James Thornton archive
A new report on airport expansion calls on the government to set out a clear timetable for expansion, making clear the measures which have been accepted or rejected and the work which needs to be completed.
Environmental lawyers ClientEarth have been granted permission to take the UK government back to court over its failure to tackle illegal levels of air pollution.
ClientEarth has joined more than 70 other organisations calling on fossil fuel companies to make climate change mitigation central to their business
A new cache of douments released by an environmental law NGO in the US reveals more about what the oil industry knew about climate change, versus what it said.
The Prime Minister has been strongly criticised for placing the actions of the car industry ahead of people’s lives.
On 8 May families and NGOS will march backwards down Whitehall to represent government backtracking on climate change policies a year after the election.
MPs have released a report which says that EU membership is good for the UK’s environment
Independent experts have concluded that leaving the EU would create great risk and uncertainty for the environment in the UK.
If we leave the EU we put our environment in peril, argues environmental lawyer James Thornton.
A new report from Policy Exchange and King’s College London calls on the future Mayor of London to tackle diesel emissions.
The UK government should enshrine net zero emissions in UK law to cement its leadership on tackling climate change.
ClientEarth’s legal work on UK pollution and highlighting the risks climate change poses to the financial world has received recognition.
ClientEarth has sent a final legal warning to the UK government which gives the Environment Secretary, Liz Truss, 10 days to act on air pollution or face action in the High Court.
Leaving the European Union would put nature conservation and air quality at grave risk and would be “bonkers and idiotic.”
The complexities of the UK leaving the EU and the environmental questions as yet unanswered by the Brexit ‘leavers’ are overwhelming.
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.
The EU has avoided difficult decisions and delayed life-saving laws because it is not accountable to its citizens. For three years the Commission has ignored its legal obligation to define endocrine disruptors, which cause cancer and infertility.
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.
A gathering of environmental leaders has heard from ClientEarth CEO James Thornton that the UK has fallen behind…
James Thornton, CEO of ClientEarth, today welcomed the Guardian’s decision to relaunch its Keep it in the Ground campaign.