Mondaq Asia Pacific: Environment
Clayton Utz
As many of the transitional arrangements to the reforms are quite detailed, this article provides a simplified overview.
Clayton Utz
Sweeping changes to NSW biodiversity laws make statutory credits the currency of offsets for most development projects.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Unregulated dumping and stockpiling of materials designated for recycling raises numerous regulatory and legal risks.
Broad & Bright
The PRC legalization of environmental protection was launched upon the promulgation of first PRC environmental protection law (i.e. the Environmental Protection Law (For Trial Implementation))...
Latham & Watkins
Earlier this month, during a round of surprise inspections, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Environmental Protection Zhao Yangmin publicly shamed the city officials of Langfang...
Latham & Watkins
Climate change has become a key concern for China in recent years, as evidenced by its pledge to reduce carbon emissions per unit of GDP by 60% from 2015 levels by 2030.
Jun He Law Office
Environmental protection tax is the 19th category of taxation in China.
King & Wood Mallesons
On 12 June 2016, a draft amendment to the Water Pollution Prevention and Control Law of the People's Republic of China (Consultation Paper) (the "Draft Amendment") was released by the Ministry of Environmental Protection ("MEP") on its official website. It is the first large-scale amendment to the Water Pollution Prevention and Control Law since it took effect in 2008.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
While there is some uncertainty on how the U.S. climate strategy will evolve under a Trump presidency, a number of new carbon emissions regulations and control strategies...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On November 18, 2016, the Ninth Circuit issued five rulings rejecting three Hawaii counties' attempts to regulate pesticides and genetically modified crops, finding that the regulations...
Vaish Associates Advocates
The National Biodiversity Authority in Chennai has been established for the purposes of implementing the objects of the Act.
Khaitan & Co
The Notification provided that all applications for environmental clearance would be considered on merits and as per the applicable norms provided for in the Environment Impact Assessment Notification 2006.
Seth Dua & Associates
MOEFCC has issued a notification for ensuring Ease of Doing Responsible Business; and streamlining the permissions for buildings and construction sector by integration of environmental condition...
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
The National Green Tribunal (hereinafter referred to as "NGT") has issued an order dated May 16, 2017 in the matter of People for Education Research Scholarship & Outward Nutrition v. Union of India and the Central Pollution Control Board, 471 of 2016.
Khaitan & Co
The National Capital Region of Delhi (Delhi NCR) has witnessed numerous concerns being raised regarding the quality of air and the sources for its pollution.
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change issued a notification dated March 14, 2017 granting relief to projects and expansion to existing projects by allowing them to apply...
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
Since the liberalization of the Indian Economy in 1991, the automobile sector has come a long way to a point where India is now one of the largest producers of automobiles in the world.
Khaitan & Co
The vehicle manufacturers argued before the SC that the manufacturers were entitled to manufacture such vehicles till 31 March 2017 and hence in doing so, they had not violated any prohibition or law.
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
Further the Court also directed the State Governments and the concerned Union territories to set up ‘common effluent treatment plants' mandatorily within a period of three years.
Singh & Associates
The current legal battle was triggered in Supreme Court when a notification was issued by Ministry of Environment and Forest on July 11, 2011 banning use of various animals including bulls as performing animals.
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Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Organisations that own, occupy or will be carrying out works on sites potentially impacted by PFAS should take note.
McCullough Robertson
While previously climate change risks were a non-financial problem, APRA is explicit that this is no longer the case.
Dentons
A new regime for biodiversity assessment will commence on 25 August 2017, changing the way in which biodiversity impacts are both assessed and addressed in the development and use of land throughout the State.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
The decision provides useful guidance on the bounds of pollution liability coverage and also issues of non-disclosure.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Companies must ensure employees and contractors are appropriately trained, informed and aware of environmental risks.
Holding Redlich
This newsletter includes links to media releases, reports, cases and legislation relating to planning & the environment.
Clyde & Co
On 8 August 2017, shareholder proceedings were filed in Australia against the Commonwealth Bank alleging that the company failed to disclose its exposure to climate change risk in its 2016 Annual Report.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Entities could be liable for past contamination, where they are now responsible for the consequences of the pollution.
Dentons
The Environmental Planning and Assessment and Electoral Legislation Amendment Act 2017 and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Act 2017 received royal assent...
Clayton Utz
The NSW EPA released its consultation paper: "Proposal for Minimum Environmental Standards in the Scrap Metal Industry".
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