Enforc­ing Marine Pro­tec­tion and Tack­ling Plas­tic Pollution


Client Earth aim to pro­tect Marine Pro­tect­ed Areas (MPAs) in the EU from dam­ag­ing plans or projects and reduce the plas­tic pol­lu­tion that leaks from plas­tic pro­duc­tion – in par­tic­u­lar, launch­ing a legal chal­lenge against the Ste­nung­sund plas­tic pro­duc­tion indus­try, to stop them pol­lut­ing and caus­ing dam­age to the near­by Natu­ra 2000 sites. The project will impact the plas­tics indus­try and pro­tect the most valu­able marine habi­tats, by bring­ing strate­gic legal inter­ven­tions, which will have the effect of not only pre­vent­ing dam­age at these sites, but also achiev­ing greater sys­temic change (e.g., by cre­at­ing a new prece­dent, or draw­ing atten­tion to neg­a­tive envi­ron­men­tal impacts and rais­ing the prospect of invest­ment risks).

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