Europe

Europe, France, Litigation, Netherlands, Policy & Regulation, UK, US
February 23, 2024

In Brief: Zalando to remove sustainability references; Chicago sues Big Oil over climate risk deception

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Ineos chemical plant port of Antwerp
Europe, Industrials, Litigation
February 22, 2024

NGOs file new legal claim against Belgian ethane cracker

Allegations of potential cross-border pollution and an incomplete environmental impact assessment underlie new attempt to halt plastics project
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Energy, EU, Europe, Food & Farming, Policy & Regulation, Transport, US
February 16, 2024

In Brief: JPMAM and SSGA exit CA100+; IEA to set up security programme for critical minerals

The latest ESG policy and regulatory news JPMorgan Asset Management and State Street Global Advisors have confirmed to the Financial Times that they are leaving...
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EU, Europe, Litigation, Policy & Regulation, UK
February 9, 2024

In Brief: London Metal Exchange sued over ‘dirty metals’ trade; SFDR review seen as lacking co-ordination

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Solar panel farm
Clean Tech, EU, Europe, Policy & Regulation
February 7, 2024

EU agrees Net Zero Industry Act

The EU hopes the NZIA will boost investment in clean technologies and reduce the union’s reliance on imports, notably from China
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EU, Europe, Policy & Regulation
February 6, 2024

EU says proposal for 90% emissions cut by 2040 provides ‘investment predictability’

The European Commission has proposed reducing EU greenhouse gas emissions by 90% by 2040, but environmental campaigners are concerned about the focus on carbon capture...
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EU, Europe, Policy & Regulation, UK
January 26, 2024

In Brief: EU parliament votes to delay sector-specific ESRS; UN special rapporteur slams UK handling of climate protestors

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Toyota cars in showroom and logo
Europe, Policy & Regulation, Transport
January 26, 2024

Toyota’s ‘electrified’ campaign is ‘textbook case of greenwashing’, consumer watchdog says

Consumer watchdog Ekō has accused leading car retailer Toyota of greenwashing by labelling hybrid vehicles as ‘electrified’, but Toyota insists the label is accurate
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Europe, Policy & Regulation, UK, US
January 19, 2024

In Brief: EU discusses economic governance reforms; Australia proposes mandatory climate disclosure legislation

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EU, Europe, Policy & Regulation
January 16, 2024

What’s in store for EU climate policy in 2024?

With EU elections five months away, the bloc’s legislative process is expected to slow down. However, Poland’s new government and Hungary’s holding of the council presidency could shift power dynamics...
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Europe, Litigation, Policy & Regulation, Sector Focus
January 3, 2024

How sustainability obligations are being incorporated into contractual agreements

Increasing due diligence legislation and sustainability rules have led to ESG clauses becoming more prevalent in commercial contracts – but the development is also giving rise to more disputes
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