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  • Aarhus Centre – What we do

  • Europe flying blind on fish stocks

    Worrying signals from Europe on maintaining sustainable fish stocks: in recent days the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs released this statement.

  • EU fisheries and access to information

    Good access-to-information news! This year we helped NGO TransparentSea in an access to documents case regarding EU Fisheries Partnership Agreements (FPAs) with third party states.

  • When it comes to traffic pollution, the UK is still the dirty old man of Europe

    Today the government submitted its official report to the European Commission on levels of air pollution in the UK for 2010. It makes for pretty grim reading. The report confirms that 40 of the 43 air quality zones in the UK breached the annual limits for nitrogen dioxide.

  • ClientEarth in Cameroon – Part two

    Nathalie Faure and Feja Lesniewska report from Douala, Cameroon, about the workshop ‘How can community control of forest lands be secured, delivered and maintained?’

  • Elite panel of scientists debunk myth of climate neutrality of bioenergy

    Grow a tree, burn a tree, grow a tree, burn a tree – in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, it all evens out, right? Wrong.

  • Fossil Fuels v. EPA: Europeans Join the Fray

    Today I’m writing about one of the most important cases before the U.S. courts this year. Called Coalition for Responsible Regulation v. EPA, it is being argued before the federal Court of Appeals in Washington. It will decide whether the U.S. Government can regulate greenhouse gases.

  • How current intergenerational unfairness is affecting the environment

    Angus Hanton, of the newly established Intergenerational Foundation, describes how he hopes current unfairness towards the younger generation might be used to help future generations.

  • ClientEarth in Cameroon

    ClientEarth’s Feja Lesniewska and Nathalie Faure describe arriving in Cameroon for a workshop on forest law in Africa.

  • Response to the Common Fisheries Policy at London Zoo

    It is no surprise that the upcoming reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) has been on the minds of the fishing industry and conservationists for years. But this year it’s also firmly on the agenda for MPs, MEPs, celebrity chefs, and people all over Europe.

  • We need climate change education to secure more UK jobs

    Blog by Matt Williams ( ClientEarth communications intern) and Helen Markides who are part of the UK Youth Climate Coalition’s youth delegation to the United Nations climate talks.

  • Listen to the bees

    From 2006 an incredible decline in the bees’ population has been observed in the UK, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, Canada and the USA. Declines in bees’ population are not a new phenomenon.

  • Talkin’ about the GAP

    ClientEarth is delighted to be joined by Matt Williams from the UK Youth Climate Coalition (UKYCC). Matt is part of UKYCC’s youth delegation to the UN climate talks ( and he is currently interning with our communications team.

  • Tar sands in Europe? No thanks.

    EU lawmakers are to introduce a new directive which would effectively ban tar sands fuel from entering Europe. It is concerning that the UK government is trying to block it.

  • A blog for World Oceans Day

    Americans are proud of our achievements and freedoms. We are also, famously, the greatest consumers on the planet. Countries across the globe are now jostling for this title, and here in Europe they are determined to give us a run for our money.

  • ClientEarth gets politicians to agree about overfishing

    On June 8, ClientEarth collaborated with GLOBE International, the Zoological Society of London and Synchronicity Earth to organise the GLOBE World Oceans Day Forum: Reforming Europe’s Common Fisheries Policy at Selfridges in London.

  • The day they shouted “Save the Fish!”

    On 24th May, ClientEarth and the Zoological Society of London launched a project to help young people forge a contract with world leaders to protect the planet and its oceans for future generations.

  • Brazil approves bill to amend Forest Code

    Brazil’s lower house approval of a bill that will amend the Forest Code is extremely disappointing.

  • Justice between generations and a plan to save the planet

    Tuesday 24 May brought together ClientEarth and the Zoological Society of London in an unlikely setting – Selfridge’s UltraLounge.

  • Deforestation of Brazil’s Amazon will continue to rise if legislation and policies persist on promoting it

    Recent reports indicate that deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is not slowing down. In fact, it has jumped almost sixfold in the March-April period of this year, according to satellite images taken by the National Institute of Space Research.

  • Fish Fight in the House of Commons – thank you

    This blog is actually a great big thank you to everyone who used our toolkit and wrote to their MPs asking for the Fish Fight Early Day Motion to be debated in Parliament.

  • The future of fish still looks uncertain…

    The European Commission is due to publish its proposal for the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy in July. However, recent press reports indicate that details of the Commission’s proposal are already being leaked to the media.

  • Striking a blow for environmental justice in Europe

    In America, we think the grass is always greener. We assume that Europe is more civilized and sophisticated than we are. This turns out to be entirely wrong when it comes to access to justice for citizens, in which the United States is a model.

  • On the menu this week: Pesticides

    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was set up in 2002 as an independent watchdog working to avoid and address food risks (and food crises) in Europe.