Interview: Anaïs Berthier on ClientEarth’s campaign for environmental justice
European law on environmental protection is only as good as the mechanism through which it is implemented. The campaigning lawyers' organisation ClientEarth believes that mechanism is faulty. ENDS Europe recently spoke to Anaïs Berthier, who leads the group's environmental democracy programme, to discuss a decade-long battle to ensure the rights of citizens and NGOs to challenge decisions taken by the EU institutions. It began in 2008 when the newly created ClientEarth lodged a complaint over the European Union's implementation of a UN treaty designed to guarantee public access to environmental justice.