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How to Prepare for California’s Updated Prop 65 Regulations: Part 3

USA - August 8 2018 Upcoming regulation will change substantive components of Prop 65 warnings. As discussed in Part 1 of Latham’s previous posts, California’s Office of…

China Announces Control Standard for Soil Contamination

China - August 7 2018 New policy supports China’s effort against soil pollution by targeting land used for agriculture and development. The Chinese government has announced…

Green Finance Institute to Launch in London

United Kingdom - July 31 2018 Initiative will advance the UK’s Paris Agreement targets by serving as a “one-stop shop for world-leading climate science, and for capital.” UK…

China Releases 2020 Air Pollution Action Plan

China - July 30 2018 The plan's stricter and more targeted requirements will impact a broader range of provinces, including the Fen-Wei Plains. China has released a new…

The Chinese Government Announced Measures to Assist With ETS Implementation

China - July 30 2018 Updates underscore China's commitment to reducing carbon emissions despite government agency reshuffling. The Climate Change Department (CCD) of the…

UK Government to Abolish CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme

United Kingdom - July 30 2018 Relief from the mandatory scheme will reduce the administrative burden on non-energy intensive companies. The Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) &mdash…

Chinese Authorities Crack Down on Yangtze River Environmental Offenders

China - July 30 2018 Polluters of one of China's most polluted waterways are increasingly facing prosecution through coordinated local and national efforts. Chinese…

How to Prepare for California’s Updated Prop 65 Regulations: Part 2

USA - July 27 2018 Upstream entities will need to shoulder more responsibility in the warning process after August 30th. As discussed in Latham’s previous post, August…

California WaterFix: an Historic Vote Is a Major Step Forward

USA - July 23 2018 Metropolitan Water District of Southern California leadership increases the possibility of much-needed relief for California’s aging water-supply…

Circular Economy Finance Guidelines Issued by Dutch Banks

Netherlands - July 18 2018 Increasingly, financial institutions are looking to align business decisions with environmental principles. ABN AMRO, ING, and Rabobank have teamed up…