Climate Governance archive
Directors of companies have been put on notice of climate risk and liability during the world’s first national inquiry into the human rights impacts of climate change, in the Philippines today.
ClientEarth lawyers are demanding increased transparency from the European Parliament and European Council on why certain chemicals allowed in food are considered safe.
A groundbreaking new ClientEarth opinion poll reveals that the British public wants urgent action on climate change.
With Britain sweltering in record heat and further extreme weather hitting Europe and beyond, ClientEarth have warned about the litigation risk for governments and businesses that fail to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
In a first of its kind case, a pension fund member in Australia has taken their fund to court over a lack of information on what it knows about the impact of climate change on his investments and what it is doing about it.
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.
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?
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.
Climate litigation is a lasting legacy of James Hansen’s historic testimony on human-induced global warming, 30 years ago on Saturday.
EU decision makers agreed on a disappointingly low overall renewable target for 2030 of 32%. It now remains to be seen what measures will be put in place to ensure that EU countries meet this target.
New climate research published directly links the level of atmospheric carbon dioxide – rather than mean global temperature – with the chance of more extreme weather events, furthering the case for litigation against businesses and governments shown to be ignoring climate risk in their decision-making.
The new science of attributing extreme weather events, such as last year’s devastating Hurricane Harvey, to climate change could become a key driver of litigation.
Shell has been served legal notice today after Friends of the Earth Netherlands took the first step in a court case over the oil giant’s climate record.
The world’s first national inquiry into the human rights impacts of climate change takes a crucial leap forward today, as the Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights hears evidence at a two-day hearing in Manila.
Plans for a huge opencast coal mine at Druridge Bay were today formally rejected by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid, on the basis that the environmental impact would be too significant.
The UK government must do more, faster, to meet its legally binding carbon reduction targets, according to the latest report from its advisors.
Lawyers and scientists met in London to discuss climate litigation, the challenges it poses for both disciplines, and how they could work together.
A few of ClientEarth’s staff went to the UN’s annual international climate conference, known as COP23. This is what we learned…
ExxonMobil, Shell, BP and 43 other multinationals have been summoned to appear at a climate change hearing by the Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights.
The government’s plan to meet its emissions reductions targets will soon finally see the light of day. What tests must the new strategy pass if it is to put UK emissions reductions back on track?
With Hurricane Harvey battering Texas, a new report by ClientEarth warns that governments and business may be increasingly at risk of litigation for failing to prevent foreseeable climate-related harm to people and infrastructure.
Three local governments have launched legal claims against 20 fossil fuel companies, seeking a contribution to their costs of adapting to rising sea levels.
A New Zealand law student is suing the country’s Minister for Climate Change over national emissions reduction targets.
ClientEarth has become one of the first foreign NGOs to receive an official registration in China, demonstrating the contribution it is making to environmental protection there.