James Thornton wins Charity Chief Of The Yr

James Thornton, Founding CEO of ClientEarth, wins Charity Chief Of The Yr 2020 at The Charity Instances Awards.

James began ClientEarth from the nook of his kitchen almost fifteen years in the past.

Within the years since, a lot has occurred, all of it demonstrating the ability of the regulation to guard individuals and nature. With James on the helm, our workers has grown to 200, with places of work in London, Brussels, Berlin, Warsaw and Beijing.

  “What we’ve got completed to date is predicated on two issues: the expertise and the fervour of the staff that has joined me on this work. Of all our triumphs, the staff I lead is probably the most awe-inspiring success. Thanks, this win is for you all.”

As we have a good time his Charity Chief of the Yr win, we additionally laud some examples of our success over time:

  • We’ve stopped a era of recent coal energy vegetation in Europe, and are closing present vegetation down.
  • We’re working to scale back plastics use and publicity to harmful chemical compounds.
  • We’re working in 5 African international locations with NGOs and native consultants, to guard the rights of people that rely on forests.
  • We’re defending threatened animals throughout Europe.
  • We’ve gained instances to wash up our air, first within the UK, now throughout Europe.
  • We helped write the EU fisheries regulation. Now we’re imposing it—so there will probably be fish within the sea for future generations.
  • We’ve protected crucial forest in Europe—Poland’s Bialowieza—from unlawful logging.
  • In China, we’ve educated greater than 1500 environmental judges and prosecutors. They have introduced greater than 100,000 authorized challenges towards polluting firms and authorities actors who weren’t upholding the regulation.

Congratulations to all who gained and have been shortlisted this 12 months at The Charity Instances Awards 2020. We’d additionally prefer to thank the staff at Charity Instances for all of the work they do.

And thanks to everybody who has supported us alongside the way in which. Please maintain supporting us. Our mission is to save lots of civilization, and we’ve got little doubt we are going to succeed, if all of us work collectively.

Be part of James and different main consultants on 23rd of September on the on-line opening of The Earth Conference. James will probably be discussing the twin crises of Covid-19 and local weather change and the way to make sure a inexperienced restoration.

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