The United Nations Conference of the Parties has wrapped up their meeting in Paris today, December 11. Most expect the conference to result in a new climate agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol. Over 190 countries belong to the Conference of the Parties (COP). What made this climate agreement different is that every country was expected to make a commitment—of its own choosing—to help keep the globe from warming more than 2o C. Known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC), this approach relies on each government making a commitment to do its part.
Dentons was there, actively helping clients (be they governments or corporations) to do their part—either because they are or will be required to by regulation or because they wish to comply with their own corporate environmental commitments. We are the largest law firm in China, the largest law firm in the world and are present in 50+ countries, including those with the largest greenhouse gas emissions, as well as smaller countries addressing issues resulting from deforestation. If your organization needs to take a global approach to addressing the consequences of the COP commitments, or you are a government wanting insight into how others have introduced environmental regulatory change, we will help.
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