Canada, China, European Union, etc. | 14 Sep 2023
Most global companies fail to report outcomes on commitments to restore environments and undo ecological damage, making it impossible to assess whether these strategies make any impact, according to new research.
Lexology PRO | Australia, Hong Kong, India, etc. | 21 Jul 2023
Hong Kong considers mandatory climate disclosures for all companies, South Korea consults on greenwashing prevention measures, and the ISSB publishes its sustainability disclosure standards – plus other key updates.
Global Law Office | China | 23 May 2023
The burden of proof in environmental litigation in China differs from that in general tort disputes, with the "reversed burden of proof" for causation and the strict liability being key aspects. Companies operating in China should be aware of these differences and take steps to ensure environmental compliance to minimise their exposure to environmental litigation.
Harper Grey LLP | Canada | 14 Mar 2023
The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has provided clarity on the application of Alberta’s Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act to limitation…
Lexology PRO | European Union, France, Global, etc. | 24 Feb 2023
Shell directors face a world-first derivative shareholder action, the UK maps out biodiversity net-gain regulations, and Indian businesses may have to qualify ESG credentials in 2024 – plus other key updates.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP | USA | 2 Jan 2023
🕑 3 minutes This article outlines pertinent legal and policy climate change developments in the United States during the past week. These include the failure of an environmental permitting reform, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's report on climate conditions and the approval of the California Air Resources Board's final 2022 Scoping Plan.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP | Canada | 15 Aug 2022
The government published the Single-use Plastics Prohibition Regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act 1999. The Regulations prohibit the manufacturing, importing, sale and exporting of six categories of single-use plastic (SUP) items with some exemptions, crafted to ease businesses into the transition or provide access to certain SUPs for Canadians with disabilities. The......
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP | 15 Aug 2022
This article outlines pertinent legal and policy climate change developments in the United States during the past week. These include Democrats agreeing to provide $4 billion in funding to address the droughts in the west, the Senates looking to advance the biggest climate legislation in US history and the Commodity Futures Training Commission taking steps towards adopting a......
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 1 Oct 2021
The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal against a High Court decision striking out the representative element of claims arising from an oil spill…
Lexology PRO | European Union, Greece | 16 Jul 2021
Greece’s Competition Commission is seeking feedback on plans to establish a regulatory sandbox that would allow businesses to test and pursue sustainability agreements without the fear of violating competition rules.