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By Frances Lawson
Following the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on 4th November, the 22nd meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change commenced in Marrakech.
By Frances Lawson
It is nice to be reminded that, things can happen more quickly than anticipated. The ‘best estimate' for the crossing of the threshold for the entry into force of the Paris Agreement was the end of 2016.
By Frances Lawson
Pension fund trustees and fund managers can no longer ignore the risk that climate change poses to their investments, particularly in the longer term.
By Frances Lawson
Fears that the momentum from COP21 in Paris would fizzle in the following months appear to have been dashed at the official Paris Agreement signing session which took place in New York last Friday 22nd April.
By Frances Lawson
This part of the Agreement establishes a "mechanism to contribute to the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and support sustainable development", a device to support implementation through both market and non-market instruments.
By Frances Lawson
The text finally agreed in Paris does not lend itself to easy navigation or digestion; the absence of sub-headings makes it necessary to dive into each paragraph in detail in order to understand the subject matter.
By Frances Lawson
Of the various COP21 headlines that have hit the media during the first few days of the conference, one of the most celebrated was President Obama's concession that "some" parts of the text should "have legal force".
By Frances Lawson
Four days of fervent negotiations have delivered what the COP21 hosts had requested – another revised version of the Paris Agreement text for consideration ahead of the second and final week.
By Frances Lawson
It does set a path, but not one that in itself will deliver the temperature goal, or the overarching objective of the Convention.
By Frances Lawson
At the heart of any discourse are assumptions that are taken to be beyond question.
By Ian Whitehurst, Stuart Jessop
It may be yet another challenging year for the banks, but the regulators face an equally challenging one as they attempt to reform and re-invigorate a fraying regulatory regime.
By Richard Barraclough QC
JM was born on 30/7/1956. In 2012 he was convicted of 26 sex related offences. His victims were 8 family members aged between 7 and 13 years old.
By Richard Barraclough QC
Certain hotels are sited in city centres or close to the main road networks. They are easily accessible and some are vulnerable to misuse by those engaged in crime.
By Richard Barraclough QC
This note concerns an appeal against a revocation notice by the Environment Agency of a waste transfer permit in respect of which the Agency is regulator. It is not concerned with a determination of an appeal by written representations or inquiry.
By Richard Barraclough QC
N is a Slovak girl aged 16 years. She has an IQ of 55. She was abused sexually when aged 12 years in Slovakia.