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    Top UK pension funds put on notice over climate risk

    Trustees warned their actions will be evaluated against evolving market standards and growing evidence.

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    EU takes legal action against Polish government for breaking nature laws

    The Commission is urging Polish decision-makers to ensure proper safeguards are in place for protected forests, as recent changes to Polish laws have set off alarm bells for nature protection.

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    Insurance firms could face fines over climate reporting failure

    Three insurance firms could be facing fines after ClientEarth reported them to the Financial Conduct Authority for failure to disclose climate risks in their annual reports.

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    More extreme weather prompts climate litigation warning

    With Britain sweltering in record heat and further extreme weather hitting Europe and beyond, ClientEarth have warned about the litigation risk for governments and businesses that fail to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

  • European chemicals agency improves chemical use transparency but gaps remain

    Europe’s chemicals agency has improved its policy on the publication of information it receives from businesses that use ‘substances of very high concern’ (SVHC).

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    Court challenge as Bulgarian authorities skip pollution test for power plant

    Impacts of burning waste and petrochemicals in Bulgaria’s most polluted towns will remain uncharted.

  • “Shocking” lack of effort from EU Member States to protect marine environment revealed

    ClientEarth lawyers have applauded a new report that highlights the lack of effort from several EU Member States in protecting the marine environment from pollution, biodiversity loss and unsustainable fishing.

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    Bulgarian president rejects cost hike on green court cases

    President cites “drastically increased fees” and warns of major threat to Bulgarian democracy.

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    Have your say: help protect the UK’s marine life

    ClientEarth is part of the new #maynotcontainfish campaign that is encouraging the public to help ensure that Brexit will not lead to dangerous overfishing.

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    UK Government clearer on coal, irrational on gas

    The UK Government’s new National Planning Policy Framework makes some welcome clarifications on coal but takes an irrational approach to other energy and natural resources considerations.

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    Stuttgart must ban Euro 5 diesel vehicles or face court-imposed fine

    Stuttgart has until the end of August to comply with a court order and come up with an air quality plan that includes a ban on Euro 5 diesel vehicles – or face a 10,000 Euro fine.

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    Serious material business risks for companies creating plastic waste

    Major companies face serious material business risks for their involvement in creating plastic waste, a new report shows from ClientEarth shows.

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    Bulgaria puts price tag on environmental justice

    Bulgaria has passed a law today that restricts people, public institutions and NGOs’ ability to go to court for the environment.

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    Twenty-three year-old takes his pension fund to court over climate change

    In a first of its kind case, a pension fund member in Australia has taken their fund to court over a lack of information on what it knows about the impact of climate change on his investments and what it is doing about it.

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    Welsh Government makes last-ditch application to delay air pollution plan

    The Welsh Government has made a last-ditch plea to the High Court for more time to produce an air pollution plan, despite lawyers warning that it risked missing the deadline.

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    EU Commission must 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.