What we are currently working on:

Access to Justice

  • Implementation of the Aarhus Convention in European and national law (Germany)
  • Reformation of the German Environmental Appeals Act (Umwelt-Rechtsbehelfsgesetz) to ensure compliance with international and European law
  • Rights of action for environmental associations
  • Public participation and planning processes
  • Monitoring of climate cases

Climate Movement

  • Legal trainings for climate activists
  • Right to assembly
  • Climate activism and criminal law
  • Fighting the shrinking of spaces for environmental and climate activism

International Activities

  • Advocating against SLAPPs (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation)
  • Supporting the ELAW network

Trainings & Capacity Building

  • Green Legal Lab 2023 (training program for young environmental lawyers)
  • Online and offline workshops and seminars on environmental laws
  • Cooperation with a student-led environmental law clinic
  • Cooperation with environmental associations, professional associations, and universities

Traffic, Mobility & Climate

  • Compatibility of traffic planning and road construction with climate goals
  • Public participation in traffic related planning processes
  • Implementation of the German Climate Protection Law (Klimaschutzgesetz)

Current Issues of Environmental Law

  • Legal aspects of climate protection
  • Legal requirements for safeguarding and developing green infrastructure
  • Public participation in the context of public planning for the development of the renewable energy sector
  • Rights of nature

Are your curious about our work or interested in working together to strengthen environmenatl law? Let us know!

We are particularly interested in developing and expanding our international activities. We would like to get in touch with, learn from, and to support environmental lawyers, activists, and NGOs working in the Global South.