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UK Carbon Pricing Updates: UK Emissions Trading System and Carbon Emissions Tax Consultation

European Union, United Kingdom - July 31 2020 On 14 July 2020, the UK government published the draft Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Order 2020 (the Order), establishing a framework for…

CEQA Case Report: 2019 Year in Review

USA - July 21 2020 Latham & Watkins is pleased to present its third annual CEQA Case Report. Throughout 2019 Latham lawyers reviewed each of the 45 California…

Pulling in Opposite Directions: Investor Community, US Regulators Diverge on Regulation of ESG Disclosures

USA - July 21 2020 While the investor community continues to call for more useful ESG disclosures, some regulators try to put on the brakes…

EU Commission’s sustainable finance taxonomy enters into force

European Union - July 13 2020 On 12 July 2020, the EU’s regulation on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment (the Taxonomy Regulation) entered into…

European Commission Issues Communication on Energy System Integration

European Union - July 10 2020 Energy system integration is considered a crucial aspect of delivering the EU’s target to achieve climate neutrality by 2050…

Equator Principles Association Issues COVID-19 Guidance for Lenders and Borrowers

USA - July 2 2020 The guidance contains practical advice for navigating ESG diligence and compliance…

EU Commission Launches Consultation on Green Bond Standard

European Union, Global - July 1 2020 The consultation aims to gather technical input from stakeholders in the green bond market before finalising an EU GBS…

Spain Adopts a New Royal Decree-Law Promoting Renewable Energy and Economic Reactivation

Spain - June 26 2020 The new measures include changes to grid access permits and a new remuneration regime for renewables, among other provisions…

Sustainable Finance Updates from the European Commission and the International Capital Market Association

European Union, Global - June 24 2020 Recent developments concern the EU taxonomy, the EU green bond standard, and new sustainability-linked bonds…

US Fish and Wildlife Service Continues Work to Narrow Application of Migratory Bird Treaty Act

USA - June 23 2020 A new draft environmental impact statement on the scope of liability under the MBTA available for public comment…