Regional workshop in Brazzaville: Looking back to go forwards

We went to Brazzaville to talk about our project on forest governance with partners from Gabon, Ghana and the Republic of Congo – find out what happened.

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Regional workshop in Brazzaville: Looking back to go forwards

We went to Brazzaville to talk about our project on forest governance with partners from Gabon, Ghana and the Republic of Congo – find out what happened.

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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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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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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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Biodiversity offsetting in disguise? UK launches new consultation

It’s become increasingly obvious that not enough is being done to protect our biodiversity. We question the UK’s latest proposals to address it

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Biodiversity offsetting in disguise? UK launches new consultation

It’s become increasingly obvious that not enough is being done to protect our biodiversity. We question the UK’s latest proposals to address it

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Staying in the EU is best for UK nature and climate

If you want to take care of animals, plants, people, and the whole of the environment, stay in the EU. It really is that simple.

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Staying in the EU is best for UK nature and climate

If you want to take care of animals, plants, people, and the whole of the environment, stay in the EU. It really is that simple.

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Ten ways to protect the environment in 2016

After the Road to Paris, the road ahead: here’s how ClientEarth’s putting the law to work for people and planet this year.

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Ten ways to protect the environment in 2016

After the Road to Paris, the road ahead: here’s how ClientEarth’s putting the law to work for people and planet this year.

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Trade Secrets Directive: Trilogues strike uneasy compromise

The Trade Secrets Directive is almost finalised – what does it mean for transparency in the EU?

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Trade Secrets Directive: Trilogues strike uneasy compromise

The Trade Secrets Directive is almost finalised – what does it mean for transparency in the EU?

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UK hands Europe’s wildlife an early Christmas present

16 December was a good day for Europe’s widlife. All EU Environment Ministers, including the UK’s Rory Stewart, spoke up on the importance of acting to protect biodiversity.

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UK hands Europe’s wildlife an early Christmas present

16 December was a good day for Europe’s widlife. All EU Environment Ministers, including the UK’s Rory Stewart, spoke up on the importance of acting to protect biodiversity.

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James Thornton’s induction to the Inspired by Law gallery

On Tuesday 17 November James Thornton, founding CEO of ClientEarth, was inducted into London South Bank University’s Inspired by Law gallery for his services to environmental justice.

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James Thornton’s induction to the Inspired by Law gallery

On Tuesday 17 November James Thornton, founding CEO of ClientEarth, was inducted into London South Bank University’s Inspired by Law gallery for his services to environmental justice.

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Wildlife laws work, but they don’t operate in isolation

Our wildlife laws work, but not in isolation. Experts warn that farming subsidies also affect European biodiversity.

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Wildlife laws work, but they don’t operate in isolation

Our wildlife laws work, but not in isolation. Experts warn that farming subsidies also affect European biodiversity.

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Today’s REFIT conference offers high hopes for wildlife laws

Today is a significant moment for Europe’s wildlife laws.

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Today’s REFIT conference offers high hopes for wildlife laws

Today is a significant moment for Europe’s wildlife laws.

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Is investor-state dispute settlement legal? A plea for EU judges to check

Investor-state dispute settlement lets companies take EU governments to court over laws put in place to protect people. EU judges must check whether this is legal.

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Is investor-state dispute settlement legal? A plea for EU judges to check

Investor-state dispute settlement lets companies take EU governments to court over laws put in place to protect people. EU judges must check whether this is legal.

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Poland gives a hand to nature

Poland has joined over half a million Europeans telling the Commission not to weaken Europe’s nature laws. It’s time other governments did the same.

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Poland gives a hand to nature

Poland has joined over half a million Europeans telling the Commission not to weaken Europe’s nature laws. It’s time other governments did the same.

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International Right to Know Day – casting light on shadows

International Right to Know Day is celebrated around the world on 28 September. This year ClientEarth marked the occasion the best way we know how – making the EU Ombudsman aware of key barriers to transparent law-making.

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International Right to Know Day – casting light on shadows

International Right to Know Day is celebrated around the world on 28 September. This year ClientEarth marked the occasion the best way we know how – making the EU Ombudsman aware of key barriers to transparent law-making.

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Dutch government to re-open Urgenda climate change case

The government said it would appeal the ruling, but has today raised the stakes by saying it wants to re-open the case entirely.

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Dutch government to re-open Urgenda climate change case

The government said it would appeal the ruling, but has today raised the stakes by saying it wants to re-open the case entirely.

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Meeting forest communities in the Republic of Congo

The forest code in the Republic of Congo is being revised. This summer, we met with forest communities in the north of the country to hear their opinion on what new drafts of the forest law should say. We want to ensure this opinion is reflected in new drafts.

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Meeting forest communities in the Republic of Congo

The forest code in the Republic of Congo is being revised. This summer, we met with forest communities in the north of the country to hear their opinion on what new drafts of the forest law should say. We want to ensure this opinion is reflected in new drafts.

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Trilogue meetings threaten safeguards in trade secrets law

Trilogue meetings to finalise the Trade Secrets Directive are underway, but their secretive nature means valuable amendments that safeguard people’s right to information are at risk of being dropped. Make sure you have your say on Change.org.

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Trilogue meetings threaten safeguards in trade secrets law

Trilogue meetings to finalise the Trade Secrets Directive are underway, but their secretive nature means valuable amendments that safeguard people’s right to information are at risk of being dropped. Make sure you have your say on Change.org.

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Ecosystem services: the value of conservation laws

As the public consultation for the Birds and Habitats Directives draws to a close, we take a look at ecosystem services – the work the earth does on our behalf – and how they’re valued.

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Ecosystem services: the value of conservation laws

As the public consultation for the Birds and Habitats Directives draws to a close, we take a look at ecosystem services – the work the earth does on our behalf – and how they’re valued.

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Protecting health and environment most important, EU judges find

In a landmark ruling on Thursday, the EU court decided that citizens have a right to know who is making food safety decisions and how they are made.

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Protecting health and environment most important, EU judges find

In a landmark ruling on Thursday, the EU court decided that citizens have a right to know who is making food safety decisions and how they are made.

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What next for the Trade Secrets Directive?

Changes to the Trade Secrets Directive put forward by MEPs in the the Legal Affairs Committee do not encourage transparency for companies, nor do they guarantee protection for whistleblowers.

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What next for the Trade Secrets Directive?

Changes to the Trade Secrets Directive put forward by MEPs in the the Legal Affairs Committee do not encourage transparency for companies, nor do they guarantee protection for whistleblowers.

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Nature – health, wealth and ecosystem services up for debate

Does the economic valuation of nature provide a useful tool for policymakers? Green Week starts today – the biggest conference on EU environment policy.

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Nature – health, wealth and ecosystem services up for debate

Does the economic valuation of nature provide a useful tool for policymakers? Green Week starts today – the biggest conference on EU environment policy.

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Guest blog – how do we make sea bass sustainable?

Chris Williams guest blogs for ClientEarth, urging George Eustice to vote for sustainable sea bass.

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Guest blog – how do we make sea bass sustainable?

Chris Williams guest blogs for ClientEarth, urging George Eustice to vote for sustainable sea bass.

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Forest conversion: What does the Congolese law say?

What does the law say about converting forest to other uses in Congo-Brazzaville?

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Forest conversion: What does the Congolese law say?

What does the law say about converting forest to other uses in Congo-Brazzaville?

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