James Thornton is the founding CEO of ClientEarth, a not-for-profit environmental-law organisation with offices in London, Brussels, and Warsaw. Having fought environmental cases in the US, he helped change European law, making it easier to sue of environmental damage.

Formerly a Wall Street lawyer, I now lead one of Europe’s most powerful environmental organisations. He is a member of the bars of New York, California, and the Supreme Court of the United States. James Thornton is one of the world’s leading experts on climate change litigation. ClientEarth is an environmental law charity , with offices in London, Brussels, Warsaw, Berlin, and Beijing. James Thornton is an environmental lawyer and writer. James Thornton, Founder & Chief Executive, ClientEarth Please give us some background information on yourself and how your organisation plays a leading role in the climate risk agenda? The New Statesman named him one of 10 people who could change the world.

Client Earth book. It demonstrates in an approachable style how setting and enforcing law, that is appropriate to the context of a particular country and environmental challenge, can empower every one of us to make change happen. The Lawyer picked him as one of the top 100 lawyers in the UK, and BusinessGreen selected him as Leader of the Year for 2014.

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In addition to telling the story of Client Earth and James Thornton, this book was the perfect antidote to the currently gloomy times. James Thornton, the head of ClientEarth, is now the highest paid green charity boss in Britain with his pay outstripping the heads of Greenpeace, WWF and Friends of the Earth. The New Statesman named James as one of ten people who could change the world. When asked about his own most inspiring moments, Thornton … Brian Eno and ClientEarth’s James Thornton talk about law and the environment. James Thornton, founder and CEO of ClientEarth, has joined David Attenborough and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a list of the World’s Most Influential People in Climate Policy..

He is a member of the bars of New York, California, and the Supreme Court of the United States. It was founded in 2008 by James Thornton.As lawyers and environmental experts, they use the law to hold governments and other companies to account over climate change, nature loss and pollution . Formerly a Wall Street lawyer, I now lead one of Europe’s most powerful environmental organisations.