Chocolate banoffee layered cake

Multi-layered and seriously tasty – Clara’s chocolate, banana and butterscotch cake

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Chocolate banoffee layered cake

Multi-layered and seriously tasty – Clara’s chocolate, banana and butterscotch cake

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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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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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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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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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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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Air pollution vote could save thousands of lives

Members of the European Parliament voted this week on a new air pollution law which could save thousands of lives

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Air pollution vote could save thousands of lives

Members of the European Parliament voted this week on a new air pollution law which could save thousands of lives

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Why pension fund trustees must consider climate risk

Climate change represents a material risk to pension funds and must be taken into account when investment decisions are made.

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Why pension fund trustees must consider climate risk

Climate change represents a material risk to pension funds and must be taken into account when investment decisions are made.

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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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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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Help us protect European wildlife

Are you someone who works with or is passionate about wildlife? We want to hear from you.

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Help us protect European wildlife

Are you someone who works with or is passionate about wildlife? We want to hear from you.

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One step closer to forest benefit sharing in Gabon

Find out how the people we work with in Gabon are pushing for forest benefits to be shared equally.

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One step closer to forest benefit sharing in Gabon

Find out how the people we work with in Gabon are pushing for forest benefits to be shared equally.

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Dutch government in court over climate change – 10 things to know about the Urgenda case

What is the case, who will win, and other questions answered.

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Dutch government in court over climate change – 10 things to know about the Urgenda case

What is the case, who will win, and other questions answered.

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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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TTIP: the eighth round

Last week (February 2nd – 6th) the eighth round of TTIP negotiations took place in Brussels.

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TTIP: the eighth round

Last week (February 2nd – 6th) the eighth round of TTIP negotiations took place in Brussels.

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London ultra-low emission zone would be a world-first – more ambition is needed

Londoners could breathe more easily if London introduces a world-first ultra-low emission zone.

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London ultra-low emission zone would be a world-first – more ambition is needed

Londoners could breathe more easily if London introduces a world-first ultra-low emission zone.

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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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Gabonese civil society on the new Sustainable Development Law

Find out what Gabonese civil society thinks about a new sustainable development law, and what they’ve been doing to improve it.

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Gabonese civil society on the new Sustainable Development Law

Find out what Gabonese civil society thinks about a new sustainable development law, and what they’ve been doing to improve it.

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Civil society gets involved: My experience of the Congolese Forest Code review

Congolese civil society is working to protect forests and the people that depend on them. Legal assistant and working party group member Ines Mvoukani describes her experience.

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Civil society gets involved: My experience of the Congolese Forest Code review

Congolese civil society is working to protect forests and the people that depend on them. Legal assistant and working party group member Ines Mvoukani describes her experience.

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Marshall Islander’s climate change speech moves UN to tears

Watch what happened when Marshall Islander Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner talked to the UN about climate change.

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Marshall Islander’s climate change speech moves UN to tears

Watch what happened when Marshall Islander Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner talked to the UN about climate change.

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What is effective community forest management?

Can forest community management help protect people’s livelihoods and the planet?

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What is effective community forest management?

Can forest community management help protect people’s livelihoods and the planet?

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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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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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5 things you didn’t know about land grabbing – “The Global Land Grab: Beyond the hype” – book review

I work with a team of lawyers busy improving forest governance by strengthening human rights. For that reason, the title of this book alone – “The global land grab” – was very appealing from the outset.

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5 things you didn’t know about land grabbing – “The Global Land Grab: Beyond the hype” – book review

I work with a team of lawyers busy improving forest governance by strengthening human rights. For that reason, the title of this book alone – “The global land grab” – was very appealing from the outset.

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