Tuesday 24 July 2012
Interview with ClientEarth CEO James Thornton
James Thornton, CEO of public interest environmental law organisation ClientEarth, on environment and the law.
James Thornton discusses the US case Environmental Protection Agency v the Coalition for Responsible Regulation on regulating greenhouse gases; challenges for public interest lawyers in the Green movement; fracking/shale gas v coal power stations; Rio +20 and more. (23:57)
Topics and timings
01:04 US case of Environmental Protection Agency v Coalition for Responsible Regulation on regulating greenhouse gases
03:38 'How did ClientEarth come about?'
05:10 'What specific needs does Client Earth address?'
07:48 The challenges environmental lawyers face in seeking justice
09:46 'How does the Earth pay fees?!'
10:23 Choosing which environmental issues to focus on
14:56 Fracking; fracking v coal power
17:28 Politicisation - is a court of law the right place?
19:54 Rio +20
22:42 'What does the future hold?'