Tuesday 24 July 2012
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?'