James Thornton
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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’.

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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.

On...

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