Climate Governance archive
A ruling by Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court this month has shown just how effective citizens’ lawsuits can be.
An American NGO has won the first battle in its fight to force the United States to avoid dangerous climate change by cutting its greenhouse gas emissions.
A buzz of optimism in New York as leaders clamour to sign the Paris Agreement – but ambition needs to skyrocket, says ClientEarth’s Chief Executive.
On 8 May families and NGOS will march backwards down Whitehall to represent government backtracking on climate change policies a year after the election.
A new report on fair competition doesn’t take account of the EU’s energy needs. The EU must decarbonise, but a new inquiry into the energy market ignores this and the EU’s commitments to go green.
A chance to make net zero emissions possible in real terms – but the UK government didn’t take it.
As the last coal-fired power station in Scotland is closed, we look back over its history and ask whether this really is the end of coal in Scotland.
As US states unite to establish if Exxon misled investors, it appears that corporate transparency isn’t just a bonus for investors and authorities – it’s becoming a legal necessity.
ClientEarth and Sandbag call on the the Prime Minister to count carbon emissions correctly in the Energy Bill.
The UK government should enshrine net zero emissions in UK law to cement its leadership on tackling climate change.
Brexit would be bad for the environment because the EU forces the UK and other EU countries to raise themselves to a higher standard of environmental protection.
In December, each country made commitments in Paris, detailing how they will act on climate in the coming years, and setting targets within their individual reach to achieve.
After the Road to Paris, the road ahead: here’s how ClientEarth’s putting the law to work for people and planet this year.
We have a chance to make the Climate Change Act finally do what it was made to: set clear and binding emissions targets across the board. Will MPs seize the chance to support this crucial change?
The government’s energy policy is inconsistent. This is hurting the environment, industry and the consumers.
Country leaders must turn their Paris commitments into national law if the ambitious promises made at COP21 are to cut climate emissions, said ClientEarth chief executive James Thornton.
In the wake of the Paris climate agreement, ClientEarth, along with partners, has written to a European financial authority urging it to promote climate risk disclosures from fossil fuel companies across the EU.
The Committee on Climate Change has just recommended what the fifth carbon budget should be – some thoughts for the government as it considers its decision.
James Thornton, CEO of ClientEarth, today welcomed the Guardian’s decision to relaunch its Keep it in the Ground campaign.
The government said it would appeal the ruling, but has today raised the stakes by saying it wants to re-open the case entirely.
The Dutch government is debating whether to appeal a historic court order to cut emissions – what you need to know.