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European Commission releases a new plastics strategy

A look at the European Commission's ambitious proposal which aims to ensure all plastic packaging is reusable or recyclable by 2030.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 22 January 2018 | Practice Area: Business of law

New regulations relating to the establishment of the statement of natural and technological risks

This article looks at a new form which modifies the information to be provided by the seller or lessor when a Technological Risk Prevention Plan has been established.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 18 January 2018 | Practice Area: Statutory Duty and Liability

UK government launches 25-year environment plan

An article detailing the UK government's recently released 25-year environment plan.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 17 January 2018 | Practice Area: Environmental Taxes

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What is the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and how does it affect US public companies?

Recent years have seen a rise in voluntary reporting of environment, social responsibility and governance policies and performance by US public companies. This article looks at the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, one of several initiatives to create a sustainability disclosure framework.

Law Firm: Baker McKenzie | Published: 30 September 2014 | Practice Area: Conservation

New mandatory energy assessment scheme for big businesses: key points to be aware of

The Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme is the UK Government’s implementation of a requirement of the Energy Efficiency Directive regarding energy audits, and requires energy assessments to be carried out every four years for large businesses. Eversheds sets out the key points to be aware of.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 21 August 2014 | Practice Area: Conservation

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A lasting impact - senior in-house lawyers on the rising relevance of sustainable business

The issue of sustainability has risen to prominence in boardrooms around the world, presenting real opportunities for in-house lawyers to make valuable commercial contributions beyond purely legal issues. This set-piece report is based on insight from more than 60 GCs and senior in-house lawyers.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 03 June 2014 | Practice Area: Conservation

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Sentencing guidelines for environmental offences - greater scrutiny and bigger fines

The Sentencing Guidelines for Environmental Offences have now been published and will be in use in courts in England and Wales from 1 July this year. They are likely to lead to larger fines for corporate offenders, with fine ranges up to £3m - in this briefing, Eversheds looks at the details.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 30 May 2014 | Practice Area: Mining

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US renewable energy project litigation - lessons from 2013

Renewable energy developers continue to have an excellent track record of defeating project challenges in the US. Latham looks at key trends in renewable energy project litigation, examines some of 2013's notable cases and suggests successful strategies for avoiding or overcoming litigation.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 02 April 2014 | Practice Area: Construction

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New planning practice guidance - 'simpler, clearer and easier for people to use'?

The UK Government is reforming the planning system to make it "simpler, clearer and easier for people to use", and has issued new planning practice guidance. Developers and their agents should carefully consider the new guidance, as it will inform future planning decisions, as Nabarro explains.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 01 April 2014 | Practice Area: Commercial Property

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Can a so-called 'legal block' stop the UK shale gas play in its tracks?

Last year Greenpeace launched a campaign to challenge the fracking industry, citing English law that states a person's ownership of land on the surface also extends to the land beneath. Could the refusal of landowners to give permission for drilling beneath their land frustrate the UK shale play?

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 19 March 2014 | Practice Area: Renewables

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