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  • coal plant in Germany by mine

    Germany – where coal still comes first

    It’s home to 69 huge coal plants, with another in the making. Hundreds of square kilometres of mines occupy the land, still expanding as coal companies continue to feed giant power plants.

  • St Michael's Mount, marazion, United Kingdom

    Real action now needed to back UK’s net zero goal

    The UK government must now show leadership akin to the international space race to ensure real action backs new net zero laws addressing climate change, say environmental lawyers.

  • Country toolkits on Access to justice

    We have launched a series of legal toolkits to assist legal professionals and organisations in eight European countries take legal action to protect the environment.

  • The European Court annulled an authorisation. Here is what we can learn from it

    In a groundbreaking judgement, the European Court of Justice revoked the authorisation of lead chromate in paint and deemed it illegal.

  • Smog-covered village, Romania

    Romania’s dirtiest power plant faces court challenge over unassessed pollution

    We have supported our partners Greenpeace Romania to launch a legal challenge to force authorities to consider the huge negative environmental impacts of Romania’s notorious coal polluter Rovinari.

  • Access to Justice update from ClientEarth and Justice & Environment

    Find out more about recent case-law, events and resources on access to justice in environmental matters.

  • EU Advocate General supports islanders’ plea for justice – If you could not have known, it does not count

    The Advocate General Kokott gave its opinion concerning the obligations of Member State authorities to notify local residents and NGOs of participation procedures and permitting decisions on major infrastructure projects.

  • The General Court of the EU rejects the people climate case as inadmissible

    On 8 May 2019, the General Court rejected as inadmissible what has become known as “The People’s Climate Case.”

  • Polish seminars on Access to justice and the role of NGOs and the preliminary ruling procedure in the field of environmental protection

    ClientEarth Polish office organised two seminars in Katowice and Krakow on Access to justice and the role of NGOs and the preliminary ruling procedure in the field of environmental protection.

  • VIA IURIS organises seminars for judges on Access to justice in environmental matters

    As part of the access to justice for a greener Europe project, Via Iuris organised two seminars for judges in Slovakia.

  • Wind turbine in Patras, Greece

    The capacity mechanism Greece wants is a boon for fossil fuels

    The Greek government wants to introduce a costly new subsidy scheme that would give money to ageing coal plants, favouring them over cleaner energy sources.

  • Opportunity: Community Outreach Consultant, RoC

    Our partner Comptoir Juridique Junior (CJJ) is seeking a new Community Outreach Consultant to work on a joint project with ClientEarth in Republic of Congo.

  • timber

    欧盟木材法规(EUTR)新闻——2018年3月至2019年3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) 2018年3月至2019年3月。形式和之前一样,本期将包括欧盟委员会和成员国的法规实施和执行情况,并追踪类似国际立法的最新进展。

  • Investor-state dispute settlement must go to protect our environment

    Following widespread criticism in recent years, reforms of the controversial arbitration mechanism are underway at international level.

  • New findings : Aarhus Convention applies to life-time extensions of major projects

    ACCC/C/2014/104 (Netherlands) : findings on a communication related to the timely extension of operation of Borssele nuclear power plant in the Netherlands.

  • Advocate General recommends CJEU to correct its Environmental Impact Assessment case law

    The CJEU published the Opinion of AG Kokott concerning a preliminary reference from the Belgian Constitutional Court about a life-time extension of two nuclear power plant reactors without prior environmental impact assessment.

  • Our complaint triggers EU Ombudsman fishing quotas investigation

    The European Ombudsman has officially announced the start of an inquiry following our complaint against the EU Council’s lack of transparency over fishing quotas.

  • timber

    Noticias EUTR: marzo 2018 – marzo 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 marzo 2018 – marzo 2019.

  • Torres Strait Islanders after sea surge

    Human rights and climate change: World-first case to protect indigenous Australians

    In a groundbreaking climate change case announced today, lawyers with ClientEarth are acting on behalf of a group of indigenous Australians from the Torres Strait region.

  • Power grid

    UK’s Capacity Market is not fit for purpose

    We have written to the European Commission arguing that there is no proven need for the UK’s Capacity Market – and that as designed, it favours coal and gas power plants over cleaner technologies.

  • European rules on chemicals used in the food chain do not protect public health

    We have warned EU rules on harmful chemicals in the food chain are too weak and leave the public open to unacceptable risks.

  • New Aarhus findings: ACCC/C/2014/100 (UK) – Committee explains public participation requirements for plans/programmes

    Last week, the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee has published its findings on communication ACCC/C/2014/100 (United Kingdom) concerning the controversial “High Speed 2” rail project from London to the West Midlands, Manchester and Leeds.

  • EU top Court misses opportunity to protect democracy in EU-Canada trade ruling

    In a disappointing judgment, the Court of Justice of the EU has recently ruled that the investment court system in the Canadian EU trade agreement is compatible with EU law.

  • Image shows lake with boats on

    UK must not carry forward surplus hot air in push for net zero

    The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published its net zero report, laying out a bold vision for the UK to maintain global leadership in the fight against climate change. To stay true to this ambition, the UK government must not carry forward surplus emissions this month from previous carbon budgets.