Green Party NI leader Clare Bailey MLA has laid a new Climate Change Bill, submitted to the Northern Ireland Assembly.
Published 22 October 2020
Government plans to make Ireland "climate neutral by 2050" are set to be enshrined in law under a new bill published today.
Published 8 October 2020
Arthur Cox has become the first Irish law firm to join the Sustainable Recruitment Alliance (SRA), a group of companies committed to a more eco-friendly approach to talent recruitment.
Published 22 September 2020
A group of six children and young adults from Portugal are taking 33 countries, including the United Kingdom, to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) over the current climate change crisis.
Published 3 September 2020
Dr Thomas Muinzer of Aberdeen Law School in Scotland comments on the Supreme Court's recent squashing of the government's climate change plan.
Published 13 August 2020
The Supreme Court has quashed the Government’s National Mitigation Plan to meet the National Transition Objective (NTO) in combating climate change on the grounds that it is “excessively vague and aspirational”.
Published 4 August 2020
The government's statutory plan for tackling climate change has been quashed by the Supreme Court following a challenge from Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE).
Published 31 July 2020
The International Bar Association (IBA) has published a model statute aimed at helping citizens launch legal challenges against governments for failing to take action over climate change.
Published 19 February 2020
Environmentalists at Yale Law School have joined peers at Harvard Law School in a campaign targeting recruitment events for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP until the international law firm drops ExxonMobil as a client.
Published 7 February 2020
Law firms Leman Solicitors and Mason Hayes & Curran (MHC) have been named as finalists at the Green Awards 2020.
Published 9 January 2020
The Government's commitment to achieve a net zero carbon footprint by 2050 will be enshrined in new legislation.
Published 13 December 2019
The Metropolitan Police unlawfully banned London protests by environmental movement Extinction Rebellion last month, the High Court in London has ruled.
Published 7 November 2019
Suryapratim Roy, associate professor at TCD School of Law, considers climate change within the context of human rights law.
Published 16 October 2019
A new group of women lawyers is reaching out to environmental NGOs to find out how they can best contribute their legal experience to the fight against climate change.
Published 2 October 2019
High Court: Environmental activists successfully challenge the validity of peat extraction legislation
An environmental activist network has been granted an order setting aside secondary legislation which amended the regulation of large-scale peat extraction.
Published 24 September 2019