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Reform of the German Mietpreisbremse: A Breakthrough in Tenancy Law?

Germany - September 7 2018 Proposed reforms to the Mietpreisbremse aim at strengthening and solidifying restrictions on steep rent increases in German urban areas. After intense…

Christian Thiele

The EU Adopts Four Directives to Solidify Europe’s Leading Position in Waste Management

European Union - July 6 2018 The Circular Economy Package aims to “close the loop” of product lifecycles through greater recycling and re-use. The Circular Economy Package…

Patrick Braasch, Paul Davies

IMO Strategy to Halve Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Shipping By 2050

Global - May 21 2018 In April 2018, the Marine Environmental Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted an initial strategy to reduce…

Janice M. Schneider, Paul Davies

Urban Mining Briefing Reveals Huge Global Potential

Germany - October 4 2017 Germany’s increasing shortage of natural resources and the corresponding mounting cost of extracting raw materials signals the need for alternative…

Jörn Kassow

European Commission Proposes Action to Streamline Environmental Reporting

European Union - June 27 2017 On June 9, 2017, the European Commission (EC) published its Action Plan to Streamline Environmental Reporting (COM(2017) 312), summarising the…

Jörn Kassow