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Increasing climate litigation and shareholder action expected
Insight 26 May 2020

There is a growing trend for legal action against corporates, particularly energy companies and financial firms. Many commentators, including former Chief Justice French, have predicted a continued rise in climate change litigation in Australia. ...

Voluntary schemes and soft law
Insight 26 May 2020

The term 'soft law' refers to rules, principles or guidelines that are not themselves legally binding, but nonetheless play an important role in promoting compliance with certain standards of behaviour. Rules of 'soft law' can often act as a precursor to the emergence of 'hard law'. ...

The big picture: Australia's commitments under the Paris Agreement
Insight 26 May 2020

In December 2015, the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (the UNFCCC) adopted a landmark agreement to combat climate change and to take steps to shift their economies towards a sustainable, low carbon future (the Paris Agreement). ...

10 key things you need to know about proposed changes to the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (WA)
Insight 24 Apr 2020

We summarise the 10 (or so) key things you need to know about the reforms proposed in the Environmental Protection Amendment Bill 2020 (WA). ...

WA EPA greenhouse gas emissions guideline finalised
Insight 17 Apr 2020

The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority ( EPA ) has released its finalised Greenhouse Gas Emissions Environmental Factor Guideline ( GHG Guideline ). The final GHG Guideline dials ...

Linklaters Insights: UK - At a glance: governance and risk December 2019/January 2020
Insight 31 Jan 2020

This latest guide looks at developments at the end of last year and the beginning of 2020. It covers: Brexit and the transition, final-form recommendations for audit and auditor reform, new stewardship obligations for investors, tougher new anti-money laundering rules, FRC guidance for this year's annual reports and Section 172 statements, the extension of the FCA's Senior Manager regime, market abuse, ESG and climate, private equity reporting, transparency of ownership of UK real estate and late payment. ...

NSW Government to prohibit scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions conditions
Insight 25 Oct 2019

Conditions of development consent regulating scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions outside Australia will be prohibited under proposed legislation introduced into the NSW Parliament. The draft legislation forms part of a package of measures announced by the Deputy Premier to provide certainty for mining investment, which includes continuing the previously announced review of the Independent Planning Commission (IPC). ...

Latest coal mine decision concludes scope 3 emissions are the end customer's responsibility
Insight 14 Oct 2019

The Rix's Creek Continuation Project has been approved by the NSW Independent Planning Commission only weeks after the refusal of the Bylong Coal Project. In its approval of Rix's Creek, the Commission accepted that scope 3 emissions are the responsibility of the end customer for coal exports. This conclusion significantly departs from the position taken by the differently constituted Commission on Bylong. ...

Climate change features again in latest coal mine refusal
Insight 26 Sep 2019

Last week the NSW Independent Planning Commission (IPC) refused development consent for the Bylong Coal Project (Project). ...

Class actions and emerging issues
Insight 30 Jul 2019

The nature of Australia's class action landscape has fundamentally changed since the outset of the regimes. ...

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