James Thornton archive
ClientEarth’s innovative use of law to protect the environment received fresh recognition at the 2017 Lawyer awards last night.
One of Michael Gove’s first actions as Environment Secretary will be to defend his government’s poor plans to clean up the UK’s filthy air, with a hearing ordered by the High Court in the coming weeks.
US president Donald Trump is pulling the country out of the Paris climate change agreement, but climate action will continue globally and within the US.
ClientEarth is taking the UK government back to the High Court in a bid to drastically improve its draft plans to clean up the UK’s illegally high air pollution.
A new book, Client Earth, which tells the successful story of ClientEarth over the last decade since it was founded, is launched this week.
Will President Trump pull the US out of the Paris Agreement? Rumour suggests he will, and world leaders are reportedly engaged in last-ditch diplomacy to prevent this.
We are continuing to study the government’s latest air quality plan, but on the face of it it looks much weaker than we had hoped for.
Sanctions for fishing violations are inconsistent and toothless, according to a major report released today by the European Commission.
The UK Government made a last-ditch bid to delay publication of its air quality plans on Friday evening, citing “pre-election proprietary rules”.
The survey is revealed today to mark Earth Day 2017 – an international day of support for the environment and sustainability.
James Thornton, CEO of ClientEarth said a snap election is a perfect opportunity for all parties to put the environment and pollution at the heart of their agendas.
ClientEarth backs Mission 2020, a campaign launched today that aims to reach the climate turning point by 2020 by increasing ambition and urgency on climate action.
The executive order will have a major impact on environmental and climate change policy in the US.
The Commission’s fitness check of the noise directive has found important delays in its implementation
The chancellor has failed to grasp the severity of the UK’s air quality crisis. He should have imposed a first-year tax on diesel vehicles.
New rules coming into force today will make it virtually impossible to bring a public interest case to protect the environment, so ClientEarth, Friends of the Earth and the RSPB have started legal proceedings against the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.
Our CEO James Thornton has been named Sustainability Leader of the Year at the Edie Sustainability Leader’s Awards in London.
The government must restore and enhance the UK’s environmental protections during Brexit negotiations.
ClientEarth has organized a nine-person delegation of China Supreme Court judges visiting the UK and Sweden, as part of a wider series of cooperation activities to strengthen environmental rule of law in China.
A High Court judge has ordered the UK Government to draw up an improved plan by July next year which must bring air pollution within legal limits.
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.
As the Paris Agreement comes into force, the UK must set its sights on net zero emissions.
ClientEarth has won its High Court case against the Government over its failure to tackle illegal air pollution across the UK.