Trade enriches our lives and lifts people out of poverty, but it shouldn’t come at the cost of the environment. We help rebalance the scales, to make sure trade policy puts people and the planet before profit.


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    Energy Charter Treaty Reform – a missed opportunity to support the EU’s climate action and the clean energy transition

    ClientEarth’s lawyers have written to the Vice President of the European Commission calling for a more ambitious reform of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT).

  • The Court of Justice of the EU continues to exclude EU citizens from EU external relations

    In an ‘unfortunate’ ruling, the Court of justice of the EU (CJEU) has decided to continue excluding members of the public from the debate on investment courts, despite the threat this arbitration system represents for the rule of law and the environment.

  • Due diligence key to make supply chains more sustainable: report

    ClientEarth legal experts took part in working groups to help develop the Global Resources Initiative (GRI) taskforce report highlighting the complexity of global food production systems, and challenging government to create systemic and transformative change that ensures food supply while putting people and planet first.

  • Investor-state dispute settlement must go to protect our environment

    Following widespread criticism in recent years, reforms of the controversial arbitration mechanism are underway at international level.

  • Team

  • Peter Barnett

    Peter Barnett

  • Amandine Van Den Berghe

  • Megan Clay, Lawyer, Company and Financial, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

    Megan Clay

  • Nandi Mkhize

    Nandi Mkhize

  • Daniel Wiseman, Intern - Company & Financial, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

    Daniel Wiseman

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