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Australia
Herbert Smith Freehills
The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (EPA) commenced consultation last week on greenhouse gas and culture and heritage guidance for assessing proposals likely to have a significant...
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Key upcoming conference & important reports likely to impact the future of biodiversity regulation across Australia.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Run down of the biodiversity policies of the major political parties for the 2022 election.
Herbert Smith Freehills
The recent Australian Federal election has resulted in a change of government. While the votes continue to be counted and the final constitution of our Parliament is not yet certain...
Stacks Law Firm
Litigation over impacts of climate change and duty of care on the rise. Sharma case discussed.
Kennedys
Current global movement in the CL jurisdictions to use the system to evoke change & to develop a climate change jurisprudence.
Brazil
Koury Lopes Advogados
Foi publicado hoje no Diário Oficial da União o Decreto 11.075/2022, que estabelece os procedimentos para a elaboração dos Planos Setoriais de Mitigação das Mudanças Climáticas...
Canada
McLennan Ross LLP
On May 10, 2022, the Alberta Court of Appeal ("Court") rendered its long awaited opinion on the constitutional validity of the Impact Assessment Act, RSC 2019 c.28 s-1...
McMillan LLP
On May 10, 2022, the Alberta Court of Appeal in Reference re. Impact Assessment Act ruled that the federal Impact Assessment Act (the "IAA") and the related Physical Activities Regulations, SOR/2019-285, (the "Regulations") are unconstitutional.
CLC (Canadian Litigation Counsel)
The recent Paramount Resources Ltd v Grey Owl Engineering Ltd, 2022 ABQB 333 decision released by Justice Kachur has provided much needed clarification on the competing objectives of the Limitations Act RSA 2000.
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
On June 29, 2021, thermometers reached 49.6° C in Lytton, British Columbia, the hottest temperature ever recorded in Canada. The following day a wildfire, stoked by drought conditions and 70 km/h winds...
MLT Aikins LLP
The IAA and its regulations govern the federal assessment of projects. The IAA was introduced in 2019's Bill C-69 to replace the previous federal environmental assessment legislation — the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.
Gowling WLG
A recent decision by a majority of the Alberta Court of Appeal held that the Impact Assessment Act is ultra vires Parliament.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
On May 10, 2022, the Court of Appeal of Alberta (Court) issued its opinion in Reference re Impact Assessment Act (2022 ABCA 165) whereby the majority of the Court determined...
Cassels
On May 11, 2022, the Alberta Court of Appeal held in a reference case that the Impact Assessment Act (IAA) and its accompanying Physical Activities Regulations are unconstitutional.
Cayman Islands
Ocorian
We are big supporters of keep the sea plastic-free, and we are donating US$10,000 to an incredible feat for an incredible cause.
China
JunHe Law Office
NGOs and ESG are two hot topics these days. An NGO refers to a non-governmental organization. In 2017, China promulgated the Law on Administration of Domestic Activities of Overseas NGOs in China...
European Union
Jones Day
On April 5, 2022, the EU Commission proposed two new regulations to restrict the emission and use of highly potent greenhouse gases, which heavily contribute to global warming...
AlixPartners
While much of the development of ESG can be attributed to demands by investors and consumers, regulations are emerging to put requirements around companies' stated ESG-reported outcomes.
Castren & Snellman Attorneys
Sustainability has long been a hot topic. Sustainable finance means business activities within the financial sector that promote sustainable development goals.
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