|Coldplay become patrons of ClientEarth|
16 November 2010 | Press release
Leading international rock band Coldplay have announced they are to become patrons of the public interest environmental law organisation ClientEarth.
ClientEarth work in the UK, in Europe and across the globe with governments, green groups and others to ensure environmentally sound laws are written, that poor ones are challenged and changed and, once they have been established, that environmental laws are properly enforced.
Coldplay, whose last album Viva la Vida was the biggest seller worldwide in 2008, said: “Client Earth is at the forefront of changing the way the planet's resources are governed. They have a positive and pragmatic approach to environmental issues, improving and enforcing environmental law. Coldplay are proud to support them.”
Coldplay’s creative director and fifth member Phil Harvey is one of ClientEarth’s trustees. They join the producer of their last album Brian Eno as well as the MP and former editor of the Ecologist Zac Goldsmith as patrons of the organisation. Brian Eno has said: “ClientEarth is essential to the green movement... to bring governments to account and carve out a new environmental agenda.”
James Thornton, ClientEarth’s CEO, welcomed Coldplay as patrons, saying: “To have one of the world’s most successful groups supporting our work is absolutely fantastic. Coldplay have long been strong advocates for environmental issues, and we are extremely pleased that they will continue to speak out for these most important of issues alongside us.”
To read what Coldplay’s website says about ClientEarth, click here.
Notes to editors:
ClientEarth is a non-profit environmental law organisation based in London, Brussels and Warsaw. We are lawyers working at the interface of law, science and policy. Using the power of the law, we develop legal strategies and tools to address major environmental issues. As legal experts working in the public interest, we act to strengthen the work of our partners - both governments and NGOs. www.clientearth.org
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