Energy Transition Lawyer at ClientEarth

Energy Transition Lawyer

Junior Position


Location: Brussels, Belgium

Strategic Litigation programme – Brussels

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a junior lawyer to make a key contribution toward ensuring that Europe’s power sector complies with applicable environmental standards and minimises its impact on public health, the environment and the climate, and that Europe’s power sector functions in an efficient, flexible, clean and competitive manner. Progressive and innovative legal action has the potential to transform the EU energy landscape and to drive investment in sustainable alternatives.

You will report directly to the coal project lead, who oversees our use of environmental and State aid laws to challenge the operation and construction of coal power plants. You will also work closely with colleagues more broadly within the Energy Transition Global Challenge, working to secure the effective implementation of energy laws that will secure Europe’s energy transition, as we seek to ensure that Europe can meet its Paris Agreement obligations.

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For more information about this vacancy and for instructions on how to apply please visit our website

Deadline for applications is 20 November.

About us

ClientEarth is Europe’s first and leading environmental law charity. We find real, practical solutions to the Earth’s most pressing challenges.

Our programmes cover democracy, wildlife, oceans, forests, energy, climate change, business and health. We currently employ over 100 staff including legal experts qualified in more than ten jurisdictions, based in London, Brussels, Warsaw and Beijing.

This is an exciting time to join ClientEarth. In 2017, we were voted Charity of the Year and were named as one of the top 50 innovative law firms in Europe. We have recently established a fund-raising office in New York and we are using our expertise to support implementation of China’s new environmental laws.

Join a growing organisation which uses the power of the law to protect people and the planet.

ClientEarth is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Closing date for applications is Monday 20 November 2017. Interviews are expected to start in the week of 27 November.

Read more and apply here.

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