How can our Centre for Environmental Justice help you?

CLM’s Centre for Environmental Justice was launched by Mary Robinson in February 2021 and is the first of its kind in Ireland.

We offer free legal advice and representation, provide community education and training, and advocate for a rights-based approach to policy and law reform in the area of environmental justice.

Check out our work in the first year of the Centre!

How can we help you?

We offer a range of services which can possibly help you. These services include:

 

Free legal advice clinics on environmental justice:

These clinics run on a monthly basis and can assist with a range of queries, including:

  • Negative environmental impacts of a proposed development (e.g. an increase in emissions),
  • Health concerns arising from air or water pollution or illegal dumping,
  • Poor sanitation or access to clean water,
  • Poor housing conditions (cold, damp),
  • Homes at risk of flooding,
  • Lack of access to green space, parks etc.,
  • Noise pollution,
  • Energy costs and access to retrofitting schemes or fuel allowance,
  • Difficulty accessing information on environmental issues.

Phone 01 847 7804 or email info@communitylawandmediation.ie to book a free consultation with a solicitor.

 

Training and information resources for community and environmental groups:

We deliver environmental justice training to build capacity among organisations, community groups, and activists.

Follow us on social media and sign up to our mailing list to learn more.

Contact us on 01 847 7804 or email info@communitylawandmediation.ie  to find out how we can help.

 

Resources

Environmental Rights Webinar Series:

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Preparing submissions for the public consultation on a national Clean Air Strategy:

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Additional resources:

 

Advocacy

Our vision in the Centre for Environmental Justice rests on the full realisation of fundamental rights for all, ensuring people’s needs are met within a socially just and ecologically sustainable economy and society.

We seek to advance legislative and policy change through strategic casework and law reform. Read about our policy work and submissions here.

 

How can I get involved?

If you have an idea for a project or a collaboration with the Centre for Environmental Justice, we would love to hear from you. Please email us at info@communitylawandmediation.ie

Check out this map of climate and environmental activist groups around the country to find a network near you.

Learn more about environmental justice issues in Ireland through our report with DCU and through our Manual for Environmental Justice Toolkit.

I can’t be more thankful for all the help received from this service. Truly great service and lovely people to deal with. Felt listened to from the start and received help and ongoing support throughout the whole thing, as well as follow up to see if the issue had been resolved.

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