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  • Excavators at a mining area

    We’re taking action as public money used to evict people for coal in Romania

    Our lawyers and Bankwatch Romania have submitted a complaint to the European Commission after the Romanian government funded evictions of homeowners by a coal company.

  • photo of fisherman to illustrate story saying Commission fishing quota proposal ignores scientist call to catch 60% less plaice

    Two biggest recipients of EU fisheries fund misused EU tax payer money, report finds

    In a recent report, we found that France and Spain have so far failed to use the EU Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) in conservation efforts to end overfishing and restore the marine environment.

  • Guardians of the Planet book front cover

    Educating the younger generations to be Guardians of the Planet

    How can you save the planet from your sofa or school? We have collaborated with Clive Gifford and Jonathan Woodward to create a new book Guardians of the Planet: How to be an Eco-Hero.

  • Access to justice update from ClientEarth and Justice and Environment

    Latest updates on access to justice in Europe

  • Of Munich’s Air and Prisons: New Court of Justice Ruling on Effective Remedies

    Shortly before Christmas, the Court of Justice (CJEU) rendered judgement on a preliminary reference from the Higher Administrative Court of Bavaria.

  • Two recent judgments in Hungary clarify the environmental liability regime

    In the last months of 2019, two judgments were made by Hungarian courts that clarify certain aspects of environmental liability.

  • Photo of Lady Justice for story saying ClientEarth is taking the Commission to court over access to ISDS papers

    POSTPONED: EU-wide conference on access to justice in environmental matters

    Sign up now for our EU-wide conference on access to justice in environmental matters !

  • Logging road surrounded by heavy forest

    Romania facing legal action over destruction of Europe’s last natural forests

    The Romanian government has repeatedly failed to meet its legal obligations to protect Europe’s last natural forests from logging. Together with EuroNatur and Agent Green, we filed a complaint against the country’s authorities to the European Commission.

  • Torres Strait Islanders after sea surge

    Torres Strait Islanders win key ask after climate complaint

    The Australian government has promised $25 million in climate adaptation spending for the Torres Strait.

  • Three beige towers of a power plant

    The end of Poland’s last new coal plant?

    Major Polish energy firms Enea and Energa have announced they will suspend funding to, and construction of, the country’s last planned new coal plant, Ostroleka C, over economic concerns.

  • Advocate General opinion suggests restricting Member State discretion to set standing criteria for individuals

    This opinion from Advocate General Hogan considers significant questions relating to access to justice under both the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive and the Water Framework Directive.

  • Example fossil fuel ads with warning following ClientEarth complaint against BP.

    BP pulls advertising campaign just months after our legal complaint

    During BP’s net-zero announcement, new CEO Bernard Looney announced that BP will “stop corporate reputation advertising” and that the current Possibilities Everywhere ad campaign will end and not be replaced.

  • Picture of James Thornton

    ClientEarth CEO James Thornton to transition into role of President & Founder

    ClientEarth’s Board has announced that James Thornton, the organisation’s founding-CEO, will transition into the role of President & Founder.

  • Westminster

    The environmental impact of Brexit

    On Friday 31st January the UK will begin the process of cutting ties with the European Union, its laws and its institutions. But what does Brexit mean for the UK’s environment?

  • 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.

  • Drax Power Plant

    Drax legal case: We’re taking the UK government to court over Europe’s largest gas plant

    We’ve launched a High Court challenge against the UK government for its decision to approve plans for Europe’s largest gas plant.

  • Access to justice update from ClientEarth and Justice&Environment December 2019

    Find out more about the latest updates on access to justice

  • Access to justice update from ClientEarth and Justice&Environment

  • Series of webinars “Right to clean air and access to justice” January – February 2020

    We are launching a series of three webinars on the right to clean air and access to justice.

  • tree chopped cut

    欧盟木材法规(EUTR)新闻 – 2019年10月至12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10月至12月。

  • tree chopped cut

    Noticias EUTR: octubre – diciembre 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 octubre – diciembre 2019.

  • Coal Power Plant in Greece

    Major court win brings the end to Greek lignite era ever closer

    Following legal action Greece has ruled to annul the environmental permits for two state-owned lignite-fired power plants. This is the new normal in a country that is speeding towards a coal phase-out.

  • tree chopped cut

    EUTR News – October to December 2019

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

  • Air Pollution in Munich

    What will it take to clean up Munich’s air?

    In a multi-year legal battle we’re fighting for Munich citizens’ right to breathe clean air and have taken the case all the way to Europe’s top court. The ruling came in today and the outlook for Bavaria isn’t good.