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  • Image shows Liverpool cityscape

    New pollution plan reveals toxic air in England worse than feared

    A new UK Government air pollution plan has revealed air pollution to be much worse than previously feared.

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    ClientEarth ranked amongst ‘Top 50 EU law firms’ at FT Innovative Lawyer Awards

    Environmental lawyers ClientEarth have been ranked as the 31st most innovative law firm in Europe at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards.

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    Campaigners challenge Bulgarian state over assault on access to justice

    New laws are part of an “alarming trend” towards the restriction of people’s environmental rights, say legal experts.

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    More transparency needed in deciding food contact material rules

    Legal experts from environmental law charity ClientEarth have joined other key organisations working in the public interest in outlining the current weaknesses of current food contact material regulation.

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    Access to justice update from ClientEarth and Justice and Environment

    Find out more about the People’s climate case, a new project and a citizen’s guide on access to justice

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    German diesel fix “totally inadequate” say environmental lawyers

    The German government has announced a plan to ‘solve’ the diesel crisis through hardware retrofits and scrappage schemes in an attempt to combat illegal air pollution.

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    How community forests are thriving in Tanzania

    To combat deforestation, community-based forest management was introduced in 2002 to reduce deforestation and improve the livelihoods of local people.

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    A project to assess environmental governance in European countries

    On 26 and 27 September, ClientEarth attended the second workshop on EU project, Development of an Assessment Framework on Environmental Governance in EU Member States.

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    Commission publishes Citizen’s guide to access to justice in environmental matters

    The European Commission has just published a guide to help citizens understand Access to Justice in environmental matters.

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    New air pollution data are a European embarrassment

    New air quality figures reveal European governments have failed to make enough progress in bringing down illegally high levels of air pollution in nearly all countries across Europe.

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    People’s climate case highlights lack of access to the EU courts

    Thirty-six individuals and one youth organisation have filed an application for annulment with the EU’s General Court claiming that EU legislation on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is unlawful because it fails to prevent climate change.

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    Lawyers sue EU Commission for information on legality of trade deal tribunals

    ClientEarth has challenged a judgment regarding the European Commission’s decision to keep secret information about controversial investment tribunals in EU international trade deals.

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    New UK air pollution figures a national embarrassment

    New air pollution data reveal that the UK Government made no progress last year in reducing the number of zones across the country with illegal air pollution.

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    Improving Access to Justice – Focus on Central Europe

    Justice and Environment and ClientEarth are pleased to announce the launch of a project to further improve access to justice in Central Europe.

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    Major energy firms exposed to shareholder action over coal power plant Ostrołęka C

    Environmental lawyers ClientEarth have put the directors of Energa and Enea on notice of the increasing risk of legal action if they proceed with the project.

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    EU leaders must meet public demand for cleaner transport

    Report shows that momentum is building in Germany and throughout Europe to transition to cleaner transport.

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    Major investors back climate risk briefing

    Major investors have set out support for a new investor briefing detailing what could be gained from recognition of climate risk by global securities regulatory association IOSCO.

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    Car industry may have conspired to prevent people from breathing clean air

    European Commission opens investigation into whether BMW, Daimler and VW colluded to avoid competition on technology to clean car emissions.

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    New study suggests link between air pollution and dementia

    A new study suggests there could be a link between air pollution and heightened risk of dementia.

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    How taking a ‘radical approach’ delivered community results in Liberia

    ClientEarth law and policy advisor Jozef Weyns recalls a story from a recent legal working group in Liberia, in which a community member used his legal prowess to ensure forest communities get what they are entitled to.

  • EasyJet among companies reported to regulator by ClientEarth

    ClientEarth has reported four UK companies, including EasyJet to the financial regulator, also writing to their auditors.

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    Brexit documents highlight the holes for environment in no-deal scenario

    Legal experts from environmental law charity ClientEarth warn that documents released yesterday detailing the government’s contingencies for a no-deal Brexit scenario reveal departments worryingly underprepared to maintain promised environmental protections.

  • Dr. Hermann Ott joins ClientEarth in Germany

    Professor Dr. Hermann Ott has joined ClientEarth to oversee our operations in Germany and help drive our work using the law to protect people and the planet.

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    Sustainable Seafood Coalition agrees to modern slavery statement

    Businesses in the UK’s Sustainable Seafood Coalition have agreed on commitments that recognise the risk of modern slavery and social responsibility in their supply chains.