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Pitfalls Of Judges, Lawyers, And Experts Citing Wikipedia

USA - January 23 2017 Our weekly search for new drug/medical device cases for 1/13/17 turned up something unusual - not of particular substantive significance, but unusual…

Maritime Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Legal Update

European Union, Global - December 20 2016 In our April update on this subject, we reported on the outcome of the sixty-ninth meeting of the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) of…

Brexit: Implications for Environmental Law

European Union, United Kingdom - October 6 2016 The consequences of Brexit for the environment and environmental laws barely featured in pre-referendum campaigning. Given that a great deal of UK…

Impacts of SB 32 on a Pending California Supreme Court Case - Cleveland National Forest Foundation Case

USA - September 14 2016 In addition to establishing the greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions reductions goal of 40 percent below 1990 level by 2030, the recent passage of the…

CARB Releases Final Proposed Amendments to Cap-and-Trade Regulations; Formal Comment Period Commences

USA - August 8 2016 The California Air Resources Board's (CARB) timeline toward amending California's cap-and-trade regulations progressed with the release of its final…

The potential impact of Brexit on the EU Emission Trading System and future UK climate policy

European Union, Global, United Kingdom - June 30 2016 The outcome of the Brexit referendum will have no immediate impact on UK compliance entities or non-compliance entities that are active in the EU ETS.

Navigating the Green Bonds Markets in China - May 2016

China - May 12 2016 China’s climate change objectives under the Paris Agreement will require it to invest a massive amount of capital into growing its domestic renewable…

Long-term supply (and off-take) agreements: some recent themes

United Kingdom - April 29 2016 The long-term supply (or off-take) agreement (“LTSA”) should not have too many ‘open ended’ provisions that require further agreements between the…

Court of Appeal Turns a Careful Eye Toward Challenges to California’s Cap-and-Trade Auction System

USA - April 26 2016 A California Court of Appeal signaled it is moving closer to making what could be a far-reaching decision in the consolidated cases of California…

Maritime GHG emissions: The Paris Agreement, an IMO MRV and ‘market-based measures’ - looking forward to MEPC 69

Global - March 21 2016 Executive Summary Tackling greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from international shipping: as the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) of the…