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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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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Fishing limits: when politics and science don’t match up

ClientEarth’s fisheries team has embarked on an important but challenging journey: assessing if the fishing limits for the North East Atlantic Ocean in 2016 stick to what EU scientists have advised as sustainable.

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Fishing limits: when politics and science don’t match up

ClientEarth’s fisheries team has embarked on an important but challenging journey: assessing if the fishing limits for the North East Atlantic Ocean in 2016 stick to what EU scientists have advised as sustainable.

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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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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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Last chance to make sure Trade Secrets Directive protects people and planet

Brussels has a final chance to protect our health and environment by improving the Trade Secrets Directive.

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Last chance to make sure Trade Secrets Directive protects people and planet

Brussels has a final chance to protect our health and environment by improving the Trade Secrets Directive.

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Trade Secrets Directive blocks information on health and the environment

People and the environment are at risk from a draft law which lets business keep information on emissions and health impacts secret.

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Trade Secrets Directive blocks information on health and the environment

People and the environment are at risk from a draft law which lets business keep information on emissions and health impacts secret.

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Keeping a finger on the pulse (trawl)

In a recent article, “We should be outraged by Europe slaughtering sea life in the name of ‘science’”, George Monbiot examined the increased use of pulse trawling in EU waters.

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Keeping a finger on the pulse (trawl)

In a recent article, “We should be outraged by Europe slaughtering sea life in the name of ‘science’”, George Monbiot examined the increased use of pulse trawling in EU waters.

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Transatlantic trade negotiations – a step forward in transparency?

Transparency has been a major issue in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations. This week, there have been two major developments. Find out more…

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Transatlantic trade negotiations – a step forward in transparency?

Transparency has been a major issue in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations. This week, there have been two major developments. Find out more…

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Access to justice in environmental cases – will UK government do the right thing?

Access to environmental justice in the UK is at risk. The government needs to take action to ensure bringing cases isn’t prohibitively expensive.

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Access to justice in environmental cases – will UK government do the right thing?

Access to environmental justice in the UK is at risk. The government needs to take action to ensure bringing cases isn’t prohibitively expensive.

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How I became a “pocket lawyer” to protect forests in Ghana – by Elvis Kuudaar

Ghanaian activist Elvis describes how legal empowerment helps him protect forests and wildlife.

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How I became a “pocket lawyer” to protect forests in Ghana – by Elvis Kuudaar

Ghanaian activist Elvis describes how legal empowerment helps him protect forests and wildlife.

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Environmental justice at risk as Westminster debates controversial bill

Environmental justice in the UK is at a critical crossroads, as the House of Lords is currently debating the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill. Whether it complies with the Aarhus Convention – a UN convention which protects access to justice in environmental cases – is crucial.

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Environmental justice at risk as Westminster debates controversial bill

Environmental justice in the UK is at a critical crossroads, as the House of Lords is currently debating the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill. Whether it complies with the Aarhus Convention – a UN convention which protects access to justice in environmental cases – is crucial.

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Can the London Stock Exchange help stop climate change?

Last month, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) joined the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative. Will it help fight climate change?

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Can the London Stock Exchange help stop climate change?

Last month, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) joined the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative. Will it help fight climate change?

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Business can’t ignore climate change risks

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have released of the latest installment of their report, which shows business can no longer ignore the risks of climate change in their reporting and decision making.

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Business can’t ignore climate change risks

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have released of the latest installment of their report, which shows business can no longer ignore the risks of climate change in their reporting and decision making.

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Chemicals, transatlantic trade and setting the record straight

Two weeks ago, at the start of the fourth round of “trade” negotiations between the EU and the US, the Center for International Environmental Law and ClientEarth issued a detailed critique of a document by the two main chemical industry lobbies.

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Chemicals, transatlantic trade and setting the record straight

Two weeks ago, at the start of the fourth round of “trade” negotiations between the EU and the US, the Center for International Environmental Law and ClientEarth issued a detailed critique of a document by the two main chemical industry lobbies.

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Keep toxic chemicals out of transatlantic trade deal

What do current transatlantic trade negotiations mean for the environment?

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Keep toxic chemicals out of transatlantic trade deal

What do current transatlantic trade negotiations mean for the environment?

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A strong seat at the table

We are delighted to invite you to the launch of a new guide helping African organisations to engage in land tenure reform.

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A strong seat at the table

We are delighted to invite you to the launch of a new guide helping African organisations to engage in land tenure reform.

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Does the EU import legal timber from Russia?

Trade in illegal timber from Western Russia to the EU is substantial but not well known. Find out why ClientEarth went to Moscow.

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Does the EU import legal timber from Russia?

Trade in illegal timber from Western Russia to the EU is substantial but not well known. Find out why ClientEarth went to Moscow.

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Tiny nanos cause big delays in Brussels

Nanomaterials are 100,000 times smaller than a human hair, so why are they causing big problems in Brussels?

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Tiny nanos cause big delays in Brussels

Nanomaterials are 100,000 times smaller than a human hair, so why are they causing big problems in Brussels?

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My guide to DEFRA’s guide to UK Air Pollution Information Resources

Air pollution information – is government giving us all the facts?

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My guide to DEFRA’s guide to UK Air Pollution Information Resources

Air pollution information – is government giving us all the facts?

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Biomess – bioenergy expert Giuseppe talks to Climate Radio

Bioenergy expert Giuseppe talks to Climate Radio about biomass and ClientEarth’s recent case against the Commission.

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Biomess – bioenergy expert Giuseppe talks to Climate Radio

Bioenergy expert Giuseppe talks to Climate Radio about biomass and ClientEarth’s recent case against the Commission.

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Law beats politics in fight for the Energy Efficiency Directive

Attempts to weaken the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) have been blocked by a Commission decision which matches ClientEarth’s legal analysis.

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Law beats politics in fight for the Energy Efficiency Directive

Attempts to weaken the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) have been blocked by a Commission decision which matches ClientEarth’s legal analysis.

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