EUTR News - March 2019 to March 2020

EUTR NEWS - MARCH 2019 TO MARCH 2020

This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU's law to address illegal logging, the EU Timber Regulation...

COVID-19: CLIENTEARTH EUROPE OFFICES CLOSED

At ClientEarth we understand that this is a troubling time. COVID-19 is impacting all of us and we hope that you are looking after...

 
 
 

WE'RE TAKING ACTION AS PUBLIC MONEY USED TO EVICT PEOPLE FOR COAL IN ROMANIA

Our lawyers and Bankwatch Romania have submitted a complaint to the European Commission after learning that the Romanian government...

TWO BIGGEST RECIPIENTS OF EU FISHERIES FUND MISUSED EU TAX PAYER MONEY, REPORT FINDS

In a recent report, we found that France and Spain have so far failed to use the EU Maritime and Fisheries Fund in conservation efforts...

 
 
 

EDUCATING THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS TO BE GUARDIANS OF THE PLANET

How can you save the planet from your sofa or school? We have collaborated with Clive Gifford and Jonathan Woodward to create a new...

ACCESS TO JUSTICE UPDATE FROM CLIENTEARTH AND JUSTICE AND ENVIRONMENT

Our news European Commission takes first step to amend the Aarhus Regulation Following a 12 year battle initiated by ClientEarth ,...

 
 
 

BARCLAYS' DIRECTORS HAVE LEGAL DUTIES TO ACT ON CLIMATE

As Barclays prepares to decide if it will support a major climate resolution tabled by shareholders, we are reminding board members...

TWO RECENT JUDGMENTS IN HUNGARY CLARIFY THE ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITY REGIME

In the last months of 2019, two judgments were made by Hungarian courts that clarify certain aspects of environmental liability and...

 
 
 

OF MUNICH'S AIR AND PRISONS: NEW COURT OF JUSTICE RULING ON EFFECTIVE REMEDIES

C-752/18 - Deutsche Umwelthilfe Shortly before Christmas, the Court of Justice rendered judgement on a preliminary reference from the...

EU-WIDE CONFERENCE ON ACCESS TO JUSTICE IN ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS - 13 MAY 2020

EU environmental law, despite being one of the most comprehensive in the world, is still not properly implemented and enforced. As...

 
 
 

TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS WIN KEY ASK AFTER CLIMATE COMPLAINT

The Australian government has promised $25 million in climate adaptation spending for the Torres Strait - a key ask of a group of eight...

ADVOCATE GENERAL OPINION SUGGESTS RESTRICTING MEMBER STATE DISCRETION TO SET STANDING CRITERIA FOR INDIVIDUALS

Advocate General Hogan: Case C-535/18 IL and others v Land Nordrhein-Westfalen ECLI:EU:C:2019:957 This opinion from Advocate General...

 
 
 

THE END OF POLAND'S LAST NEW COAL PLANT?

Major Polish energy firms Enea and Energa have announced they will suspend funding to, and construction of, the country's last planned...

BP PULLS ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN JUST MONTHS AFTER OUR LEGAL COMPLAINT

During BP's net-zero announcement this week, new CEO Bernard Looney announced that BP will “stop corporate reputation advertising”...

 
 
 

CLIENTEARTH CEO JAMES THORNTON TO TRANSITION INTO ROLE OF PRESIDENT & FOUNDER

ClientEarth 's Board has announced that James Thornton, the organisation's founding-CEO, will transition into the role of President...

THE ENVIRONMENT BILL: ANOTHER MISSED OPPORTUNITY FOR CLEAN AIR

Since the Environment Bill was first announced in December 2018, we've been pressuring the government to create stricter legislation...

 
 
 

DRAX LEGAL CASE: WE'RE TAKING THE UK GOVERNMENT TO COURT OVER EUROPE'S LARGEST GAS PLANT

We've launched a High Court challenge against the UK government for its decision to approve plans for Europe's largest gas plant. The...

THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF BREXIT

Following the passing of the Withdrawal Agreement Act, Brexit is set to go ahead on Friday 31st January and the UK will begin the process...

 
 
 

WE'RE TAKING THE UK GOVERNMENT TO COURT OVER EUROPE'S LARGEST GAS PLANT

We've launched a High Court challenge against the UK government for its decision to approve plans for Europe's largest gas plant. The...

ACCESS TO JUSTICE UPDATE FROM CLIENTEARTH AND JUSTICE&ENVIRONMENT DECEMBER 2019

Our analysis Access to justice references in the Green New Deal On 11th December, the European Commission adopted a communication which...

 
 
 



Pregnant prisoners could be released from jail ‘within days' to protect...

Pregnant prisoners could be released from jail ‘within days' to protect unborn children from coronavirus

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Donna Air tests positive for coronavirus as she reveals kind gesture

Donna Air tests positive for coronavirus as she reveals kind gesture

Donna Air has announced that she has tested positive for COVID-19. The actress shared the... Read more ...

Boy, 13, ‘youngest person to die from coronavirus in UK'

Boy, 13, ‘youngest person to die from coronavirus in UK'

A 13-year-old schoolboy from London has reportedly become the UK's youngest person to die after testing positive for Covid-19. Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, from Brixton, is said... Read more ...

Prince Harry bombshell: HUGE hint Harry could still return to Royal Family...

Prince Harry bombshell: HUGE hint Harry could still return to Royal Family after Megxit

PRINCE HARRY and Meghan Markle have made their wish to quit as senior royals crystal clear. However, one royal commentator has flagged a way Harry could return to royal life... Read more ...

Man Utd boss Solskjaer lifts lid on team WhatsApp chats and sends heartfelt...

Man Utd boss Solskjaer lifts lid on team WhatsApp chats and sends heartfelt message to NHS

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has opened up on what he is up to during the coronavirus crisis. Read more ...

BBC News's George Alagiah says having cancer equipped him to fight...

BBC News's George Alagiah says having cancer equipped him to fight coronavirus as he tests positive

George Alagiah says fighting cancer equipped him for the challenges of having coronavirus BBC News presenter George Alagiah has tested positive for coronavirus , but has... Read more ...

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend takes 25 per cent pay cut

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend takes 25 per cent pay cut

Townsend and Murrayfield chief Mark Dodson have agreed to salary deferments as the Scottish Rugby Union accepts the coronavirus shutdown is likely to have major consequences. Read more ...

Vanarama National League suspended indefinitely amid coronavirus pandemic

Vanarama National League suspended indefinitely amid coronavirus pandemic

The National League, National League North and National League South competitions have been suspended indefinitely after a meeting of the National League board Read more ...

British Soap Awards 2020 CANCELLED due to coronavirus pandemic

British Soap Awards 2020 CANCELLED due to coronavirus pandemic

The British Soap Awards 2020 has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Read more ...

US gas prices fall below $2 per gallon for the first time in 4 years amid...

US gas prices fall below $2 per gallon for the first time in 4 years amid COVID-19 outbreak, crude price war

The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline dropped to $1.99, a four-year low, according to an AAA report released Tuesday . Prices have been dragged down by the... Read more ...