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California Renews and Amends CEQA Litigation Streamlining for Certain Projects

USA - May 26 2021 SB 7 expands project eligibility, provides additional guidance regarding GHG emissions, and changes some procedural requirements. On May 20, 2021…

President Biden Signs Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk

USA - May 24 2021 The order is a key lever in the Biden Administration’s climate agenda and puts the US closer in step with developments in Europe…

The European Commission Unveils New Sustainable Finance Package

European Union - April 23 2021 The package focuses on material sustainability reporting and disclosure obligations, as the EU looks to direct capital toward sustainable activities…

China and EU to Collaborate on Green Investment Standards

China, European Union - April 12 2021 The People’s Bank of China announced a collaboration with the European Union to adopt a common taxonomy for green investments. On 21 March 2021, the…

California Water Law: Legal Challenges of Water Supply Assessments

USA - March 28 2021 Project applicants and agencies alike should think carefully about developing robust analyses that demonstrate the adequacy of water supply

CFTC Takes Action With New Climate Risk Unit

Global, USA - March 23 2021 The CFTC continues to demonstrate a commitment to using its regulatory mandate to combat climate change risks to the US financial system…

TCI Program Established to Reduce Carbon Emissions From Transportation

USA - March 11 2021 The program will include a multi-jurisdictional cap-and-invest program and aims to address environmental justice and equity concerns

Additional ESG Obligations to Enter Into Force for German Companies

European Union, Germany - March 10 2021 The German government has adopted draft law to ensure corporate compliance with human rights in the supply chain…

Financial Services Trade Organizations Publish Principles for Regulatory Sustainability Transition

USA - March 9 2021 The principles are intended to guide the industry’s engagement with policymakers concerning the ongoing economic transition away from carbon…

SEC Creates Enforcement Task Force to Assess ESG-Related Disclosure

USA - March 9 2021 The Division of Enforcement’s new Climate and ESG Task Force will use data analysis to mine and evaluate registrant information for possible…