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Conservation Covenants and their potential future use by Developers

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...

New Planning Requirements for Biodiversity Net Gain

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...

Lawful sale of Cannabis light in Italy: Is it going up in smoke?

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...

Draft Changes to Equator Principles Published

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,...

EU agrees new rules on plastics

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...

Government commits to 'Net Zero by 2050' Target

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.