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The Climate Changes For ESG
Concern for environmental and social issues has reached an inflection point. While traditional governance issues that have been a staple of investor advocacy and discussion
United States
16 Sep 2019
European Commission Publishes Guidelines on Reporting Climate-Related Information
On 18 June 2019, the European Commission announced that, as part of its Sustainable Finance Action Plan, it has published new guidelines for companies on how to report climate-related information
European Union
29 Jul 2019
Developing Waste To Energy Plants In The Gulf Region –Lessons Learned From Sharjah
In recent years there has been increased environmental awareness and a greater focus on sustainable and "green" energy production in GCC countries.
United States
4 Jul 2019
Narrative Reporting: European Commission Publishes Technical Expert Group On Sustainable Finance Report On Climate-Related Disclosures
On 10 January 2019, the Technical Expert Group (TEG) set up by the European Commission ("Commission") to assist in four
European Union
9 May 2019
Federal Infrastructure Law And Policy: 2019 Update
On February 15, President Trump signed H.J. Res. 31, the "Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019," averting a new government shutdown and authorizing appropriations for the remaining unfunded federal
United States
20 Mar 2019
FCA Publishes Discussion Paper On The Disclosure Of Climate Change Risks By Listed Companies
On 15 October 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a discussion paper proposing changes to the disclosure of climate change risks by listed companies.
31 Jan 2019
UK Regulator Considers Potential Regulatory Refinements For Climate Change
On October 15, 2018, the U.K. FCA published a Discussion Paper on climate change and green finance in which it calls for comment on potential changes to its regulatory approach in these areas.
United States
31 Oct 2018
UK Prudential Regulator Consults On Managing Financial Risks From Climate Change
On October 15, 2018, the U.K. PRA published a consultation paper on a draft Supervisory Statement on managing the financial risks from climate change.
30 Oct 2018
Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - Oct 25, 2018 Issue 42/2018
On October 3, 2018, the U.S. Federal Reserve, FinCEN, OCC, FDIC and NCUA released an interagency statement regarding the sharing of Bank Secrecy Act ...
United States
30 Oct 2018
International Task Force Report Shows Momentum Building For Climate-Related Financial Disclosures
On September 26, 2018, the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures issued a status report outlining progress on adoption of the TCFD disclosure recommendations issued in June 2017.
United States
9 Oct 2018
Prudential Regulator Reports On Climate-Related Financial Risks For The UK Banking Sector
On September 26, 2018, the U.K. Prudential Regulation Authority published a report entitled "Transition in thinking: The impact of climate change on the U.K. banking sector."
9 Oct 2018
Financial Regulatory Developments Focus — Issue 39, October 5, 2018
In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal U.S., European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers...
9 Oct 2018
A Carbon Tax Plan Proposal: What Are Its Prospects?
On Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2017, a group of prominent Republicans and business leaders1 from the Climate Leadership Council released a carbon tax proposal entitled "The Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends."
United States
6 Mar 2017
Supreme Court Ruling On Brexit—Implications And Next Steps For The UK Energy Sector
The Supreme Court has given its much anticipated majority ruling1 on whether the UK Government has the power to give notice pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union...
European Union
15 Feb 2017
Maximum Civil Penalties For Violations Of Environmental, Health And Safety Laws Substantially Increased By EPA, OSHA And DOI To Account For Inflation
On August 1, 2016, maximum civil penalties imposed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) increased significantly pursuant to interim final rules these agencies published to implement a little-observed statute called the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments Act Improvements Act of 2015.
United States
19 Sep 2016
The White House Final Greenhouse Gas Guidance Directs Federal Agencies To Consider Climate Change And Greenhouse Gas Emissions Under NEPA
On August 1, 2016, the White House Council on Environmental Quality published its final guidance to federal agencies requiring the consideration of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and effects on climate change when evaluating potential environmental impacts of federal agency action pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
United States
16 Sep 2016
The Potential Effect Of Brexit On UK Environmental Law
The majority of modern environmental legislation in the UK is derived from EU law, either from directives that have been implemented by UK domestic legislation...
United States
14 Sep 2016
Climate Change – The Peabody Settlement And Exxon Mobil Investigation
In 2007, the New York Attorney General served subpoenas on five companies (Peabody Energy, the world's largest private sector coal producer, and four coal-intensive power generating companies) requesting information...
United States
17 May 2016
Shearman & Sterling Lawyers Write Article On Paris Climate Accord
The agreement, signed on December 12, 2015, by the United States and 194 other countries, seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to mitigate the anticipated effects of climate change.
United States
21 Mar 2016
Corporate Climate Change Reporting: Recent Developments
To date, the most significant document at the US federal level calling for corporate climate change disclosure is the 2010 interpretive release issued by the US Securities & Exchange Commission, or SEC.
United States
31 Dec 2015
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