Client Earth

Founding Year: 2007

Staff: 170

Budget: 9.923m

James Thornton (CEO)

A non-profit environmental law group pressing “for strong action from governments, shifting financial flows, changing markets, trade, and business practices” to protect people and the planet. Client Earth works in “partnership across borders, systems and sectors”, focusing on “changing the system – informing, implementing and enforcing the law, advising decision-makers on policy and training legal and judicial professionals.”

Work foci:

  • Climate, e.g., supporting a 23 year old who’s taken his pension fund to court over climate change;
  • Oceans, e.g., issuing a warning to the EU about overfishing;
  • Health, e.g., demanding to know why certain chemicals are included in food;
  • Forests, e.g., encouraging the EU to take action against the Polish government for breaking nature laws;
  • Energy, e.g., a court challenge to Bulgaria for skipping a pollution test at a power plant;
  • Wildlife, e.g., fighting plastics waste;
  • Rule of Law, e.g., threatening to force insurance companies to pay fines for inadequate reporting of climate risks.

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Client Earth contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals


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