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Can Law Save the Planet?

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Release Date: 01/22/2021

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Explored: Can law save the planet? Andrea Macdonald founder of ideaXme interviews James Thornton CEO ClientEarth to talk of how law can save the planet.

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Andrea Macdonald founder of ideaXme interviews James Thornton CEO ClientEarth to talk of how law can save the planet.

ClientEarth

ClientEarth is a non-profit international environmental law firm which employs over 200 people who work in more than 60 countries. The organisation uses 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. 

They take governments and corporations to court – and win. Moreover, force polluting industries to shut down. 

Law Protects the Planet

ClientEarth protects all living things, forests, oceans, air and vulnerable species. They empower people and NGOs with the legal rights to bring forward environmental battles of their own. Using the law means that they create real, long-lasting and embedded change. 

They work to secure a lasting civilisation, an ecological civilisation (as termed by the Chinese government) in which people and nature thrive together. 

ClientEarth lawyers work in partnership across borders, systems and sectors, ingeniously using the law to protect life on Earth.

Their work now is particularly important given that we are now in a race against time to clean up the planet. Their objective now is to ensure that governments and companies who have said that they are committed to change and to deliver a green recovery post Covid-19 actually do so.

In this interview James talks of:

His journey to founding ClientEarth.

The innovative methods he and his colleagues use to bring both governments and companies to justice.

His global work with governments and the legal profession in over 60 countries - creating law, training prosecutors and judges.

The key areas that must be addressed to fight climate change, pollution and loss of biodiversity and save our planet.

The people who have helped him create ClientEarth and move his human story forward, including his rich relationship with his husband Martin Goodman with whom he co-authored the book: Client Earth.

He informs us of David Gilmour's generosity in donating £21 million to ClientEarth.

For the full transcript please visit: www.radioideaxme.com.

Visit ClientEarth: https://www.clientearth.org

Donate: https://www.clientearth.org/join-us/make-a-donation/

Buy the book: https://www.waterstones.com/book/client-earth/james-thornton/martin-goodman/9781911344810

Follow on ClientEarth on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ClientEarth?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

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