James Thornton
James Thornton is CEO of ClientEarth, the only pan-European public interest environmental law group. ClientEarth works on climate change, biodiversity protection, human health and access to justice. James’s new book is the legal thriller ‘Immediate Harm’.

Entries by James Thornton

Overfishing Threatens Our Oceans - Again

(1) Comments | Posted 1 December 2014 | (16:53)

Last year, the British public helped win a hard-fought battle to protect our oceans from overfishing. On December 3rd, their work might be unravelled. EU politicians are voting on what was supposed to be a technical detail of the new, improved fisheries law. Unfortunately, the vote risks being...

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Which Fish Can We Eat Now?

(0) Comments | Posted 16 September 2014 | (12:19)

We like eating fish so we want fish to eat. Sadly, our great oceans don't have an endless supply so we can't all eat all of the fish all of the time. Therefore, we need to ask "which fish can we eat now?"

There is no simple answer to this...

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Justice Being Done

(0) Comments | Posted 22 July 2013 | (16:36)

The Supreme Court of the UK recently issued an historic ruling, holding the government liable for air pollution, in a case brought by citizens. The historic importance of the case has several dimensions.

The first dimension is the substance. By the government's own numbers some...

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One Year to the London Olympics - Breathe it in

(1) Comments | Posted 29 July 2011 | (11:29)

It is one year until the Olympics. The race is now on to complete the Olympic park and master the logistics of ferrying more than 3 million spectators and athletes to and from events.

But time pressure isn't the only reason Londoners won't want to pause for breath.


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