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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.
On 18 December the European Parliament re-elected Emily O’Reilly for a second term as the European Ombudsman.
On 11th December, the European Commission adopted a communication which sets out the new European Green Deal Mrs Von Der Leyen had promised.
In a world-first our lawyers have submitted a complaint of over 100-pages to the UK National Contact Point for the OECD against oil and gas giant BP. Read the details.
Across the Mekong region, legal and policy reforms on community forestry are underway. This is good news but a couple of essential questions remain to be answered.
On 7 November 2019, the CJEU clarified the obligations of Member State authorities to notify local residents and NGOs of participation procedures and permitting decisions on major infrastructure projects
The science is clear – we’re in a climate emergency that fossil fuels are helping to create. Get the facts on fossil fuels and climate change.
Court of Justice comes down hard on persistent failures to assess the environmental impacts of projects
This judgment clarifies Member States’ obligations when a project has been permitted and work has commenced without prior environmental impact assessment (EIA)
Workshop: A critical assessment of the EU State aid framework for energy efficiency, district heating & cooling and co-generation
Workshop: Is the existing State aid framework in support of the decarbonisation of Europe? A critical assessment of the EU State aid framework for energy efficiency, district heating & cooling and co-generation.
Our lawyers have warned that European fisheries ministers’ decision to set unsustainable fishing limits for 2020 breaches EU law and could result in legal action.
In December, ClientEarth co-hosted The Inception Meeting for Joint Research on “Green Development Guidance for Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Projects”, also known as the “Green Light System”.
At ClientEarth, 2019 has been a year of huge successes in the fight for our planet. Here are some of our highlights.
Webinar 4: Step by step practical guide to requesting environmental information from EU bodies and challenging refusals
This webinar will provide you with a step by step approach to requesting environmental information from EU bodies and challenging refusals.
The last of eight trainings under the “Access to justice for a greener Europe” (A2J EARL) project took place on 7 November 2019 at the Warsaw Bar Association.
Pension funds should disclose how they are managing these risks. We have been helping a member of the Shell pension fund in his efforts to get proof that the fund is adequately managing its climate-related risk.
ClientEarth has made a world-first complaint against BP, claiming the oil giant’s latest advertising campaign is misleading consumers about its focus on low carbon energy.
Workshop: Is the existing State aid framework in support of the decarbonisation of Europe? A critical assessment of the EU State aid framework for support to energy intensive industry
The event held on the 1st of October was hosted by the Pest County Government Office, the administrative agency that includes the second instance environmental authority in Hungary.
In November 2019 the Court of Justice of the European Union issued two landmark judgments concerning the independence of the judiciary in Poland.
Our coal lawyer, Sam Bright, has won the ‘Rising Star’ accolade at the British Legal Awards.
The case concerned a preliminary reference from the criminal court of Foix, France, regarding the validity of the EU Pesticides Regulation
The European Court of Justice confirmed that directly concerned individuals have the right to challenge inadequate Nitrate Action Programmes in their national courts
On 13 September 2019, the Greek Council of State rendered judgement in a case brought by NGOs against the renewal of the permit of coal-fired power plants Megalapoli A and B.
EU Commission lays out options for the EU to comply with the Aarhus Convention : light at the end of the tunnel?
Last October, the Commission submitted its study to the Council, which has been carried out by consultants, as well as a Commission report on the matter.