European Day of Justice highlights EU democratic deficit

On 25 October, the EU celebrated the European Day of Justice, an initiative aimed at “bringing justice closer to all European Citizens”. But does the EU really let its citizens bring environmental cases in court?

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European Day of Justice highlights EU democratic deficit

On 25 October, the EU celebrated the European Day of Justice, an initiative aimed at “bringing justice closer to all European Citizens”. But does the EU really let its citizens bring environmental cases in court?

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Dutch coal developments are off the Urgenda

It’s already game over for coal. To meet climate targets, countries must invest in clean energy.

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Dutch coal developments are off the Urgenda

It’s already game over for coal. To meet climate targets, countries must invest in clean energy.

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EU must not overlook sustainability as it tackles illegal fishing on the high seas

On November 9, the European Parliament’s fisheries committee will vote on a new piece of legislation intended to regulate fishing operations of European vessels outside EU waters. We hope they take this chance and choose to protect the high seas.

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EU must not overlook sustainability as it tackles illegal fishing on the high seas

On November 9, the European Parliament’s fisheries committee will vote on a new piece of legislation intended to regulate fishing operations of European vessels outside EU waters. We hope they take this chance and choose to protect the high seas.

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UK should dig deep on latest coal decision

After a local council hinted they planned to approve the UK’s largest coalmine, the government has waded in.

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UK should dig deep on latest coal decision

After a local council hinted they planned to approve the UK’s largest coalmine, the government has waded in.

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EU violating the Aarhus Convention: Public right to access to justice not yet assured

Pacta sunt servanda is a well-known principle for lawyers. It is a basic principle of civil law and it is widely used in international treaty law. But don’t panic, this article is not about legal language: It is all about common sense.

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EU violating the Aarhus Convention: Public right to access to justice not yet assured

Pacta sunt servanda is a well-known principle for lawyers. It is a basic principle of civil law and it is widely used in international treaty law. But don’t panic, this article is not about legal language: It is all about common sense.

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Commission turns a blind eye to public concerns on Member States’ compliance with EU environmental law

Conformity-checking studies on Member State’s compliance with EU environmental law remain sheltered from any public scrutiny. Commission’s non-disclosure policy of these studies is at odd with EU legislation on access to environmental information, which commits the EU institutions to actively disseminate information related to the environment.

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Commission turns a blind eye to public concerns on Member States’ compliance with EU environmental law

Conformity-checking studies on Member State’s compliance with EU environmental law remain sheltered from any public scrutiny. Commission’s non-disclosure policy of these studies is at odd with EU legislation on access to environmental information, which commits the EU institutions to actively disseminate information related to the environment.

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EU decision-making in the spotlight: transparency of trilogues

EU laws keep authorities in check – but how transparent is the decision-making process? An inquiry leaves questions unanswered.

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EU decision-making in the spotlight: transparency of trilogues

EU laws keep authorities in check – but how transparent is the decision-making process? An inquiry leaves questions unanswered.

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Neonics: What is bad for bees is also bad for us

Losing our pollinators would have huge implications for human health. New evidence shows how important the ban on neonicotinoids is for protecting our bees.

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Neonics: What is bad for bees is also bad for us

Losing our pollinators would have huge implications for human health. New evidence shows how important the ban on neonicotinoids is for protecting our bees.

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Environmental accounts are a means, not an end

Environmental accounts tell us trees are worth 30 times more as forests than as timber. We should protect those standing, and reforest our landscape.

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Environmental accounts are a means, not an end

Environmental accounts tell us trees are worth 30 times more as forests than as timber. We should protect those standing, and reforest our landscape.

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Seafood businesses need to talk about sustainability – together

Seafood businesses know they need to invest in sustainable seas now. Here’s why it’s important.

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Seafood businesses need to talk about sustainability – together

Seafood businesses know they need to invest in sustainable seas now. Here’s why it’s important.

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Taking to the water again – back in the office with more fish to fry

The battle for strong EU fisheries laws continues. Our Brussels fisheries lawyer on six months of progress – and where we’re going next.

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Taking to the water again – back in the office with more fish to fry

The battle for strong EU fisheries laws continues. Our Brussels fisheries lawyer on six months of progress – and where we’re going next.

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Fisheries laws need time to perform, not reform

Laws need time and proper implementation to prove they work. That’s why the EU mustn’t overhaul the Control Regulation – yet.

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Fisheries laws need time to perform, not reform

Laws need time and proper implementation to prove they work. That’s why the EU mustn’t overhaul the Control Regulation – yet.

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Brexit better for fisheries is pure fantasy

Leaving the EU is a huge risk for UK fishermen. It would threaten the fish stocks they rely on and the seas they fish in.

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Brexit better for fisheries is pure fantasy

Leaving the EU is a huge risk for UK fishermen. It would threaten the fish stocks they rely on and the seas they fish in.

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Court orders Massachusetts to do more to reduce emissions

A ruling by Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court this month has shown just how effective citizens’ lawsuits can be.

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Court orders Massachusetts to do more to reduce emissions

A ruling by Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court this month has shown just how effective citizens’ lawsuits can be.

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In Natura 2000 we trust – the fight to save an ancient Polish forest

As Poland moves to log heavily in the ancient, protected Bialowieza forest, EU nature law may be the only thing that can stop them.

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In Natura 2000 we trust – the fight to save an ancient Polish forest

As Poland moves to log heavily in the ancient, protected Bialowieza forest, EU nature law may be the only thing that can stop them.

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Don’t forget about fish on Endangered Species Day

Endangered Species Day should be about all endangered species, not just the more popular ones. So let’s talk about fish.

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Don’t forget about fish on Endangered Species Day

Endangered Species Day should be about all endangered species, not just the more popular ones. So let’s talk about fish.

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First step to victory in US climate change litigation

An American NGO has won the first battle in its fight to force the United States to avoid dangerous climate change by cutting its greenhouse gas emissions.

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First step to victory in US climate change litigation

An American NGO has won the first battle in its fight to force the United States to avoid dangerous climate change by cutting its greenhouse gas emissions.

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Strengthen EU fisheries laws to protect Arctic seas

EU fishermen have to keep EU laws in EU waters – they should keep them elsewhere, too.

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Strengthen EU fisheries laws to protect Arctic seas

EU fishermen have to keep EU laws in EU waters – they should keep them elsewhere, too.

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Scottish super-polluter mothballed: last coal power station closes

As the last coal-fired power station in Scotland is closed, we look back over its history and ask whether this really is the end of coal in Scotland.

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Scottish super-polluter mothballed: last coal power station closes

As the last coal-fired power station in Scotland is closed, we look back over its history and ask whether this really is the end of coal in Scotland.

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Let’s embrace the many values of nature in the UK’s 25 Year Plan

The UK’s preparing a 25 Year Plan for Nature. It’s time to take stock of its many values.

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Let’s embrace the many values of nature in the UK’s 25 Year Plan

The UK’s preparing a 25 Year Plan for Nature. It’s time to take stock of its many values.

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ClientEarth celebrates the International Day of Forests 2016

Monday marked the International Day of Forests 2016. So, ClientEarth moved to increase protection for them.

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ClientEarth celebrates the International Day of Forests 2016

Monday marked the International Day of Forests 2016. So, ClientEarth moved to increase protection for them.

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Changing gear – new solutions to the discard ban

Slipping through the net: how new innovations in selective fishing gear can make the EU landing obligation work for fish and fishers.

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Changing gear – new solutions to the discard ban

Slipping through the net: how new innovations in selective fishing gear can make the EU landing obligation work for fish and fishers.

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