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Australia
Jones Day
With a change of Australia's federal government in May 2022, there has been a radical shift in the country's position on climate change mitigation and the energy transition.
Herbert Smith Freehills
The Environment Council of Central Queensland has submitted reconsideration requests for 19 projects under section 78A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act).
Herbert Smith Freehills
Mel and Tim are joined by Kathryn Pacey to break down an historic election where climate change materially – and positively – impacted the result.
Herbert Smith Freehills
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has reviewed its greenhouse gas assessment guidance and has today published a Draft Environmental Factor Guideline – Greenhouse Gas Emissions (draft EFG GHG).
Herbert Smith Freehills
The Federal Minister for the Environment and Water The Hon. Tanya Plibersek, MP released the 2021 State of the Environment Report (SoE Report) on 19 July 2022.
Austria
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
Eine Novellierung des UVP-G1 wurde vom BMK2 bereits seit längerem angekündigt. Nunmehr schickte das BMK den Novellenentwurf bis zum 19.09.2022 in Begutachtung.
Brazil
Koury Lopes Advogados
No dia 14 de julho foi aprovada a PEC da Relevância pelo Congresso Nacional, que cria filtros, de forma que o Superior Tribunal de Justiça possa otimizar a atuação da corte.
Canada
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On June 22, 2022, the Government of Canada published the Single-use Plastics Prohibition Regulations (the "Regulations"), which are made under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 ("CEPA 1999").
Sotos LLP
The government has stated that it estimates this ban will result in the elimination of over 1.3 million tonnes of plastic waste and more than 22,000 tonnes of plastic pollution over the next decade.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
They also explore why environmental regulation is such a tricky issue in Canada and how it all relates to discussions about tackling climate change.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Organizations today are wrestling with the implications to their business of climate-related risks and opportunities and their responsibilities with respect to the drive for global carbon reduction.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The project will only be eligible for registration in the federal offset system if the project proponent is able to demonstrate exclusive ownership of all GHG reductions resulting from the project.
Bennett Jones LLP
As Alberta continues to diversify its economy, the province has seen significant growth and investment in recent years in the development of renewable projects.
McMillan LLP
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances ("PFAS"), a group of several thousand man-made chemicals that include perfluorooctanoic ("PFOS"), perfluorooctanoic acid...
Ecuador
CorralRosales
Mediante Acuerdo Ministerial No. MAATE-2022-067, el Ministerio de Ambiente, Agua y Transición Ecológica, expidió el Instructivo para la Aplicación de la Responsabilidad Extendida en la Gestión integral...
CorralRosales
By Ministerial Agreement, The Ministry of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition, issued the Instructive for the Applications of the Extended Responsibility in the Integral Residues Management of electric...
European Union
Jones Day
Recent years have seen a steady increase in so-called "ESG" claims—i.e., those claims relating to environmental, social, or governance factors. A particular focus of this type of litigation...
Debevoise & Plimpton
On July 18, 2022, the UK High Court found that the government's Net Zero Strategy does not comply with the legal requirements because it did not specify any data showing how planned emission cuts...
India
Dhir & Dhir Associates
The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), also known colloquially as the Biodiversity Convention, is the multilateral agreement that was opened for signing at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has notified the Forest (Conservation) Rules, 2022 ("Rules") in supersession of Forest (Conservation) Rules, 2003.
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