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Observations from the COP15 (Biodiversity Conference) Halfway Point

Global - December 14 2022 The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) is taking place in Montreal…

Luiz Gustavo Bezerra, Tim Baines, Victor Rodrigues, Oliver Williams

Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence: How the EU proposal Could Impact France’s Existing Due Diligence Law

European Union, France - April 6 2022 In 2017, following multiple legislative proposals and lengthy negotiations, France became the first EU Member State to adopt a cross-sectoral law on…

Maximilien Pallu

Simplifying and Recasting the Assessment of Chemicals in the EU: A Challenge for the Administrative Puzzle

European Union - September 24 2021 Today, we are digging into another key concept of the CSS: the concept of “one substance, one assessment” (hereafter referred to as “OSOA“), which is…

Pavlina Chopova-Leprêtre, Maximilien Pallu

Biodiversity - Brazil: Does the Nagoya Protocol Set Limits to the Scope of Domestic Legislation?

Brazil - June 16 2021 Following a long-waited ratification (on March 4, 2021), Brazil became a party to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and…

Luiz Gustavo Bezerra, Meg Ferreira

“Safe and Sustainable by Design”: The Inception of a Possible Game-Changer in the Regulation of Chemicals in the EU

European Union - May 27 2021 This article is the first in a series, which we introduced in a previous Blog Post, exploring the “jargon” of the EU Commission’s Chemicals Strategy…

Pavlina Chopova-Leprêtre, Maximilien Pallu