An old electricity and heat–generating plant in Bulgaria has been granted a permit allowing it to burn harmful municipal waste.
“Now is the time to turn it around” – lawyers and regulators say actuaries must do their homework on climate risk
Climate risks can pose a threat not only to individual businesses but to economic stability as a whole. Actuaries occupy a unique position in advising the financial world on how to tackle it.
High hopes for improved public access to EU courts after talks at a meeting of the Council of the EU.
Today is the deadline for the UK government to convince the European Commission it has done enough to reduce illegal levels of air pollution across the country and avoid being taken to the European Court of Justice.
The argument for underwriting coal is on ever shakier ground, but many European companies are still fuelling the fire.
A court in Prague has dismissed the Czech government’s Air Quality Plan for the city, ruling that it failed to bring air pollution within legal limits as soon as possible.
Lawyers point out fundamental flaws in EU rules that mean it can approve ‘badly disguised coal subsidies’.
Public participation as part of the EU Climate Governance Regulation could help transition to a cleaner, more efficient energy future
The European Parliament recently voted in favour of strengthening public engagement in national discussions on energy and climate policies.
Industry and regulators should be given until 2020 to boost climate risk disclosure, or face government intervention, a senior ClientEarth lawyer told the Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) today.
Environmental lawyers have called Germany out on its “false priorities” as air pollution remains at illegal levels.
In this article, Forests Law and Policy Advisor and Community Forestry Lead, Nathalie Faure, shares lessons she learned about community forestry on a recent trip to Nepal.
The Commissioner for consumer affairs of the European Commission recently announced that the Commission will publish a proposal for a directive on group actions for consumers, in order to improve access to justice. We hope it can also include provisions on access to justice in environmental matters.
In a landmark judgment, the European Court of Justice ruled that environmental NGOs must have access to justice in water law proceedings. This case represents a huge breakthrough for access to justice rights in environmental matters in Austria, which have to date been extremely restrictive.
Three out of the top five official risks to the global economy in 2018 stem from the changing climate. Financiers need a plan.
The UK government has just announced a consultation on plans for new powers which would allow it to prosecute carmakers that cheat emissions tests – but the government has so far failed to use the powers it already has.
Operators of failing UK coal giant have a planning application for conversion well underway.
Belgian court provides opportunity to set binding precedent on the right of the public to enforce air quality monitoring rules
The Court of First Instance of Brussels issued an interim judgment in the clean air case that ClientEarth is pursuing against the Brussels Regional government.
London has breached air pollution limits for the whole year, just 31 days into 2018.
Analysis from ClientEarth shows that the draft guidance which will be used to identify EDCs needs to be amended.
Better climate reporting, clarity on investor duties and stronger oversight could pave the way for a greener finance sector.
Environment ministers from nine EU countries, including the UK and Germany, were called to Brussels to explain prolonged failure to address illegal pollution.
On 13 December 2017 the Administrative Court of Schleswig Holstein handed down judgment in a case on access to justice for NGOs decided under the newly amended Environmental Appeals Act 2017. Following the entry into force of the amendment in August last year, legal discussions on its scope continue.
A judge has issued a unique warning to Bavaria’s environment minister. Scharf now has four months to take concrete steps to clean up Munich’s air.
An international panel of judges and academics has come together to clarify the expectations of businesses in addressing climate change.