Nature Directives archive
An official study – which the European Commission has so far refused to publish – reveals that EU nature laws are fit for purpose and require no revision. ClientEarth calls for renewed focus on implementation of the laws.
ClientEarth has released a series of briefings examining legal requirements under the EU Habitats Directive for the management of protected areas in Europe.
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.
A leaked report from the European Commission shows EU nature laws are fit for purpose and need implementation – not reform.
A decision by the European Commission to delay publication of its analysis into the effectiveness of EU nature laws, has been condemned as “bad for society” by environmental lawyers ClientEarth.
Today, UNESCO advisers visit Białowieża Forest after Polish Government illegally approved a huge expansion of logging in the World Heritage site.
The Prime Minister’s promise to protect vital EU nature regulations has been welcomed by environmental lawyers ClientEarth. David Cameron’s comments come as two charities, the RSPB and WWF have come out in favour of the UK remaining part of the European Union.
Environmental lawyers ClientEarth have raised further concerns today about a Bialowieza “recovery plan” suggested by Poland’s environment minister in the ancient forest.
The Polish government is planning to triple logging in Bialowieza forest, starting on Friday. It is ignoring 30,000 Polish people and a Commission complaint by NGOs.
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.
The European Commission has told journalists it is worried about the Polish government’s illegal decision to triple logging in Europe’s oldest forest.
A new Polish petition to protect Białowieża forest has gathered more than 13,000 signatures within hours of being launched.
If we leave the EU we put our environment in peril, argues environmental lawyer James Thornton.
The Polish government has approved a threefold increase of logging in Białowieża Forest. This violates EU law, and we’ve written to the environment minister to tell him.
The Polish government says more logging is the only way to protect ancient Białowieża Forest, but scientists disagree.
The Scottish Government today proposed one conservation site for harbour porpoises, instead of the four areas called for by its conservation advisers.
ClientEarth has raised concerns that the UK Government is proceeding with policies for wildlife protection that their own evidence has failed to prove are effective or popular.
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.
Over half a million people in Europe tell politicians to defend wildlife.
ClientEarth has joined many other environmental organisations to protect the Birds and Habitats Directives, the laws governing wildlife protection in Europe.
Habitat loss, pollution, climate change, agriculture and development are all putting a strain on Europe’s biodiversity.