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New, State-Approved Label For Environmentally Certified "Green Button" Textiles (Grüner Knopf) Launched In Germany
On 9 September 2019, the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung – BMZ)
24 Sep 2019
Germany Launches New, State-Approved Label For Environmentally Certified "Green Button" Textiles (Grüner Knopf)
On 9 September 2019, the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung – BMZ)...
23 Sep 2019
The 2020 Global Sulphur Cap: Whitepaper
On 1 January 2020 amendments to the International Maritime Organization's (IMO's) International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) enters into force.
28 Nov 2018
EU Threatens To Bring Shipping Within Its Emissions Trading Scheme Unless The IMO Sets A Target For Reduction Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Last week the top EU climate official, Jos Delbeke, issued a challenge to the International Maritime Organization to adopt an ambitious target for reduction of emissions as part of the IMO's planned 2018 strategy on reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships.
European Union
27 Mar 2017
The New Duty Of Vigilance Adopted In France Covers Much Broader Issues Than Anti-Bribery Compliance And Will Have Significant Extraterritorial Application
The new French law on the duty of vigilance imposes new obligations on companies to prevent human rights, health and environmental disasters with prohibitive fines in case of non-compliance...
15 Mar 2017
Maritime Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Legal Update
This update outlines the outcome of MEPC 70 (which took place on 24-28 October 2016), the global monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) system to be introduced by the IMO across the shipping sector and next steps towards an international deal on maritime greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
21 Dec 2016
Sulphur Emissions To Be Further Capped By 2020
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has confirmed that new a global cap on the sulphur content in shipping fuel will be introduced on 1 January 2020.
3 Nov 2016
First Ever Global Regime For Aviation Emissions: ICAO Adopts Global Market-Based Measure To Combat Aircraft CO2 Emissions
On Friday, 7th October the General Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organisation passed a resolution, resolving to implement the world's first global regime for combatting CO2 emissions from aircraft.
17 Oct 2016
Brexit: Implications For Environmental Law
The consequences of Brexit for the environment and environmental laws barely featured in pre-referendum campaigning.
11 Oct 2016
The Potential Impact Of Brexit On The EU Emission Trading System And Future UK Climate Policy
Through the referendum held on 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to end its membership of the EU.
1 Jul 2016
The Implications Of The Transition To A ‘Circular Economy', And Overview Of The Content And Current Status Of Draft EU Implementing Legislation
In this client alert we discuss the implications of the transition to a ‘circular economy' for producers of, and traders in, raw and/or recycled materials of all kinds, manufacturers of products and actors in all stages of the commodity and product value chain.
European Union
26 May 2016
Navigating The Green Bonds Markets In China
China's climate change objectives under the Paris Agreement will require it to invest a massive amount of capital into growing its domestic renewable energy generation, as well as invest in other emissions-reducing efforts.
16 May 2016
Maritime Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Update On The Outcome Of MEPC 69
In our March alert on this subject, we looked ahead to the 69th meeting in London of the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) (MEPC 69).
3 May 2016
Maritime GHG Emissions: The Paris Agreement, An IMO MRV And ‘Market-Based Measures' – Looking Forward To MEPC 69
On 18 April 2016, the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) will convene in London for its 69th working session (MEPC 69).
European Union
22 Mar 2016
Environmental Exposure: A Step Towards Compensation Of Neighbours Of Former Asbestos-Using Plants?
On 22 October 2015, the Paris Civil Court handed down a judgment concerning environmental exposure to asbestos which could pave the way towards compensation of neighbours of industrial sites.
7 Feb 2016
The Paris Agreement – Leading The Pathway To A Low Carbon Economy
Each person's perspective on this debate turns on his or her expectations of what the Paris Agreement was supposed to provide for.
European Union
13 Jan 2016
UK Government Introduces Enhanced Enforcement Powers For Environmental Permitting Breaches
Earlier this month the government published its response to a consultation on proposals to enhance regulators' enforcement powers to deal with environmental permitting breaches.
20 Oct 2015
UK Courts Get Tough On Environmental Crime: Sentencing Of Environmental Offences Committed By Large Companies
"To bring the message home to the directors and shareholders of organisations which have offended negligently once or more than once before, a substantial increase in the level of fines, sufficient to have a material impact on the finances of the company as a whole ..
14 Oct 2015
What To Expect When You're Not Expecting: Anticipating The Outcome Of The 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference
The 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change meets in Paris at the end of this year to seek to achieve the vaulted ambition set by the Durban Platform.
5 Oct 2015
A Breath Of Fresh Air For Our Cities?
Reed Smith is a leading player in the field of energy and environmental law, and is committed to developing a more sustainable model for our cities.
23 Jul 2015
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