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Global Environment Newsletter - Spring 2015

11 May 2015

The Spring edition of our Global Environment Newsletter covers the following topics:

  • International: Climate Change Agreement negotiations continue: mixed success so far on further state commitments for emissions reductions
  • EU: 1 June 2015 deadline for new classification, labelling and packaging rules
  • Australia: Is ethical investment back on the agenda?
  • Belgium: Urban planning and environmental permits integrated into one single permit in Belgium's Flemish Region
  • Spain: Amendments to guarantee requirements under the environmental liability regime in Spain: more flexibility is given to operators and site owners
  • The Netherlands: Soil remediation in The Netherlands: enhanced possibilities to coordinate remediation of sites polluted by more than one source
  • UK: A change in environmental impact assessment thresholds: fewer residential, urban and industrial estate developments will be subject to EIA but more legal challenges may arise
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