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15 August 2019
Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has advised global private markets investment manager Partners Group on its investment into the AU$500 million Bango Wind Farm project in New South Wales, Australia.
13 August 2019
Conservation covenants are to be introduced in an attempt to provide relevant parties with a new legal tool for the conservation of nature and to facilitate sustainable development. The proposed scheme creates a new private-law right, allowing the enforcement of...
13 August 2019
The Government has published its plans for implementation of "biodiversity net gain" in the planning system in a response to consultation. Developers will be required to assess potential development sites against a standardised biodiversity metric...
31 July 2019
The severe warnings on climate change starkly documented by the IPCC report and others demonstrate why urgent action to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement is needed. The public, governments and legislators are taking notice and taking action. Much of the legislative...
26 July 2019
In this article, we discuss the emerging demand from investors for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) financing and its potential effects for stakeholders in the leveraged finance market. Increasingly, investors want to know that their capital is contributing...
16 July 2019
Italy’s cannabis market has been booming since December 2016, when Law 242 regulating hemp cultivation and production entered into force ("Law 242"). While Law 242 governs the cultivation of the hemp plants it does not address other implications...
10 July 2019
Following a targeted review of the Equator Principles (EPs), the Equator Principles Association has published a draft of the fourth iteration of the EPs (EPIV). Subject to further consultation, EPIV will broaden the scope of the EPs to cover a wider range of loans,...
3 July 2019
The EU institutions have agreed ambitious new measures to tackle marine litter, by limiting the use of the single-use plastic products that are most often found along Europe's beaches. Products made from oxo-degradable plastic and lost and abandoned fishing...
28 June 2019
The recently published Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (TEG) reports and EU Commission Guidelines elaborate the next phase in the implementation of the EU’s Sustainable Finance Action Plan. On 18 June 2019 TEG published its final technical...
17 June 2019
The UK Government has committed to reducing UK Greenhouse Gas emissions to net zero by 2050, following the recent recommendations of the advisory Climate Change Committee. However, significant uncertainty about detailed implementation remains.