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Environment, Land & Resources Blog

Articles: 1-10 of 17

EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Highlights Opportunities for Financing New Economy*

European Union - February 8 2018 Transparency regarding mitigation and financing rules likely to be key hurdles to overcome in achieving climate goals. The European Commissioner for…

German Coalition Talks Hint at Key Elements of German Environmental Policy 2018-2021

Germany - February 6 2018 After the 2017 German parliamentary elections, the conservative Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) faced difficulties in…

China’s Ban on Waste Imports Upending Global Recycling Market

China - February 6 2018 China implements ban on imported waste, stimulating plastic waste-exporting nations to develop alternative manufacturing, consumer products, and…

France’s Prime Minister Further Advances New Regulation Simplification Policy

France - February 6 2018 Government must prepare all sectorial bills in accordance with new simplification requirements by the second quarter of 2018. The French Prime…

China Mandates ESG Disclosures for Listed Companies and Bond Issuers

China - February 6 2018 The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), in collaboration with China's Ministry of Environmental Protection, has introduced new…

Trump Administration Mandates Critical Minerals Development Strategy

USA - January 29 2018 Interior Department agencies to take immediate steps to jumpstart a plan for promoting US critical mineral production. US Interior Department agencies…

France Bans Research and Exploitation of Fossil Fuels

France - January 19 2018 After lengthy legislative debates, the amended Mining Code (MC) now provides that, as a matter of principle, the research and exploitation of coal…

European Commission Releases a New Plastics Strategy

European Union - January 19 2018 Amid increasing scrutiny of plastic waste, the European Commission (the Commission) has released a for plastics in a circular economy (the Strategy)…

Interior Department Excludes Incidental Take Liability Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

USA - January 16 2018 Reversing a long-standing federal legal position, the US Interior Department recently stated that the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) does not impose…

UK government launches 25-year environment plan

United Kingdom - January 15 2018 The UK government has announced its long-awaited 25-year environment plan (the ‘Plan’). Having originally said it would publish the Plan by the end of…