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Greenhouse gas emissions trading schemes: A global perspective - European Union

by White & Case LLP on

The world's biggest trading scheme sees proposals intended to stabilize the market and links to Switzerland - The European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is the world's first and biggest international emissions...more

Greenhouse gas emissions trading schemes: A global perspective - UK

by White & Case LLP on

EU's trading scheme framework dominates, but Brexit brings uncertainty - As early as 2002, the UK began preparing for international emissions trading. It initiated a pilot emissions trading scheme (UK ETS) in anticipation...more

Airline emissions - what impact will the new global carbon offset and reduction scheme have on the current European Emissions...

by DLA Piper on

An agreement to curb the impact of commercial aviation on climate change has been struck by 191 states attending the 39th International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Assembly in Montreal. The Carbon Offset and Reduction...more

The White House Final Greenhouse Gas Guidance Directs Federal Agencies to Consider Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On August 1, 2016, the White House Council on Environmental Quality published its final guidance to federal agencies requiring the consideration of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and effects on climate change when evaluating...more

The potential impact of Brexit on the EU Emission Trading System and future UK climate policy

by Reed Smith on

Through the referendum held on 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to end its membership of the EU. Although the timeframe for withdrawal under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty limits the window for negotiations to two...more

Russian Legislation Update: May 2016

by White & Case LLP on

Currency Control - On 13 April the Government adopted Resolution No. 300 regarding, among other things, currency control bodies. Due to the abolishment of the Federal Service for Fiscal and Budgetary Supervision,...more

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

by Reed Smith on

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

by Burr & Forman on

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

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

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

by Foley Hoag LLP on

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

by DLA Piper on

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

by Reed Smith on

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

by Reed Smith on

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

by Reed Smith on

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

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