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New Zealand Supreme Court Paves Way for Novel Climate Change Claim

New Zealand - February 12 2024 On 7 February 2024, the Supreme Court of New Zealand decided to allow a novel climate change claim to proceed to trial. In Smith v. Fonterra, the…

California Water Challenges Remain Despite Significant Precipitation in 2023

USA - February 9 2024 The winter of 2022-23 brought historic levels of precipitation to California after years of deep drought, dwindling reservoirs, and groundwater…

EPA Grants Louisiana Class VI Primacy

USA - February 5 2024 Louisiana has become the third state in the United States to receive primacy from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), allowing it to assume…

EPA Releases Updated, Elevated Estimates for the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases

USA - January 25 2024 On December 2, 2023, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a final report that substantially increases estimates of the social cost…

UK Government Launches Critical Imports and Supply Chains Strategy

United Kingdom - January 18 2024 On 17 January 2024, the government launched the Critical Imports and Supply Chains Strategy (the strategy), which aims to safeguard UK supplies of…

Singapore Publishes Eligibility List Under the International Carbon Credit Framework

Singapore - January 17 2024 On 19 December 2023, the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) in Singapore published the…

European Reporting Standards Published in the Official Journal of the EU

European Union - January 8 2024 On 22 December 2023, the Commission Delegated Regulation specifying the first set of European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) was published…

Federal Court Upholds SCAQMD Warehouse Rule

USA - December 21 2023 On December 14, 2023, a US federal judge rejected claims that federal law preempts the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (SCAQMD or the…

UK government announces new import carbon pricing mechanism

United Kingdom - December 19 2023 On 18 December 2023, the UK government announced a proposal for a new carbon border adjustment mechanism (UK CBAM). The announcement follows…

MAS publishes Code of Conduct for ESG Rating and Data Product Providers

Singapore - December 18 2023 The voluntary code aims to enhance transparency and improve comparability and Reliability of ESG data and scores. By Paul A. Davies, Farhana Sharmeen…