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Broad & Bright | China | 29 Jan 2018

NDRC officially initiates national carbon emission trading system

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) recently promulgated its Plan for Building the National Carbon Emission Trading Market (Power Generation Industry). According to the NDRC, the plan's implementation will play an important role in establishing the national carbon market and constitutes the official start of the national carbon emission trading system. However, a robust......
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Clayton Utz | Australia | 6 Nov 2017

Trumping the Paris Agreement: What's in store at COP23?

COP23 may well prove a watershed moment in testing national commitments to emissions reduction if negotiations begin to stall and unity fragments…
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Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys | South Africa | 19 Oct 2016

The Draft Carbon Tax Bill and Carbon Offsets Regulations

In November 2015, following on the announcement made by the Minister of Finance in the 2015 Budget Speech, the National Treasury published the Draft…
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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr | South Africa | 19 Aug 2016

Green, greener, greenest - a ruling on section 12K of the Income Tax Act

The recent announcement by Eskom that it would reconsider its position on the use of renewable energy has caught the attention of many in the…
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Stikeman Elliott LLP | Canada, European Union | 18 Aug 2016

Cap in Trade in Ontario - Avoiding the EU's Pitfalls

The European Union Emission Trading System (EU ETS) is the world’s largest cap and trade system, covering all countries in the European Union. It is…
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A&L Goodbody | United Kingdom | 29 Jul 2016

New Construction (Design and Management) Regulations come into force on 1 August 2016 (29 July 2016)

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 ("CDM 2016") come into force on 1 August 2016. The legislation includes…
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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr | South Africa | 25 Jul 2016

The Paris Agreement and Draft Regulations on Carbon Offsets. Relief from planned carbon taxes and increased carbon trading opportunities?

Treasury published the Draft Regulations on Carbon Offsets (Draft Regulations) on 20 June 2016 under the Carbon Tax Bill for comment (Carbon Bill)…
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Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP | China, Global, USA | 18 Mar 2016

Changing Climate: What The Paris Accord Means For China

Adoption of the Paris Agreement under the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at COP 21 in Paris on Dec. 12, 2015…
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DLA Piper | United Kingdom | 8 Mar 2016

CDM Regulations 2015

On Easter Monday, 6 April 2015, the new regime for construction health and safety came into force in the form of the Construction (Design and…
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Boodle Hatfield | United Kingdom | 23 Nov 2015

Safety on construction sites - CDM regulations 2015

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) replaced the CDM 2007 on 6 April this year. Although there was a transitional…
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