ClientEarth

Key Facts

Topic Areas
Environment | Climate Change | Marine | Sustainability
Amount Awarded
£750,000
Year Awarded
2013
Region
UK Wide
Length of Award
36 months
Organisation website
www.clientearth.org

ClientEarth is an environmental NGO practising law for the public interest on a pan-European scale bringing together law, science and policy to create pragmatic solutions to key environmental challenges. ClientEarth lawyers undertake detailed research to identify key leverage points where their legal and scientific expertise will be most effective, for example ensuring that environmental and social factors are considered alongside shareholder value under the Companies Act, that the actions and decisions of the European Investment Bank are open to public scrutiny, and that the UK government fulfils its obligations on air quality.

ClientEarth believes the law can be a powerful driver of positive social change. It works to ensure that good environmental laws are enforced and that poor ones are challenged.

We awarded ClientEarth a grant of £750,000 over three years towards core costs. This grant fits our environment priorities under countering the effects of damaging human activities, and our aims as work which catalyses system change.