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13 April 2024 The ECHR has ruled in three cases on climate change

On April 9, 2024, the European Court of Human Rights (hereinafter referred to as the ECHR) ruled in three cases directly related to climate change. This day will definitely go down in the history of both the climate movement and the human rights movement. In view of the importance and a kind of precedent nature…

24 March 2024 Today, March 24, the EPL celebrates the 30th anniversary of the foundation of the organization!

Our organization was founded on March 24, 1994 as “Ekopravo – Lviv” Charitable Foundation. Later, we transformed into International Charitable Organization “Environment-People-Law” and became EPL. Our goal is to protect the environment and the rights of citizens to a safe environment in Ukraine using law tools. At the beginning of our activity, we had three…

28 February 2024 The resolution on environmental assistance and recovery in areas affected by armed conflict adopted by UNEP

  The sixth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-6) took place from 26 February to 1 March 2024 at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. On 24 February 2024, on the 2nd anniversary of the launch of the full-scale Russian aggression against Ukraine, the preliminary consultations with civil society…

27 February 2024 Environmental impact assessment is a hot topic not only in Ukraine

  The second day of the Annual Meeting of the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide that is currently taking place in the USA was devoted to environmental impact assessment (EIA). Although the event brought together legal practitioners and scientists from nearly fifty countries across the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe, the quality of environmental impact…

26 February 2024 The world largest forum of environmental lawyers has started its work

The Annual Meeting of the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide has begun. The Alliance brings together public interest lawyers from 70 countries that are the most talented environmental lawyers–practitioners, environmental lawyers–scientists, scientists in the area of environmental protection who have chosen nature conservation, protection of human rights to clean water and clean air as their life’s…

16 February 2024 Launch of the Specialized Tribunal: information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice

  EPL welcomes the initiatives of the state of Ukraine represented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (hereinafter – the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine (hereinafter – the Ministry of Justice), which are aimed at launching a special ad hoc tribunal against Russia in the context of…

1 February 2024 The reform of state environmental control as a prerequisite for Ukraine’s green recovery

EPL representatives took part in the international forum “United for Nature. Agenda for Ukraine” organized by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine. In times of war, when Ukraine is going through the most difficult trials, we must not forget that environmental security is part of national security that our military fight…

4 January 2024 Report on the growing number of climate court cases

  The total number of climate change court cases has more than doubled since 2017 and is growing worldwide. hese findings, published today by the UN Environment Program  (UNEP) and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University. The report, Global Climate Litigation Report: 2023 Status Review, is based on a review of cases focused on climate…

2 January 2024 Fighting greenwashing: progress reports published

  The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs), which bring together the European Banking Authority, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority and the European Securities and Markets Authority, have published progress reports on the investigation of greenwashing in the financial services sector (hereinafter – progress reports). These reports are aimed at combating the practice of greenwashing,…

29 December 2023 US Supreme Court decisions that undermine environmental standards

Recent decisions by the overwhelmingly conservative majority in the US Supreme Court in the area of environmental law signal about a danger to environmental protection. Several recent decisions reflect the attitude of the modern US Supreme Court to environmental legislation. In “West Virginia v. EPA” case adopted in June 2022, the US Supreme Court canceled…

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