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EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan - What you need to know

28 March 2018


The European Commission recently unveiled its strategy for reforming the EU financial system to support its climate and sustainable development agenda. Announced on 8 March, "Action Plan: Financing Sustainable Growth" builds on many of the recommendations...

Brexit - what does the transition agreement mean?

23 March 2018


On Friday 23 March 2018, the EU announced that agreement in principle had been reached on a transition (or 'implementation') period running from the UK's withdrawal from the EU on 29 March 2019 to the end of 2020, during which the UK would retain access...

The UK's approach to Brexit transition

23 February 2018


The UK government has issued a response to the EU's proposals on how any transition period should apply. For the most part, the texts are broadly aligned. The UK government's text builds on the draft text in the European Commission's position paper...

Global Environment Newsletter - Winter 2017/18 edition

19 December 2017


Welcome to the Winter edition of our Global Environment newsletter. This edition covers the following topics: EU:  Conflict Minerals Regulation Adopted: EU imposes new rules to ensure supply chains do not use minerals from conflict affected areas EU: Best...

Brexit: sufficient progress, but to where?

8 December 2017


"Sufficient progress" has been declared. The UK-EU announcement on 8 December 2017 marks a significant step, and one that the UK government was under huge pressure to make. The guarantee of no border checks between the Republic of Ireland and Northern...

Emissions Trading: EU And UK Seek To Mitigate Brexit 'Cliff Edge'

9 November 2017


EU Institutions and the UK Government have made separate proposals in relation to the EU Emissions Trading System for dealing with the immediate consequences of the UK leaving the EU in March 2019 and minimising the impact of a "cliff edge departure". ...

Greening the Financial System

8 November 2017


The need to mobilise green, climate smart, environmentally friendly financing is racing at speed up the agenda of regulators, governments and the institutional investor and financial communities globally. Whilst the commitment in the Paris Agreement to hold global...

Developing Decentralised Energy Systems for Urban Real Estate Schemes

6 November 2017


New urban real estate developments are increasingly sourcing their energy from decentralised energy systems rather than from connections to the national grid networks. This briefing sets out some of the key features and legal and regulatory issues involved with...

The UK Clean Growth Strategy - New Energy and Carbon Reporting Rules

19 October 2017


The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published proposals for streamlining corporate energy and carbon reporting. These proposals form a part of the renewed focus on energy efficiency contained in the Government's new Clean...