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".
Marks & Clerk
Coming a week before the UN COP26 conference in Glasgow, and produced under the guidance of the Net Zero Innovation Board, the framework sets out research and innovation priority areas...
We take a look at the opportunities for reducing emissions and government recommendations for industry, as well as some of the forerunner projects in carbon capture, carbon recycling, and hydrogen production.
In November 2021 the UK will host COP26, the UN's international climate summit. More than 190 world leaders will arrive in Scotland, along with tens of thousands of negotiators, government representatives...
Mills & Reeve
Sustainability, net zero, ESG. All topics that are (or should be) at the top of every organisation's agenda. But many are confused about what they should be doing and indeed what is ESG.
Gatehouse Chambers' Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Team hosted a #Brew on the Animals Act in September 2021. Henry Slack, Jasmine Murphy and Emma Woods discuss the latest decisions on the key battle grounds of:
On 9 July 2021, Canterbury Crown Court imposed a record £90 million fine on Southern Water after the water and sewerage company admitted widespread and long term breaches of environmental law.
Trowers & Hamlins
The strongest businesses are those fit for the challenges of today but crucially with the flexibility, strength and resilience to thrive whatever the future may bring.
The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Sixth Assessment Report ("IPCC Report"), published on 9 August 2021, delivered the starkest warning to date that human activity is responsible for ...
On 11 May 2021, the Queen gave the Queen's Speech to mark the State Opening of Parliament and outline the government's legislative programme for the new parliamentary session.
For years, the UK's environmental law and policies were guided and monitored by the European Union. Brexit is the driver for redrawing the environmental framework after decades of...
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
"We have to hurry, we have to get faster in the fight against climate change." Those were the words of Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, after surveying the devastation caused by record floods in western Germany in early July.
This post will be of interest to anyone who is seeking to carry out, or object to, development on land or within territorial seas in England.
The climate crisis, a problem that once took the form of abstract temperature charts and projections, is now a dizzying parade of broken meteorological records and natural disasters.
The Climate Change Act 2008 requires the UK government to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions by 2050.
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...
As the drive to decarbonise shipping gains increasing momentum, and as incentives and pressure on shipowners to operate more efficient and greener ships mounts,
J A Kemp LLP
Aside from the achievements in the sporting events, Tokyo 2020 is noteworthy for the spotlight it put on sustainability. Symbolic items – podiums, torches, medals – were made using recycled materials.
Much has been going on over a hot summer of ESG (incidentally, July is reported to have been the world's hottest month ever recorded).
Recent decisions issued by German, Dutch, Australian and Belgian courts regarding climate change have placed energy transition in the spotlight