Our planet lacks the laws to keep it safe and those laws we do have are feebly enforced. Every new year is the hottest in human history, while forest, reef, ice, tundra, and species are disappearing, it is easy to lose all hope. Who will stop the planet from committing ecological suicide?

Step forward a fresh breed of passionately purposeful environmental lawyers. Client Earth is a documentary about an unlikely but true titan of our time: James Thornton. James is a fierce environmental lawyer and zen Buddhist, who has for the past 3 decades fought some of the biggest cases against the largest organisations in the world, and won...

He stands at the head of Client Earth, a global movement of lawyers who have pioneered using the law to defend the planet. Their mission is to launch legal challenges to those corporations, governments and individuals who contribute to the destruction of the natural environment and to hold powerful lawbreakers accountable when no-one else will.

Based on the book CLIENT EARTH by Martin Goodman & James Thornton.