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Lawyer (Clean Air team)

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location England (London & Greater) - UK
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 22/11/2015
Company Name ClientEarth
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Directory Entry : Environmental Jobs with ClientEarth. We work to protect the environment through advocacy, litigation and research. We use the best scientific and policy analysis when choosing strategic directions. Our legal action, whether in advocacy or in cases before courts and administrative bodies, is built on solid law and science.
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Lawyer - Clean Air team, Climate Litigation Programme - London.  This exciting and challenging role is designed for a lawyer to make a key contribution to developing and delivering our clean air work.  The focus of the role will be to utilise EU air pollution law in order to protect human health, the environment and the climate. This will involve both implementation and enforcement of existing EU air pollution legislation together with work on the development of new EU air pollution directives which are currently being negotiated in Brussels. The work will build on ClientEarth’s existing air pollution work, including our ongoing judicial review case against the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

The successful candidate will be required to analyse the relevant legal, policy, and political terrain and identify opportunities for developing and implementing strategic legal interventions to uphold the right to clean air in the UK and other EU member states.

The role is based in ClientEarth’s London office.


The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record in law and will be ready to contribute to strategic legal thinking, advocacy and creative problem solving in a public interest law setting. You will also have a demonstrated track record in litigation and ideally an understanding of EU environmental law. More generally, you will be a strategic thinker, able to apply legal skills creatively, and an excellent communicator, comfortable in conveying complex ideas to a wide variety of audiences.   You are also committed to environmental issues and social justice


ClientEarth is a public interest environmental law group founded in 2007. ClientEarth brings together law, science and policy to create practical solutions to key environmental challenges. Working in partnership with civil society and policy-makers, ClientEarth is committed to securing the rights of citizens and civil society to participation, information and justice in environmental matters. In Europe and beyond, ClientEarth’s 80 strong staff includes legal experts qualified in more than ten jurisdictions based in offices in London, Brussels and Warsaw and with lawyers in Ghana, Gabon and Congo Brazzaville. Our programmes cover environmental justice, biodiversity, climate and forests, climate and energy, and health and environment.



For more information about this vacancy and for instructions on how to apply please visit our website - http://www.clientearth.org/opportunities/jobs/


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