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Deciphering the Australian sustainable finance taxonomy
Insight 14 Jun 2024

As capital and debt sources continue to diversify and decarbonisation becomes entrenched in corporate decision-making, Australia's first sustainable finance taxonomy (the Taxonomy) will be a critical tool in the global push towards sustainable development. ...

Switzerland found to have contravened European Convention on Human Rights in responding to climate change
Insight 13 Jun 2024

The European Court of Human Rights (the ECHR) has recently delivered a decision concerning the human rights impacts of climate change in Verein KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz and Others v Switzerland (European Court of Human Rights, Grand Chamber, Application No 53600/20, 9 April 2024) (Verein). ...

A new era of environmental governance: national agencies and tougher penalties
Insight 07 Jun 2024

Following announcements in April about next steps in the Federal Government's 'Nature Positive' reforms (see our previous Insight here), three Bills have been tabled in Parliament to implement Stage 2 of the three stages of amendments to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1 ...

Government support for critical minerals industry escalates
Insight 27 May 2024

The WA and Federal Governments have recently announced significant funding and regulatory support packages to accelerate the development of Western Australia into a critical minerals powerhouse. ...

Mandatory human rights due diligence in the mainstream – what the CS3D means for companies
Insight 23 May 2024

The EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CS3D) has been approved by the EU Council and EU Parliament and is expected to be formally adopted in coming months. The CS3D will establish a due diligence standard on sustainability issues and create potential legal liability for in-scope co ...

Second stage of EPBC Act reforms announced: draft legislation expected shortly
Insight 18 Apr 2024

Draft legislation is expected to be introduced into Parliament in the coming weeks to create two new national independent bodies: Environment Protection Australia and Environment Information Australia. ...

Mandatory climate-related financial reporting: business implications of the draft legislation
Insight 14 Feb 2024

On 12 January 2024, the Federal Government released the exposure draft of the Treasury Laws Amendment Bill: Climate-related financial disclosure. In this Insight, we explain key elements of the Draft Legislation, including areas of uncertainty that have been raised in submissions to government. ...

What is the future for natural gas in Australia?

Webinar: What is the future for natural gas in Australia? ...

TNFD Recommendations to prompt a step change in nature risk management and disclosure
Insight 10 Oct 2023

The Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures recommendations (the TNFD Recommendations) provide a means to standardise nature-related risk management and reporting, and to capitalise on nature-related opportunities. ...