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Article 6 Paris Agreement: talks continue at Bonn climate change conference

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The 60th sessions of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Subsidiary Body for Implementation and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice from 3 to 13 June 2024 in Bonn, Germany (the "Bonn...more


EU Imposes ESG Compliance Requirements for Companies' Supply Chains

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The European Parliament has now approved the “Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive,” which will apply to both EU companies and to non-EU companies doing business in the European Union. (There is a phased...more

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Cadwalader Climate - March 2024

EU Value Chain Due Diligence Directive Not Endorsed - Following four years of attempting to progress and approve the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), the European Council failed to give the...more

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Crosscurrents—European Union Fails to Pass Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive & SEC Bails on Scope 3 Requirements

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Introduction - With the adoption by 196 parties of the Paris Agreement in December 2015, legally binding international climate change arrived. The Paris Agreement requires increasingly aggressive five-year cycles climate...more

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BC Output-Based Pricing System for Carbon Emissions

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On April 1, 2024, the new Output-Based Pricing System (OBPS) will come into force under the Budget Measures Implementation Act, 2023 (Budget 2023).  The OBPS is a new British Columbia (BC) emissions pricing system (although...more

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Singapore’s Carbon Regulations: Paving The Way For The Green Plan 2030

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Recognising the threat of climate change and the importance of sustainable development, Singapore has made a commitment to establishing a robust framework of environmental and climate change laws and regulations – an...more

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COP28: Takeaways for Businesses and Investors

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The 28th United Nations (U.N.) Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28) wrapped up in Dubai in mid-December 2023. This Article summarizes key takeaways and describes the potential implications for businesses and...more

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Singapore Publishes Eligibility List Under the International Carbon Credit Framework

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The Eligibility List sets out the approved host countries, carbon crediting programmes, and methodologies that meet the established Eligibility Criteria in Singapore. On 19 December 2023, the Ministry of Sustainability...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

ESG Job 1? Climate Change. Key Tool? Supply Chain Contracts.

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) encompasses an array of issues so broad that it can seem overwhelming. It includes addressing climate change, eliminating forced labor, preventing exposure to toxic chemicals, and...more

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The European Union Emissions Trading System is on the horizon for the maritime transportation sector

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The European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is coming into effect for the maritime transportation sector on January 1, 2024. Here’s what that means. Background - The EU ETS launched in 2005 and on May 10, 2023...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

COP28: Key Takeaways From the Annual Climate Conference in Dubai

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The first global stocktake, Article 6, carbon markets, new finance pledges, and the loss and damage fund formed the major developments at this year’s conference. Between November 30 and December 12, 2023, Dubai hosted the...more

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EU Legislators Reach Provisional Agreement on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

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After months of discussion – and years of development – on December 14, 2023, the European Council and the Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (“CSDDD”). The...more

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“Transitioning Away” – Vinson & Elkins Examines Key Outcomes Agreed at COP28 and the First Global Stocktake

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The 28th Conference of the Parties (or “COP28”) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (“UNFCCC”) at Expo City in Dubai has ended with an agreement described by COP28 president Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber as “historic”...more

King & Spalding

COP28: Key Takeaways for the Energy Industry

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COP28, the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, came to an end in Dubai on December 13, 2023. The nearly 200 states reached what has been labelled a “historic” agreement...more

Proskauer - Regulatory & Compliance

Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive – initial agreement of final text

On 14 December 2023, there was an initial agreement by the EU Parliament and the EU Council on the final text of the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (“CSDDD”). CSDDD is a significant and impactful piece...more

Proskauer - Regulatory & Compliance

A step closer to SFDR changes under ESAs’ Final Report  

On 4 December 2023 the European Supervisory Authorities (the “ESAs”) published their final report on updating the regulatory technical standards of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (“SFDR Level 2”). The...more

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Does the EU’s Taxonomy Regulation Really Apply to Third-country Issuers? Presenting the Case for a Narrower Interpretation -...

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The first edition of this paper was published on 22 August 2023. Since that date, the European Commission has finalized its guidance indicating that Article 8 of the Taxonomy Regulation and the Disclosures Delegated Act apply...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

COP28 - December 13, 2023 Recap

COP28 - December 13, 2023 Recap - The COP28 Presidency announced early Wednesday that nearly 200 countries had reached an agreement on the text of the Global Stocktake (GST) after two weeks of contentious debate....more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

COP28 - December 11, 2023 Recap

COP28 - December 11, 2023 Recap - The COP28 Presidency released the draft text of the global stocktake (GST), the agreement that will establish a path for nations to meet Paris Agreement targets, as the COP28 conference...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

COP28 - December 5, 2023 Recap

Akin is participating at COP28 and providing regular updates from the conference. COP28 - December 5, 2023 Recap - - A draft of the first Global Stocktake (GST), the document that assesses countries’ progress toward...more

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

UN Environment Programme Report Calls for Disclosure Standards for Non-State Actors

On October 26, 2023, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) published a report with recommendations for linking climate-related actions taken by non-state actors (NSAs) to the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) established by...more

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Report: Asset Owners Increase Intermediate Target Commitments While Decreasing Emissions

According to an annual report published on October 18, 2023, members of the Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance (NZAOA) have stepped up their commitments by setting new intermediate targets in four key areas, i.e., sub-portfolio...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

Long-Awaited Guidelines From Article 6.4 Published Ahead of COP28

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The Supervisory Body published the Methodology Guidance and the Removal Guidance to be presented for discussion in COP28. After two years of discussion, the Supervisory Body (SB) responsible for determining the...more

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Previewing COP28: Opportunities, Challenges and Anticipated Outcomes

The 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has commenced this week in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and will run through December 12, 2023. The UAE is...more

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American Carbon Emissions Fall Again - But to What End?

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Two recent studies show that, by the end of 2023, United States carbon emissions will decrease, despite an expansion in the overall economy of about 2.5 percent. That is, according to the United States Energy Information...more

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