We are an environmental charity with a unique approach.

We wield the power of the law to bring about end-to-end systemic change: informing, implementing and enforcing the law, drafting and advising decision-makers on policy, building legal expertise, and ensuring citizens’ access to the laws that defend them.

We believe the law is the most effective lever for climate action. The environmental crisis is too big to be addressed bottom-up. We believe that to deliver change at the rate at which it is needed, there needs to be industry transformation and governments have to be held to account. And to do this you need the law.

Why the law matters 

Once something becomes law, it becomes enforceable. Shortly afterwards, it becomes common sense. Today we need the law to face our greatest test.

Watch our video to discover what the law can do.

Law is a powerful tool that can fundamentally change the way we live in the world. We see our work as pivotal to our shared future.
James Thornton, President and Founder
James Thornton, ClientEarth founder