Climate Governance archive
In the UK, ClientEarth is calling on the Government to impose five strict climate conditions that companies should adhere to when receiving public support during the COVID-19 recovery. These conditions can help ensure economic growth does not come at the cost of the country failing to meet its climate commitments.
We’ve filed a complaint against the Portuguese government’s plans for a new airport on the country’s most important wetland – home to thousands of protected birds.
The EU has published the highly anticipated Farm to Fork Strategy and Biodiversity Strategy this week, shaping the future of food systems and nature protection in the Union.
In a recent report, we found that France and Spain have so far failed to use the EU Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) in conservation efforts to end overfishing and restore the marine environment.
The Australian government has promised $25 million in climate adaptation spending for the Torres Strait.
We’ve launched a High Court challenge against the UK government for its decision to approve plans for Europe’s largest gas plant.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has refused an invitation to visit the climate-hit homes of indigenous Australians who are bringing a human rights complaint against their government.
Climate change is set to influence the next election, as over half (54%) of Britons say it will affect the way they vote, according to our new poll of more than 2,000 Britons.
We are looking at all legal avenues available following the government’s decision to greenlight a major new fossil-fuel burning power plant at Selby in North Yorkshire.
Today is a global climate strike. Many of our staff are going to their local demonstrations, adding their voice to the movement and supporting young people fighting for their future. Others will be continuing their everyday work to protect people and the planet.
Torres Strait Islander Kabay joined a panel at the Peoples’ Summit on Climate, Rights and Human Survival, to discuss the climate crisis, human rights, and justice.
Torres Strait representatives invite Australian PM to visit their islands and see impact of climate change for himself
Torres Strait Islanders formally invite Australian Prime Minister to visit their low-lying islands and witness for himself climate impacts in the region.
Lawyers from ClientEarth are putting 100 local authorities across England on notice, warning them that they will violate their legal obligations and risk legal challenge if they do not introduce proper climate change plans.
ClientEarth’s environmental lawyers are warning national governments that only strong national laws can properly protect forests, store carbon emissions and ensure the livelihood of forest-dependent communities, in response to today’s land use report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The UK government must now show leadership akin to the international space race to ensure real action backs new net zero laws addressing climate change, say environmental lawyers.
In a groundbreaking climate change case announced today, lawyers with ClientEarth are acting on behalf of a group of indigenous Australians from the Torres Strait region.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published its net zero report, laying out a bold vision for the UK to maintain global leadership in the fight against climate change. To stay true to this ambition, the UK government must not carry forward surplus emissions this month from previous carbon budgets.
ClientEarth has warned warned that, if approved, a new Drax gas plant would be responsible for as much as 75% of the emissions budget for the entire UK power sector.
Vanuatu is calling for a new ‘loss and damage fund’ to ensure payments from those most responsible for climate change go towards those most affected by climate disasters.
ClientEarth has submitted a written objection to Drax Power’s plans to build four new gas turbines, on the grounds that it breaches the government’s planning and climate change recommendations.
As the UN pushes for urgent climate action, judges reaffirm governments must commit to fighting climate change.
World governments are “nowhere near on track” to avoid breaking through international carbon budgets.