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.
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.
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’s lower house approval of a bill that will amend the Forest Code is extremely disappointing.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
On 4 May, Indonesia’s minister of forestry and EU trade commissioner signed a Voluntary Partnership Agreement in a bid to end the trade and importation of illegally logged timber from Indonesia’s forests.
Recently you may have heard a lot about the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and how the future of our fish is hanging in the balance based on this legislation.
On 6 April 2011, the European Commission announced that it is referring the UK to the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Despite their pledge to be the ‘greenest government ever’, close analysis of the UK government’s proposed design of CO2 emissions performance standards for fossil fuel generation (‘EPS’ – limits on the amount of pollutants released into the air) risks being an unlawful backward-step.
The Warsaw University of Life Sciences organized in Cracow workshop within the project on the conservation strategy for brown bear aimed at guaranteeing the long-term survival of the brown bear population in Poland.
Fluorinated gases (F-gases) are not something you often hear about in climate-change discussion. Plans for Europe’s low-carbon future focus on limiting carbon dioxide (CO2) – and rightly so. But what about those other climate-forcers?
Research suggests that black carbon may be the next biggest contributor to global warming, after carbon dioxide (Co2).
The black cab is undoubtedly one of London’s most iconic images that is recognised the world over. There are currently around 21,000 black cabs in London.
It’s great to see that EU Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki, has acknowledged the success of the Fishfight campaign.
“…what would people think if, in farming…half the lambs that were going to slaughter were just chucked out on the side of the road so people could see them?”
A speech in December by Maria Damanaki, EU Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, contained an interesting passage focussing on consumers’ role in protecting the oceans.
The Public Bodies Bill: using unconstitutional means to advance a political agenda which has nothing to do with democracy or cutting the deficit?
Having joined ClientEarth’s marine team in 2010, I survived earlier Christmas buildups blissfully unaware of the political goings-on in Brussels.
Daniela Rey one of our Climate & Forest Lawyers from Chile gives her take on the opportunities for South American countries in climate negotiations.