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Australia
Jones Day
Australia's Copyright Act allows for various "fair dealing" defenses that set out defined categories of acceptable uses of copyrighted work.
McCullough Robertson
A circular economy rejects a 'take-make-dispose' model of production and consumption for a 'reuse-repair-recycle' model.
Travis Schultz & Partners
Summary of efforts towards reducing, reusing & recycling. Small steps done by a lot add up to significant change for all.
Belgium
Jones Day
The judgment is regarded as groundbreaking in several ways.
Canada
Langlois lawyers, LLP
On June 28, 2021, the Minister of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change announced in a press release the adoption of the Regulation respecting the traceability of excavated contaminated soils...
Siskinds LLP
On February 26, 2020, Bill C-230, a private member's bill, was introduced by Nova Scotia MP Lenore Zann to seek environmental justice in Canada.
Langlois lawyers, LLP
Le 28 juin 2021, le ministre de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques a annoncé par voie de communiqué de presse...
McMillan LLP
Last fall, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change announced the federal government's next steps towards achieving a plastic waste-free Canada.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently released its decision in Yahey v British Columbia, 2021.
Langlois lawyers, LLP
In August 2019, several amendments to the Land Protection and Rehabilitation Regulation ("LPRR") and the Regulation respecting contaminated soil storage and contaminated soil transfer stations ("CSSTS") came into force.
European Union
Jones Day
The European Union ("EU") recently adopted "Regulation (EU) 2021/1119 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 June 2021 establishing the framework for achieving climate neutrality".
Germany
White & Case
The German Federal Constitutional Court Orders the German Legislator to Set Clear CO2 Emission Reduction Goals Beyond 2030.
Hong Kong
Mayer Brown
On 20 July 2021, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) issued draft guidelines (the Draft Guidelines) on the management of climate-related risks by authorised institutions (AIs).
Ireland
Arthur Cox
The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021 has been signed into law committing the State to 2030 and 2050 targets for reducing greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions...
Grant Thornton
Recent natural disasters, such as the catastrophic and tragic flooding in Germany and neighbouring countries are making it increasingly difficult to ignore the new reality of ...
New Zealand
Wynn Williams Lawyers
The purpose of environmental limits is to protect ecological integrity of the natural environment and/or human health.
Uganda
ENSafrica
Ugandan lawmakers' decision to pass the National Climate Change Bill to cut greenhouse gas emissions has been welcomed by climate change activists.
UK
Jones Day
The Climate Change Act 2008 requires the UK government to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions by 2050.
Wedlake Bell
Most would agree the planet is endangered by climate change. Governments worldwide are taking action. None more so than the UK Government with its legislative changes...
Hill Dickinson
As the drive to decarbonise shipping gains increasing momentum, and as incentives and pressure on shipowners to operate more efficient and greener ships mounts,
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