Searching Content indexed under Environmental Law by Reed Smith (Worldwide) ordered by Published Date Descending.
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Germany Launches New, State-Approved Label For Environmentally Certified "Green Button" Textiles (Grüner Knopf)
On 9 September 2019, the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung – BMZ)...
23 Sep 2019
The New Duty Of Vigilance Adopted In France Covers Much Broader Issues Than Anti-Bribery Compliance And Will Have Significant Extraterritorial Application
The new French law on the duty of vigilance imposes new obligations on companies to prevent human rights, health and environmental disasters with prohibitive fines in case of non-compliance...
15 Mar 2017
Brexit: Implications For Environmental Law
The consequences of Brexit for the environment and environmental laws barely featured in pre-referendum campaigning.
11 Oct 2016
The Potential Impact Of Brexit On The EU Emission Trading System And Future UK Climate Policy
Through the referendum held on 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to end its membership of the EU.
1 Jul 2016
The Implications Of The Transition To A ‘Circular Economy', And Overview Of The Content And Current Status Of Draft EU Implementing Legislation
In this client alert we discuss the implications of the transition to a ‘circular economy' for producers of, and traders in, raw and/or recycled materials of all kinds, manufacturers of products and actors in all stages of the commodity and product value chain.
European Union
26 May 2016
Environmental Exposure: A Step Towards Compensation Of Neighbours Of Former Asbestos-Using Plants?
On 22 October 2015, the Paris Civil Court handed down a judgment concerning environmental exposure to asbestos which could pave the way towards compensation of neighbours of industrial sites.
7 Feb 2016
UK Government Introduces Enhanced Enforcement Powers For Environmental Permitting Breaches
Earlier this month the government published its response to a consultation on proposals to enhance regulators' enforcement powers to deal with environmental permitting breaches.
20 Oct 2015
UK Courts Get Tough On Environmental Crime: Sentencing Of Environmental Offences Committed By Large Companies
"To bring the message home to the directors and shareholders of organisations which have offended negligently once or more than once before, a substantial increase in the level of fines, sufficient to have a material impact on the finances of the company as a whole ..
14 Oct 2015
What To Expect When You're Not Expecting: Anticipating The Outcome Of The 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference
The 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change meets in Paris at the end of this year to seek to achieve the vaulted ambition set by the Durban Platform.
5 Oct 2015
Environment Agency Changes Regulatory Approach To Existing Onshore Oil And Gas Facilities
Earlier this month, the Environment Agency published a new regulatory position statement on the environmental permitting of existing onshore oil and gas facilities (including shale gas facilities).
27 Apr 2015
COP 20 – Lima 2014: Déjà Vu On The Road To Paris
The 20th Conference of the Parties (the COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (the UNFCCC) and the 10th Conference serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (the CMP) concluded in Lima, Peru, on Sunday 14 December 2014 with a prevailing sense of déjà vu.
8 Jan 2015
Expo 2020 – Part 2: Sustainability
During the event, the participants will explore and discuss the development of sustainable sources of energy and water.
13 Jun 2014
Brownfield Land In The UK: Lenders' Liability
We look at the issue of lenders’ liability in respect of risks arising from brownfield sites under environmental law in England and Wales.
1 May 2014
Brownfield Land In The UK: ‘Baseline Surveys’
In this third in our series of briefings on topics relevant to those involved with "brownfield" land, we focus on "baseline" contamination surveys.
2 Apr 2014
Just a Quick Environmental Indemnity!
It is common for our clients to require a short environmental indemnity in a property deal usually when the transaction is well advanced (and the due diligence is in) and often once the timetable is really compressed
1 Mar 2014
Brownfield Land In The UK: Environmental Indemnities
In this second in our series of briefings on topics relevant to those involved in brownfield land, we focus on environmental indemnities. In this second in our series of briefings on topics relevant to those involved in brownfield land, we focus on environmental indemnities.
27 Feb 2014
Brownfield Land In The UK: Directors’ And Officers’ Liability
In this first in a series of briefings on topics relevant to those involved in brownfield land, we look at the issue of directors’ and officers’ personal liability.
22 Jan 2014
Sanctions Update On Iran
As reported in our client alert in December 2013, the "Joint Plan of Action" reached between the E3+3 and Iran in November 2013 envisaged a two-step process in relation to relief from international trade sanctions.
18 Jan 2014
COP 19 – Day 11 of the Conference
The focus of Thursday’s high-level ministerial discussions turned to the Durban Platform and sought to capitalise on the common ground that was established yesterday in the AWG-DP.
25 Nov 2013
COP 19 – Day 10 Of The Conference
The high-level ministerial discussions continued on Wednesday with a focus on trying to reach a consensus as to scaling up finance to the "magic number" of US$100 billion per year by 2020.
22 Nov 2013
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