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”.
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.
Stuttgart has two weeks to come up with a suitable air quality plan or will face fines, its regional court has ruled.
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.
Parties, NGOs, academics, and many diverse stakeholders all came together to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Aarhus Convention.
EU negotiators begin talks on reforming the EU’s electricity market design rules. The outcome will determine if the EU realises its goal of putting energy citizens at the heart of the Energy Union.
ClientEarth applauds rebellion against European Council’s shocking lack of access to justice ambition
ClientEarth lawyers are backing the rebellion of several member states that are calling for greater EU ambition on access to justice in environmental matters.
ClientEarth has joined with other legal and environmental expert groups to offer evidence to an Indonesian court considering a case against a coal plant in the country.
Four young people and local NGO Greenwatch are suing the government for failing to protect them from climate change dangers like drought and food shortages.
A court in Utrecht has ruled that the Dutch Government does not have to publish a report on how environmental standards for aircrafts are drafted.
The EU environmental principles offer protection to our natural world. They act as guidance for judges and decision-makers, giving laws shape and meaning. But what will happen to the environmental principles after Brexit?
UK MPs have voted to back Heathrow expansion but environmental lawyers have expressed serious doubts as to whether it is legally possible under air quality rules.
China’s Climate Envoy, the First Vice-President of the European Commission, the UN Environment Executive Director and the Canadian Minister of the Environment and Climate Change were among the speakers at an environmental roundtable last week.
ClientEarth and its partners have taken authorities in several European countries to court over illegal levels of air pollution.
Climate litigation is a lasting legacy of James Hansen’s historic testimony on human-induced global warming, 30 years ago on Saturday.
ClientEarth is supporting residents of Mielec, a city in south-eastern Poland, who recently organised some of the largest ever environmental protests in the country.
Lawyers warn fossil fuel companies should factor the potential payback of illegal subsidies into the “vast portfolio of risks” they face.
Speaking to the European Parliament, ClientEarth lawyer Flaminia Tacconi said that EMFF should only support measures that contribute to economically self-sufficient and environmentally sustainable fisheries.
Environmental lawyers have been forced to pile on further legal pressure as North Rhine-Westphalia’s authorities leave thousands of people to continue breathing illegally dirty air in the city of Dusseldorf.
Environmental lawyers say the UK government has made soft commitments on MPs’ ‘super-inquiry’ into illegal levels of air pollution.
The UK government has recommended pensions law require providers to consider climate risk in core investment decision-making, in what would be a breakthrough for the financial system.
Metropolitan mayors across the UK have called on the government for stronger actions to clean up the UK’s illegal levels of air pollution.
The chief executive of carmaker Audi has been arrested in Germany by prosecutors probing the diesel emissions scandal.