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Environment, Land & Resources Blog

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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…

Latin America Addresses Environmental Priorities at Green Climate Fund Dialogue

Central & South America - May 15 2018 Representatives from 19 countries explore climate responses in several areas, including urban development, transportation, renewable energy, early…

European Parliament Adopts Circular Economy Package

European Union - April 30 2018 Member States will follow a single EU legislative framework merging industrial policies and environmental protection to encourage sustainable economic…

France Unveils Circular Economy Roadmap

France - April 27 2018 The French Prime Minister recently unveiled the country's circular economy roadmap. The 50-item scheme, announced on 23 April 2018, is the result of…

China’s Action Against Plastic Pollution

China - April 20 2018 The government’s plan to tackle internal and imported plastic waste is the latest phase in China’s clean energy commitment. Although China’s ambitious…

California Court of Appeal Upholds Partial Award of Attorneys’ Fees to Successful CEQA Litigant

USA - April 18 2018 In a published opinion issued January 12, 2018, Heron Bay Homeowners Assn. v. City of San Leandro, the California Court of Appeal affirmed the trial…

Carbon Markets Must Balance Stability and Adaptability When Implementing Emissions Trading Systems

Global - April 18 2018 As China begins to implement its emissions trading system, the country may look around the globe for regulatory guidance. China established its…