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What to expect when you’re not expecting: Anticipating the outcome of the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference

The 21st Conference of the Parties (“COP”) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (“UNFCCC”) meets in Paris at the end of this year to seek to achieve the vaulted ambition set by the Durban Platform of...more

Clean Power Rule Challenges Will Proceed Sooner or Later, But Its Goal May Already Be Close at Hand

Legal challenges filed almost immediately after President Obama announced the Clean Power Rule may be premature. That is what attorneys for EPA told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently in...more

China’s International and Domestic Climate Change Policies: An Overview Leading up to Paris

In June, China submitted its climate policy pledges to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (“UNFCCC” or “Convention”) for the December 2015 Paris Climate Conference (“COP 21” or the “2015 Paris...more

Foley Hoag Climate Update: July 2015

The previous update outlined the progress that the ten days of formal negotiations in Bonn from 1-11 June 2015 were intended to deliver. This latest update reflects on the outcomes from Bonn, and on the challenges and...more

2014 Lima Climate Change Conference: the lead up to a universal climate change agreement

International climate change negotiations concluded in mid-December in Lima, Peru at the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC or Convention). DLA Piper...more

COP 19 – Day 10 of the Conference

Introduction - The high-level ministerial discussions continued on Wednesday with a focus on trying to reach a consensus as to scaling up finance to the “magic number” of US$100 billion per year by 2020....more

COP18 - Doha 2012: Day 3 of the Conference

Introduction - The discussions continued on Wednesday 28 November 2012 against the backdrop of protests by the Youth Group, demonstrating for an increase in the parties’ ambitions. The Doha Conference: Day Three...more

COP18 - Doha 2012: Day 2 of the Conference

Introduction - With the opening speeches and administrative proceedings complete, the delegates were free to concentrate on the job at hand and the conference opened on “Gender Day” Tuesday 27 November 2012 with a new...more

Oxford Economist Criticizes Europe's Approach to Climate Change in New Book

A book by Oxford Economics Professor, Dieter Helm, is highly critical of the methods being used by European countries to reduce their carbon emissions in an attempt to mitigate the impacts of global climate change....more

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