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

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

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

New global initiatives to accelerate examination of cleantech patent applications
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
  • Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Israel, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom, USA
  • August 6 2012

In an effort to promote the development and commercialization of technologies that conserve natural resources or reduce negative environmental impact, patent offices around the world have adopted programs to expedite the examination of patent applications pertaining to clean technologies

There may be trouble ahead: legal challenges on home turf threaten U.S. Ex-Im Bank funding for foreign mining projects
  • White & Case LLP
  • Australia, USA
  • February 24 2014

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is facing a new wave of legal challenges related to the financing of natural resource

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

Green building investment hotspots
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Australia, Germany, Singapore, South Korea, USA
  • July 8 2012

Lux Research released a study July 5 finding that the United States, Singapore, South Korea, Australia, and Germany are the top global hotspots for green building investment

International round-up: climate change measures developing in 2012
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Australia, Canada, China, European Union, New Zealand, USA
  • January 31 2012

The past year was an eventful period in the area of emissions trading and climate change regulation and policy development and 2012 is showing no signs of slowing down

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

California approves emissions trading scheme
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, USA
  • January 19 2011

On 16 December 2010 California approved a cap-and-trade emissions trading scheme (ETS) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020