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The Climate Changes For ESG
Concern for environmental and social issues has reached an inflection point. While traditional governance issues that have been a staple of investor advocacy and discussion
United States
16 Sep 2019
European Commission Publishes Guidelines on Reporting Climate-Related Information
On 18 June 2019, the European Commission announced that, as part of its Sustainable Finance Action Plan, it has published new guidelines for companies on how to report climate-related information
European Union
29 Jul 2019
Developing Waste To Energy Plants In The Gulf Region –Lessons Learned From Sharjah
In recent years there has been increased environmental awareness and a greater focus on sustainable and "green" energy production in GCC countries.
United States
4 Jul 2019
Federal Infrastructure Law And Policy: 2019 Update
On February 15, President Trump signed H.J. Res. 31, the "Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019," averting a new government shutdown and authorizing appropriations for the remaining unfunded federal
United States
20 Mar 2019
International Task Force Report Shows Momentum Building For Climate-Related Financial Disclosures
On September 26, 2018, the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures issued a status report outlining progress on adoption of the TCFD disclosure recommendations issued in June 2017.
United States
9 Oct 2018
A Carbon Tax Plan Proposal: What Are Its Prospects?
On Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2017, a group of prominent Republicans and business leaders1 from the Climate Leadership Council released a carbon tax proposal entitled "The Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends."
United States
6 Mar 2017
Supreme Court Ruling On Brexit—Implications And Next Steps For The UK Energy Sector
The Supreme Court has given its much anticipated majority ruling1 on whether the UK Government has the power to give notice pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union...
European Union
15 Feb 2017
Maximum Civil Penalties For Violations Of Environmental, Health And Safety Laws Substantially Increased By EPA, OSHA And DOI To Account For Inflation
On August 1, 2016, maximum civil penalties imposed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) increased significantly pursuant to interim final rules these agencies published to implement a little-observed statute called the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments Act Improvements Act of 2015.
United States
19 Sep 2016
The Potential Effect Of Brexit On UK Environmental Law
The majority of modern environmental legislation in the UK is derived from EU law, either from directives that have been implemented by UK domestic legislation...
United States
14 Sep 2016
EU Council Adopts Revised Nuclear Safety Directive
Here we explain the background to the 2014 Directive, as well as summarise some of the main amendments to the 2009 Directive and potential impacts for industry.
European Union
28 Aug 2014
Revised Phase I Environmental Assessment Standard Issued
On November 6, 2013, ASTM International issued its revised Phase I Environmental Assessment Standard, E1527-13, "Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process."
United States
16 Jan 2014
Proposed Regulation Of EU Emissions Allowances As Financial Instruments
The European Commission’s recent proposals to revise and recast the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, or MiFID, and the Market Abuse Directive, or MAD, include, for the first time, regulating carbon emissions allowances as financial instruments.
European Union
9 Nov 2011
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