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Environment: The year ahead

Overview

The year ahead presents a series of challenges and opportunities for the development of environmental law across Europe.

Notably, the Paris Agreement came into effect on 4 November 2016 and is now binding upon the signatory countries. The European signatory countries will therefore be focusing their efforts on preparing and implementing their plans to meet their Nationally Determined Contributions in accordance with the Agreement. How countries go about this will be key for 2017.