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Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Publishes Provisional Claims Code of Practice

USA - June 23 2022 The Claims Code seeks to ensure the integrity of voluntary carbon markets to support achievement of the Paris Agreement goals. The Voluntary Carbon…

Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Rebuttable Presumption Enters Into Force

USA - June 21 2022 On June 21, 2022, the key operative provision of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) entered into force, introducing a “rebuttable…

California Coastal Commission Concurs With BOEM’s Consistency Determination for Morro Bay WEA

USA - June 17 2022 The action marks the clearance of another significant hurdle toward BOEM’s offshore wind lease sales in federal waters offshore California…

EPA Announces Near Zero Drinking Water Health Advisories for Certain PFAS Chemicals

USA - June 16 2022 The record-low health advisories form part of the EPA’s 2021 PFAS Strategic Roadmap, which forecasts further regulatory action at both state and…

China to Introduce Its First ESG Disclosure Standard

China, USA - June 16 2022 The move follows a number of similar standards that regulators and governments across the globe have proposed…

European Commission Launches Call for Evidence on Revisions to Key EU Environmental Frameworks

European Union - June 10 2022 In May 2022, the European Commission (Commission) issued public consultations in relation to the proposed revision of two of the EU’s key…

Singapore Consults on Green and Transition Taxonomy

Global, Singapore - May 27 2022 The proposed taxonomy for green and transition activities is aligned with increasing global demand for clear and consistent classification of…

ISSB Announces Working Group and Forum to Coordinate with Country-Specific ESG Reporting Standards

Global, USA - May 9 2022 The two new bodies are expected to help harmonise standards in different jurisdictions to meet investor demand for comparable ESG information…

UK Launches Taskforce to Take the Lead in Climate Transition Plans

Global, United Kingdom - April 27 2022 On 25 April 2022, HM Treasury (HMT) announced the launch of the UK Transition Plan Taskforce (TPT) to help drive decarbonisation by ensuring that…

EU Issues Call for Evidence on the ESG Ratings Market

European Union, USA - April 12 2022 The Call for Evidence is one of a number of measures the EU is taking as it aims to strengthen the Reliability of ESG ratings…