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New private sector efforts aim to unlock finance to accelerate reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

USA - November 16 2022 On November 9, 2022, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, the Rockefeller Foundation, and other funds announced a partnership to…

Catherine Campbell, Glenn A. Reitman, Deanna R. Reitman

Responding to Biden Executive Order, OSTP report addresses climate and energy implications of digital assets and blockchain technology

USA - October 5 2022 The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has published a report examining the challenges and opportunities for crypto-assets…

Semhal Gebrekirstos, Sonakshi Kapoor

Comparing ESG disclosure rules for funds in the EU, UK and the US - SFDR, SDR and SEC proposals

USA - October 5 2022 Europe’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) has been followed by equivalent proposals in other jurisdictions, particularly the UK and…

Brent L. Bernell, Rhys Davies, Erin Lachaal, Caroline Pimpaud, Catherine Pogorzelski, Deanna R. Reitman, Erin Sculthorpe

The historic Inflation Reduction Act makes significant changes to federal environmental law and programs

USA - August 19 2022 In addition to numerous “Clean Energy” and transportation electrification tax incentives and funding, the recently enacted Inflation Reduction Act…

Alberto Julian Corona, Gwen Keyes Fleming, Paul Hemmersbaugh

Supreme Court restricts EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions

USA - July 19 2022 Concluding a blockbuster term, the Supreme Court issued West Virginia v EPA, an environmental and administrative law decision limiting EPA’s…

Catherine Campbell, Paul Hemmersbaugh, Michael Nagelberg