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European Commission v. Federal Republic of Germany (C-142/16) (European Court of Justice, Second Chamber) (26 April 2017)

European Commission v. Federal Republic of Germany, Case C 142/16 (April 26, 2017)
European Court of Justice
 

German officials authorized construction of the Moorburg coal-fired power plant in the port of Hamburg along the Elbe River.  The river serves as the migratory route for fish listed in Annex II of the European Union (EU) Habitats Directive. 

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Greenpeace Nordic Ass’n and Nature and Youth v. Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Case no. 16-166674TVI-OTIR/06 (Oslo District Court) (4 January 2018)

Greenpeace Nordic Ass’n and Nature and Youth v. Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Case no. 16-166674TVI-OTIR/06 (Oslo District Court) (4 January 2018)

Greenpeace Nordic Association and Natur og Ungdom (Nature & Youth) filed a case challenging licenses for offshore oil production granted by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

In January, 2018, the Oslo District Court found Article 112 of the Norwegian Constitution creates an enforceable right to a healthy environment. The court acknowledged that this right includes the right to a healthy climate. 

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Friends of the Irish Environment CLG v. Fingal County Council [2017] IEHC 695 (Nov. 21, 2017)

Friends of the Irish Environment CLG v. Fingal County Council [2017] IEHC 695 (Nov. 21, 2017)

Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE) challenged a decision by the Fingal County Council to issue a five-year extension of its planning permission (originally issued in 2007) to the Dublin Airport Authority for the construction of a new runway.

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European Commission v. Kingdom of Spain

European Commission v. Kingdom of Spain, ECJ C-404/09 (2011) (European Court of Justice)
November 24, 2011

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ClientEarth v. European Food Safety Authority

ClientEarth v. European Food Safety Authority & European Commission, Case C‑615/13 P
European Court of Justice

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A.F. Akpan v. Royal Dutch Shell, plc

A.F. Akpan v. Royal Dutch Shell, plc
E. Dooh v. Royal Dutch Shell, plc
F.A. Oguru v. Royal Dutch Shell plc

Court of Appeal of the Hague (December 18, 2015)

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