambitious reform of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT).

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    Air pollution and Covid-19: clean air zones postponed across the UK

    The implementation of Clean Air Zones across the country will be delayed until “after the Covid-19 outbreak response”. Given the harm to people’s health caused by air pollution, particularly to those most vulnerable, we think the delay should be kept as short as possible.

  • Maria-Jolie Veder headshot

    How to clean up coal in Europe – five minutes with our lawyer, Maria Jolie Veder

    ClientEarth uses law to tackle the climate crisis. We pair up with lawyers and charities throughout Europe to fight dirty coal. Maria Jolie Veder, one of our energy lawyers, tells us how we work with local experts to help people take on polluting coal.

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  • Commission takes first step towards better NGO access to the European Court of Justice

    On 6 March, the European Commission published a Roadmap proposing an amendment of the Aarhus Regulation

  • Spain organizes 2nd training on access to justice

    IIDMA held the second access to justice training session in Spain, targeting a wide range of professionals from the legal sector, especially lawyers.

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    Noticias EUTR: marzo 2019 – marzo 2020

    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) – marzo de 2019 y 2020.

  • Lawyers wait on detail of Republic of Congo’s new forest law

    ClientEarth has cautiously welcomed the Republic of Congo passing a new law hoped to promote more sustainable management of the country’s vast forest resources.

  • High rise glass buildings

    Responding to investor pressure, Barclays presents new, beefed up climate policy

    Barclays’ new climate policy presents historic opportunity for the bank to become a climate leader and sends a clear signal to other financial heavyweights.

  • The Court of Justice of the EU continues to exclude EU citizens from EU external relations

    In an ‘unfortunate’ ruling, the Court of justice of the EU (CJEU) has decided to continue excluding members of the public from the debate on investment courts, despite the threat this arbitration system represents for the rule of law and the environment.

  • Green Development Guidance on BRI Projects - Baseline Study

    Consultation on research into greening China’s Belt and Road Initiative

    On 27 March, ClientEarth co-hosted the First Consultation Meeting of Joint Research on “Green Development Guidance for Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Project.

  • Due diligence key to make supply chains more sustainable: report

    ClientEarth legal experts took part in working groups to help develop the Global Resources Initiative (GRI) taskforce report highlighting the complexity of global food production systems, and challenging government to create systemic and transformative change that ensures food supply while putting people and planet first.

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    EUTR News – March 2019 to March 2020

    This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from March 2019 to March 2020.

  • COVID-19: ClientEarth Europe offices closed

    In order to protect our staff, our offices across Europe have closed and our staff are working from home. The fight against climate change has not stopped and we are continuing to do all that we can to protect people, nature and planet.