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International guide to contaminated land 2015
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Argentina, Australia, Venezuela, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile
  • October 21 2015

There is no Commonwealth law that deals directly with contaminated sites, although there are a number of policy documents and guidelines that have


Latest Options for Fast-Tracking Clean Technology Patent Applications
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
  • Australia, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Japan, Taiwan, United Kingdom, USA
  • December 17 2015

The grant of a patent can be delayed by years due to backlogs at patent offices around the world. However, recognizing the urgent need to address


Vegetation roll-back
  • Thynne & Macartney
  • Australia, USA
  • December 18 2013

In an attempt to correct what it called a swing too far towards "extreme green politics", the Queensland Government has made changes to the State's


CARB, Australia sign MOU
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Australia, USA
  • August 7 2013

The California Air Resources Board and the Australian Clean Energy Regulator signed a memorandum of understanding July 30, agreeing to share


U.S. Senate climate change debate foreshadowed by Australian climate change failure
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Australia, USA
  • August 26 2009

The Australian government recently regrouped around a renewable option in an attempt to revise the cap-and-trade program


Further developments in US greenhouse litigation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, USA
  • July 4 2011

Our update of 10 January 2011 concerned the decision of the US Supreme Court on 6 December 2010 in American Electric Power Co. v Connecticut to allow an appeal from the decision of the US Court of Appeals (Second Circuit) in Connecticut v American Electric Power Company


Pointing to Gifford v. USGBC, British building scientist identifies global green building performance failures
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • Australia, USA
  • December 13 2010

A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald suggests that Henry Gifford's class action suit against USGBC has resonated not only domestically, but across global real estate markets as well


Global warming a public nuisance? US Court of Appeal allows public nuisance case to proceed
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia, USA
  • October 12 2009

Emitters of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases should monitor developments in Connecticut v American Electric Power, as it may be a catalyst for Australian activists to also consider the use of public nuisance to address and highlight global warming


Australia adopts carbon tax, why can't U.S.?
  • Lane Powell PC
  • Australia, USA
  • November 16 2011

The Australia Senate's passage November 8 of the Clean Energy Bill legislative package containing a carbon tax marked a significant step by a major industrial nation to regulate greenhouse gas emissions


The outcomes from the Montara and Macondo oil spill incidents
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia, USA
  • June 7 2011

The considerable ramifications arising from the recent oil spills in Australia and the United States has led both respective governments to carry out large scale inquiries into the safety regulations in place for offshore operators