Tim Crosland files appeal with European Court of Human Rights

Tim Crosland has filed an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg alleging that his conviction for contempt of court before the Supreme Court, arising out...


NOTICE FOR PRESS The Supreme Court is asking that members of the press wanting to attend Tim Crosland’s trial on Monday, 10 May, contact the court press office in...


Today, 1 May 2021, marking two years since Parliament declared a climate emergency, three young people, Adetola Onamade, 24, Marina Tricks, 20 and Jerry Amokwandoh, 22, working with the...

Tim Crosland sends his submissions to the Supreme Court

“If the Court … understood the harm its judgment had caused, it would be more concerned with mitigating that harm than with punishing and repressing the steps taken to...

International experts hit back at “profound harm” of Supreme Court Heathrow judgement

In an extraordinary intervention, more than 130 leading international experts, including Sir David King, the Government’s former Chief Scientific Adviser, Dr James E. Hansen, the ex-NASA scientists and “godfather...

Government applies to send Plan B Director to prison

Today, 12 February, the Government launched proceedings to commit Tim Crosland, Director of Plan B to prison, for breaching the Supreme Court’s embargo on the Heathrow Judgement. If convicted...

Gov denies it is responsible for “treasonous betrayal”

Plan B can now publish the Government’s response to our pre-action letter, written together with three young co-claimants, concerning its failure to take practical and effective measures in response...

Gov responds to our letter before action

We’ve received the Gov’s response to our pre-action letter. In summary they’re saying: They’re not doing nothing to tackle the #ClimateEmergency  We have no right to challenge the adequacy...

Supreme Court betrays young and Global South

Today, 16 December, the Supreme Court has betrayed all young people and the Global South, with a treasonous judgement, that overrules the Court of Appeal’s decision that the expansion...

Young People and Plan B launch new Legal Claim

Today, 12 December, the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement, Plan B together with three young people, and in collaboration with the Stop the Maangamizi campaign, has begun a...

Government responds to Plan B’s letter before action

The Treasury has defended its decision to ignore the Paris Agreement in its bailouts for polluters such as RyanAir, Easyjet and Rolls Royce, claiming it was under no legal...

Plan B heading for Court over Government’s Covid Recovery Programme

Today, 21 July, the climate litigation charity, Plan B, took a decisive step towards legal action, serving the Government with a Pre-Action Protocol letter over its failure to consider...

Plan B writes Letter before Action over New Deal for Polluters

We’ve just sent Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak, Michael Gove and Andrew Bailey a letter threatening legal action over their “new deal” for polluters, for which they have no democratic mandate....

Supreme Court to review Heathrow Judgment

The Supreme Court has granted Heathrow Airport Ltd and Arora Holdings Ltd permission to appeal the judgment of the Court of Appeal. Tim Crosland, Director of Plan B.Earth, said:...

Bell Tolls on Carbon Economy asCourt of Appeal rules Heathrow Expansion Plans “unlawful”

In a ground-breaking moment, the Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of Plan B’s claim, that the Government’s plans to expand Heathrow Airport were unlawful because they failed...

Heathrow Judgement Day to be Live-Streamed

In view of the exceptional public interest in the outcome of the Heathrow proceedings, which will decided whether Chris Grayling, the sacked Minister of Transport, was right in failing...

BREAKING: Heathrow judgment imminent

The Court of Appeal will “hand down” its judgement on Heathrow Airport expansion at the Royal Courts of Justice on Thursday, 27 February

Court of Appeal hearing: 17 October

Tomorrow, 17 October (“World Poverty Day”), the Court of Appeal will begin hearing the legal challenges to Heathrow expansion. Plan B’s and Friends of the Earth’s claims, focussed on...

Plan B files skeleton argument for Court of Appeal

Today Plan B filed a further skeleton argument in response to the Government ahead of the Court of Appeal hearing on 17th and 18th October: Reply skeleton argument “More...

Heathrow Appeal to be live-streamed

Plan B’s campaign to have the Heathrow proceedings live-streamed, supported by more than 1,500 people, did not succeed before the Divisional Court. But it seems it had an impact....

Court orders full hearing of Heathrow appeal

Today the Court of Appeal has ordered a full hearing of the appeals against Heathrow expansion, including Plan B’s legal claim. Lord Justice Lindblom stated: “The importance of the...

Government tells Plan B it may review Heathrow plans

A senior civil servant at the Department of Transport has written to Plan B to say the Government may now review plans to expand Heathrow Airport. Following Parliament’s recognition...

Plan B file appeal on Heathrow judgement

Today Plan B filed an appeal against the Heathrow judgement. You can read our skeleton argument here: Court of Appeal, Skeleton Argument  

Plan B requests formal review of Heathrow plans

Plan B has today written to the Government requesting that it review its plans to expand Heathrow Airport in light of: Parliament’s recognition yesterday of the existence of a...

High Court backs Heathrow Expansion

Today, 1 May, the High Court dismissed all the legal challenges to the Government’s plans to expand Heathrow Airport, including the claims brought by Friends of the Earth and...

#NoToHeathrow trial over, “judgement reserved”

After a 7 day hearing, the #NoToHeathrow finally finished yesterday The court “reserved judgement” on all the cases, which means they’ve got some thinking to do and we don’t yet...

Heathrow trial underway

We’re now into the second week of “Heathrow on trial”. We’ll be making our final submissions just before lunch on Tuesday 19 March, Court 76, Royal Courts of Justice....

Plan B files submissions on why Heathrow plans must be “quashed”

Yesterday, Plan B filed with the High Court its submissions on why, in the event its claim, is successful, plans to expand Heathrow must be quashed. You can read...

Plan B files skeleton argument on Heathrow expansion

Plan B has filed its skeleton argument against Heathrow expansion, which will form the basis of its submissions at trial. The essence of its argument is simple. Chris Grayling,...

Court of Appeal refuses appeal on 2050 Target case

Sadly, the Court of Appeal has rejected our appeal to have our case heard on the 2050 Target. That’s now the end of the road for the appeal process....

Plan B Replies to Government’s Defence of Heathrow Expansion

On Friday, 21 December, Plan B filed with the High Court its Reply to the Government’s defence of its Heathrow plans. The Government argues that “[Plan B] is wrong...

Top doctors back legal action against Government on carbon emissions

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Leading doctors back legal action to force UK government to cut carbon emissions

British Medical Journal Article available here

Climate Change Concerns Prompt Court to Block Vienna Airport Expansion

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Judge allows youth constitutional climate rights case to move forward against state of WA and Gov. Inslee

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Victory for America’s Youth – Constitutional Climate Lawsuit against U.S. to Proceed

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Swiss Grannies launch legal challenge to demand stronger climate action

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First #ExxonKnew lawsuit filed against specific company facility

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China punishes officials over sewage in first environmental case of its kind

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Youth Win Climate Case Against Massachusetts in State’s High Court

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Youths Secure Second Win In Washington State Climate Lawsuit

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Judge Denies Motions by Fossil Fuel Industry and Federal Government in Landmark Climate Change Case

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Seven-Year-Old Pakistani Latest To Sue Government Over Climate Inaction

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Philippines takes up complaint of human rights violations by oil firms

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A Peruvian farmer is suing an energy giant over climate change

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Farmer sues Pakistan’s government to demand action on climate change

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Law graduate sues Government over emissions targets

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Dutch government ordered to cut carbon emissions in landmark ruling

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