Stephen Webb

Stephen Webb

DLA Piper

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The Paris Agreement: What it means for business

The Paris Agreement on climate change is unprecedented in its scope, will define the global economy of the 21st century, and has immediate impact on businesses around the world. 196 countries have agreed to hold the...more

6/29/2016 - Climate Change Energy Sector Global Economy Paris Agreement UNFCCC

A CHANGE OF CLIMATE COP21 debrief from Paris - Key take-aways and how businesses can get involved (Asia Pacific)

Since the momentous Paris Agreement was officially adopted in the final weeks of 2015, there have been many celebrations and comments made globally. Before COP21, we sent you our predictions for the Paris Agreement and...more

1/18/2016 - Asia Pacific Climate Change Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) Kyoto Protocol Paris Agreement

The UNFCCC Paris agreement: impressions from the negotiating table for the energy sector – and 10 key points about what comes next

One hundred ninety-five nations and the EU have approved the Paris Agreement, an unprecedented climate change accord that provides a broad framework for reducing global warming through international cooperation, adapting to...more

12/21/2015 - Climate Change Energy Sector Greenhouse Gas Emissions Paris Agreement UNFCCC

Carbon Markets and Renewable Energy Update (Australia): Insights from Inside the Paris Climate Negotiations - Remaining Challenges...

As the government teams at COP21 in Paris go into overdrive, the temperature is beginning to rise in the negotiations and while all hopes are firmly set on a successful outcome, there is a considerable way to go on a number...more

12/11/2015 - Australia Carbon Emissions Climate Change France Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy and Climate Change Update

International negotiations on climate change have been ramping up. It is looking increasingly likely that a new global treaty on climate change will be concluded by the end of the year in Paris. Based on the current state...more

11/5/2015 - Australia China Climate Change Energy Policy Energy Projects Energy Sector Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) International Finance Kyoto Protocol Paris Agreement Renewable Energy Strategic Planning UNFCCC

Renewable Energy In The Asia Pacific: A Legal Overview - 3RD EDITION (with specific 2014 additions)

It is rare to find a government in the Asia Pacific region that is not willing to promote their nation’s “push for renewables” amidst an increasingly carbon constrained world. Behind closed doors, governments are well aware...more

4/24/2015 - Asia Pacific Australia China Climate Change Electricity Feed-in-Tariffs Foreign Investment Hydropower India Indonesia Japan Kyoto Protocol Malaysia New Zealand North Korea Philippines Renewable Energy Singapore Solar Energy South Korea Thailand Vietnam Wind Power

Doing Business in Australia

With strong economic fundamentals, a positive outlook, proximity and strong trade links with some of the world’s most dynamic economies, Australia offers a wealth of opportunities for global investors and multinational...more


Renewable Energy In The Asia Pacific: A Legal Overview (3RD EDITION (with specific 2014 additions))

It is rare to find a government in the Asia Pacific region that is not willing to promote their nation’s “push for renewables” amidst an increasingly carbon constrained world. Behind closed doors, governments are well aware...more

10/2/2014 - Asia Pacific Australia Climate Change Electricity Energy Energy Projects Foreign Investment Kyoto Protocol Oil & Gas Renewable Energy

Special Economic Zones For The Maldives

The Maldives has taken a significant step towards attracting foreign investment and diversifying the economy through its recent passing of the Special Economic Zone Act (Act No. 24/2014) (SEZ Act). The Act has now commenced...more


Myanmar's Third Special Economic Zone

Myanmar has joined a host of nations in the Asia-Pacific region that have been turning to SEZs to stimulate foreign investment in certain sectors, create jobs and free investors from more burdensome local regulatory...more

9/18/2014 - Asia Economic Development Foreign Investment Special Economic Zones

Solar PV Projects In China

BACKGROUND - China has one of the largest markets of renewables in the world and has rich solar resources across its territory. Although China has been initially slow in developing its own solar market, the start of...more

10/14/2013 - China Feed-in-Tariffs Renewable Energy Solar Energy Subsidies

Asia Pactific: Renewable Energy & Climate Change Group

In This Issue: - Renewable Energy Sector Overview – Asia Pacific - Japan’s renewable energy feed-in tariff regime - South African REIPP Programme – Lessons Learned To Date - Tariffs Kick-Start Japanese...more

9/17/2013 - Clean Energy Climate Change Energy Japan Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy In The Asia Pacific - A Legal Overview

Governments across the Asia Pacific region are continuing the push for greater renewable energy contributions to domestic electricity demand. While the deal flow has been lower than expected over the last six months, there...more

8/28/2013 - Energy Environmental Policies Kyoto Protocol Renewable Energy

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