James Thornton archive
The government has approved a third runway at Heathrow but air pollution and climate change commitments may yet stop expansion.
Since 2015, nearly 100 environmental lawsuits have been filed by NGOs and public prosecutors as public interest law has gained a stronger grounding in China.
The judge presiding over ClientEarth’s case against the UK government for breaching EU air pollution laws has said cost is the crux of the case.
The first day of the hearing has revealed George Osborne blocked plans to bring air pollution to within legal limits in the UK.
Environmental lawyers ClientEarth are back in court tomorrow, defending UK citizen’s right to breathe clean air.
Even without expansion, the area around Heathrow will continue to be in breach of legal pollution limits until 2025.
ClientEarth’s CEO James Thornton has won a prestigious award from the Financial Times – named as “stand-out” lawyer with a special European achievement award. It comes amid a fresh wave of legal cases on pollution across Europe.
ClientEarth’s latest air pollution case in the EU has been launched in Prague.
Environmental lawyers ClientEarth have appointed Beth Thoren as deputy CEO. Beth takes up the new post on 26 September after four years at the RSPB as Director of Fundraising and Communications.
UK MPs must commit to promote environmental progress for the wellbeing of their constituents and people around the globe.
Environmental lawyers ClientEarth have set out their reasons for taking the UK government to court over illegal levels of air pollution.
Two environmental lawyers at ClientEarth, including our CEO, have been named in this year’s Progress 1000 list of the most influential Londoners.
What are Governments doing to address air pollution and change Asia’s fate? That was the question being considered by lawyers at the LawASIA conference last week.
As Theresa May settles into number 10, we urge her to keep the environment in her cross-hairs – DECC or no DECC.
Scrapping DECC sends a terrible signal at the worst possible time, undermining efforts to secure a clean, safe energy future.
ClientEarth has scooped two titles at London’s prestigious BusinessGreen Leaders Awards. Credit went not just to our high-profile court appearances, but our work using law to protect marine life and forests, and to drive the move to a low-carbon economy.
ClientEarth have today urged politicians to back calls for a new UK Clean Air Act to help deal with the country’s toxic and illegal levels of air pollution.
Environmental lawyers ClientEarth have expressed “shock and concern” at the the future of nature protections following the outcome of the referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU. Voters decided the UK should leave the EU.
With voters shortly to decide whether Britain will remain a member of the European Union, environmental laywers ClientEarth urge citizens to vote ‘in’ because the advantages far outweigh the risks and uncertainties of ‘Brexit.’
At the inaugural CCLI conference, academics, lawyers, industry experts and NGOs tackled one of the bigger questions in corporate climate conversation: climate liabilities for company directors.
Air quality limits imposed on Britain by Brussels are a positive reason to stay not leave the EU, according to the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell. In a speech in London, he also highlighted ClientEarth’s action in taking the government to court
ClientEarth CEO James Thornton has described litigation as a “sophisticated form of combat.”
Boris Johnson told Radio 4’s Today programme that Brexit would mean the UK leaving the single market as well as the EU. This will lead to more deaths in the UK from air pollution.
Today ClientEarth joined families and many others to challenge David Cameron to explain why his government has spent its first year in office going backwards on climate change.