Climate Governance archive
Households, local governments and small businesses can participate in the energy system, reducing the cost of energy for all and help Europe move towards a low-emission energy system.
This mammoth package of laws lets industry wield unprecedented influence over the EU’s energy future.
Efficiency should be at the heart of the EU’s new energy laws because it saves energy, it saves money and it helps protect the environment.
Eight new energy laws for the EU will be proposed by the European Commission on Wednesday. Known as the Winter Package, these laws must conform to the main principles of good governance.
Toothless, unenforceable environment rules and a tribunal system which will prioritise corporate interests undermine claims that the EU-Canada trade agreement is a ‘gold standard’ of trade deals to benefit people and the planet.
The UK has today ratified the Paris Agreement, a global treaty to tackle climate change.
ClientEarth’s CEO James Thornton has urged President elect Trump to rethink his position on climate change and the Paris Agreement.
A group of 21 American children are challenging the US federal government over its climate change policies. Now Judge Anne Aiken, of the District of Oregon, has agreed that they have legal standing to do so.
We now have an expiry date on domestic coal – but is it soon enough? We need clearer action and bolder ambition from the UK Government.
As the Paris Agreement comes into force, the UK must set its sights on net zero emissions.
Climate lawyer Jonathan Church on why UK leaders must enshrine the promised net zero emissions target in law.
ClientEarth recommends what the UK Government should do in the new emissions reduction plan, after their response to the CCC today
The Climate Change Act sets legally binding targets to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the UK by at least 80% by 2050.
The UK’s pioneering Climate Change Act (CCA) isn’t working and robust policies to meet the fourth and fifth carbon budgets must be brought forward urgently.
US campaigners are suing energy giant ExxonMobil over an alleged climate cover-up at a Boston storage site.
Failing to agree emissions sharing laws may risk the EU’s ability to meet the Paris Agreement further down the line.
It’s already game over for coal. To meet climate targets, countries must invest in clean energy.
Webinar – ClientEarth community energy expert Josh Roberts discusses what Brexit means for community energy in the UK, followed by a Q and A.
After a local council hinted they planned to approve the UK’s largest coalmine, the government has waded in.
Northumberland County Council planned to approve a new coalmine – the UK’s largest – at Druridge Bay. The government has weighed in on the decision.
The new climate change and industry minister must take action to put the UK back on the path to being a world leader on tackling emissions, as it was when it passed the world’s first Climate Change Act.
As Theresa May settles into number 10, we urge her to keep the environment in her cross-hairs – DECC or no DECC.
The UK has just set its fifth carbon budget, keeping on track to meet its climate commitments – just.
Experts have come together to explore the legal and financial duties of corporations in responding to climate change.