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    EU Commission told to face reality over hormone-disrupting chemicals

    ClientEarth has rejected the European Commission’s view that current regulation governing endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) is sufficient when blatant gaps still exist.

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    German Federal Government must build on Environment Minister’s new diesel retrofits proposal

    Germany’s Federal Environment Minister proposes that car manufacturers pay for hardware retrofits on diesel cars to reduce emissions of pollutants and help improve air quality. The Federal government must now build on this momentum.

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    Spanish seafood industry ‘should work together’ towards sustainability

    ClientEarth is urging the Spanish seafood industry, one of Europe’s largest, to work together for a more sustainable and responsible supply chain.

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    Dropping climate reference in new pensions law would be “hugely irresponsible”

    PLSA calls for climate change risk to be omitted from trustees’ duties but too many are still worryingly under-informed about climate risk.

  • ClientEarth helps build system for public interest cases by Chinese prosecutors

    Prosecutor cases are urgently needed to ensure that local governments abide by their legal environmental responsibilities.

  • Strengthening laws to develop Gabon community forest management

    As Gabon revises its forest laws, ClientEarth has published two reports demonstrating how the country’s legal framework can promote community-based forest management.

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    Access to justice update from ClientEarth and Justice and Environment

    Find more about the EU Council’s decision on Aarhus, Hungarian ruling on access to justice and EU Ombudsman’s decision on State aid matters…

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    UK Regulator’s new code a ‘missed opportunity’ to address climate risk

    The Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) updated UK Corporate Governance Code, released today, fails to sufficiently address climate risk.

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    Peak oil in 2036 presents “clear legal risks” for overoptimistic oil executives

    New analysis suggests the outlooks oil companies are giving their investors are far too rosy.

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    Stuttgart diesel restriction unlikely to satisfy court

    Stuttgart has announced it will bring in a citywide ban on older diesel vehicles by the start of 2019 but that is unlikely to satisfy the court which ordered the authorities to take action on air pollution.

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    Spanish coal mines could face €2bn refund bill

    Spain’s coal mining companies may have to pay back up to €2bn in government subsidies.

  • EU Commission urged to close gaps in plastic strategy

    ClientEarth welcomes European Parliament’s environment committee vote to strengthen the EU Commission’s plans to cut plastic pollution, under the so-called Plastics Strategy.

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    UK Road to Zero strategy falls short on air pollution

    The UK Government’s Road to Zero strategy, which sets out how it will support the move to zero tail pipe emissions from road transport, overlooks key opportunities to tackle air pollution

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    EU-Indonesia trade deal risks accelerating deforestation

    New report: stronger safeguards are needed in the trade agreement to stop forests being destroyed at a faster rate. 

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    Second UK clean air bill puts further pressure on government to act

    The UK is still suffering day to day with illegal and harmful levels of air pollution; we need a new Clean Air Act fit for the 21st century.

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    Lombardy stalls on air pollution plan pledge

    A year after the Lombardy authorities, under legal challenge, agreed to produce a new air quality plan for the region, cleaner air is no closer.

  • Hungarian Court rules that lack of information cannot be an obstacle to access to justice

    Hungarian court rules that no one can be deprived of their right to a legal remedy if they had no reasonable way to know about an administrative act.

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    UK government white paper fails to protect British fisheries and marine environment

    The government has promised sustainable fisheries and better monitoring of fishing activity and enforcement of laws after Brexit, but no concrete plans for how these goals will be delivered.

  • EU Ombudsman’s decision reinforces lack of access to justice in State aid matters

    In a disappointing decision, the EU Ombudsman has confirmed the EU Commission’s interpretation of the State aid rules that only competitors can have the status of “an interested party”.

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    China launches unprecedented judge training for environment cases

    ClientEarth and the Supreme People’s Court in China have this week coordinated an unprecedented training programme for judges on environment cases.

  • Council of the EU asks the Commission to comply with access to justice provisions of the Aarhus Convention

    The European Council has requested the Commission to submit a study on the Union’s options to explore ways and means to comply with the Aarhus Convention.

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    Stuttgart’s shoddy air quality plan prompts court ultimatum

    Stuttgart has two weeks to come up with a suitable air quality plan or will face fines, its regional court has ruled.

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    Clock is ticking for UK to prove its commitment to carbon targets

    The Committee on Climate Change’s latest report is clear that we are not on course to meet our carbon targets. The government must do more.

  • 20 years since the adoption of the Aarhus Convention

    Parties, NGOs, academics, and many diverse stakeholders all came together to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Aarhus Convention.