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Environment, Land & Resources Blog

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Investing in the Environment — European Commission Announces Innovation Fund

European Union - June 18 2018 The Innovation Fund will promote advanced low-carbon technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote decarbonisation. By the end of 2018…

Can China Meet Its Paris Agreement Targets?

China - June 18 2018 Increased manufacturing offshoring and industrial activity may prevent China from reaching its commitments, despite a booming renewable energy sector…

Overview and Notable Features of the European Commission’s Proposed Sustainable Finance Regulations

European Union - June 13 2018 The European Commission (EC) has set out its first proposal for "concrete actions" to help the EU financial sector take the lead in establishing a…

China Faces Serious Water Supply Problems

China - June 6 2018 China’s uneven distribution of water sources presents unique difficulties to China as demand for water is increasing rapidly. China’s water supply…

Conseil d’Etat Issues Advisory Opinion on Environmental Permits Challenged Before Administrative Courts

France - June 5 2018 A recent Environmental Code amendment aims to invigorate sluggish legal processes delaying environmental project development. Third parties and local…

EC Refers Member States to ECJ Over Failure to Control Air Pollution

European Union, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania, United Kingdom - June 5 2018 After neglecting to heed an initial warning, six Member States may face financial penalties if they do not reduce pollution levels. The European…

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…

Post-Brexit Environmental Principles and Governance Bill Consultation Launches in UK

United Kingdom - May 18 2018 Consultation document proposes replacing the European Commission with a new environmental watchdog, among other recommendations. The UK government has…

EU Council Decision to Streamline Green Reporting and Reduce Administrative Burden on Member States

European Union - May 17 2018 Decision is third initiative of the EC's REFIT programme to simplify regulation for Member States. The EU Council has adopted a decision to reduce and…

France Takes Steps to Address Climate Change Through Constitutional Reform

France - May 17 2018 Intense lobbying surrounds a recent proposal to amend Article 34 of the Constitution. French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe recently unveiled a…