On 6 July 2023, CMW signed a joint letter led by ClientEarth on enhancing compensation rights against illegal pollution within the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED). It demands the protection of victims suffering from health damage – such as cancer and heart disease – caused by illegal pollution produced by industries that do not stick to environmental rules or authorities that do not act. It calls for establishing a presumption of the causal link between pollution and health damage, if the victim has brought forward sufficient facts. Importantly, the IED currently does not cover greenhouse gas pollution: this is a significant shortcoming in EU climate policy and human rights protection that needs to be addressed by policymakers during the revision of this file.
CMW inputs to the Article 6.4 Supervisory Body ahead of its 10th meeting: Appeal and grievance processes
For the Article 6.4 grievance process, where it is of utmost importance that it is designed by and with those who will be engaging with