In collaboration with Burway Books we present An Evening with James Thornton, environmental lawyer and social entrepreneur. This man takes on governments on behalf of the planet -and wins.
James Thornton is the founding CEO of ClientEarth. The New Statesman has named him as one of 10 people who could change the world. The Lawyer has picked him as one of the top 100 lawyers in the UK. In 2016, he was named as one of the 1,000 most influential people in London and also won Leader of the Year at the Business Green Awards. The Financial Times awarded him its Special Achievement accolade at the FT 2016 Innovative Lawyers Awards. He also delivered the keynote speech.
James founded Client Earth – Europe’s first public interest environmental law organisation – in 2007. Now operating globally, it uses advocacy, litigation and research to address the greatest challenges of our time – including biodiversity loss, climate change, and toxic chemicals. Its work is always built on solid law and science. James is the author of an environmental legal thriller, Immediate Harm. He is a Conservation Fellow of the Zoological Society of London, and has written several books, the latest being a sci-fi novel, Sphinx: The Second Coming, which he will be signing on the night.