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We have teamed up with Greenpeace Germany to launch a draft law which would provide a blueprint for Germany to phase out coal.
Find out more about recent case-law, reports from the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee and our project resources.
This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from March 2018 to March 2019.
In Poland and Bulgaria, citizens and NGOs concerned about air pollution have been denied standing to bring a legal challenge.
In March 2019, the Spanish Supreme Court ruled in an unprecedented order that court costs should not be a barrier to access to justice for environmental NGOs.
The General Court of the EU rejected a case brought by the Brussels region to challenge the Commission’s regulation renewing the authorisation of glyphosate.
At the end of February, the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee published its first set of “Progress Reviews”. These analyse to what extent Parties found to have breached the Convention have remedied those failures.
We are challenging the lack of transparency and public scrutiny around European decisions that set unsustainable fishing quotas behind closed doors.
Climate change is the biggest catastrophe we face over the coming decades. But it could also mean your pension is worth less when you come to claim it.
Communicating climate change through electro? Two composers are finding new ways to shed light on the biggest global challenge.
Today marks the launch of London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s ambitious plan to make London a cleaner, healthier city.
James Thornton, founder and CEO of ClientEarth, has joined David Attenborough and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a list of the World’s Most Influential People in Climate Policy.
Read about our new legal guide to protecting the environment, rivers given legal rights and other important updates from Spain and Hungary.
In an interview with Justin Webb and Nick Robinson on the BBC’s Today Programme, our Head of Public Affairs and Campaigns, Simon Alcock, said government inaction was not an excuse for cities to ignore the illegal levels of air pollution that are harming people’s health.
The European Commission is organising a public consultation on how the EU should implement the access to justice provisions of the Aarhus Convention.
Two judgments handed down by the Hungarian Supreme Court (Kúria) in February will affect environmental cases going forward.
ClientEarth lawyers have launched a guide to assist legal professionals and organisations in Europe take legal action to protect the environment.
On 30 January 2019, the High Court of Bangladesh recognized the river Turag as a living entity with legal rights and held that the same would apply to all rivers in Bangladesh. This monumental decision is the latest example of a trend towards according rights to nature.
Poland’s Supreme Administrative Court has upheld today the decision to ban solid coal and wood burning in Krakow.
ClientEarth lawyers call on the UK to take access to justice seriously after a damning United Nations report outlines the UK’s failure to comply with its international legal obligations in allowing the public to bring legal cases to protect the environment.
A European Commission decision to allow a Canadian company to sell pigments for paints containing highly dangerous chemicals has today been deemed illegal.
Law and Policy Advisor Caroline Haywood examines how Liberian community forestry laws are empowering women.
In January 2019, the Instituto Internacional de Derecho y Medio Ambiente appealed a decision of the Spanish Supreme Court which ordered it to bear the costs of a dismissed lawsuit.
“The irony is that by enabling new coal projects, insurers are undermining their own viability. It is a stark case of climate hypocrisy.”