This newsletter links to media releases, reports, cases and laws relating to planning, environment and sustainability.
Explanation of changes effected by amendments to EP&A Regulation and the introduction of the COVID Act.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Discussion about deferral of Victorian environmental laws & what this means for industry.
Amendments made to critical statutory timeframes under the EPA Act 1979 are outlined and considered.
Langlois lawyers, LLP
Dans le cadre de nos derniers articles, nous interpellions les membres des conseils d'administration sur leur rôle en ce temps de crise et, notamment, sur la valeur ajoutée qu'ils devraient apporter pour préparer l'après-crise.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In the recent decision of British Columbia Attorney General v Quinsam Coal Corporation, 2020 BCSC 640 (Quinsam), the British Columbia Supreme Court (the Court)...
On May 20, 2020, applications for LEEFF opened and further details regarding the program were announced.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In December, 2019, the Ontario Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks revoked the Renewable Energy Approval ("REA") issued for the construction and operation of the Nation Rise Wind Farm.
RIELA (the Inter-American Network of Specialists in Environmental Legislation) is a network of independent law firms providing for the exchange of professional information about the local and regional practice.....
Langlois lawyers, LLP
By paying even the slightest attention to current events, one can see that major ethical issues are being reported in the media and simultaneously judged by public opinion.
Bennett Jones LLP
Effective June 1, 2020, the Government of Alberta is rescinding A Coal Development Policy for Alberta, also known as the 1976 Coal Policy.
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
Pieridae Energy Limited (Pieridae) announced that it had acquired all of Shell Canada Energy's (Shell) midstream and upstream properties and assets in the southern Alberta Foothills for $190 million.
JunHe Law Office
On March 3, 2020, the General Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the General Office of the State Council jointly issued Guiding Opinions on Establishing the Modern Environmental Governance System, ...
On 29 April 2020, the European Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, announced that the European Commission will develop legislation that would require EU companies to carry out human rights and environmental due diligence.
The three European Supervisory Authorities, EBA, EIOPA and ESMA, (collectively the "ESAs") have published a Consultation Paper on 23 April 2020 (the "Consultation") seeking responses to proposed environmental, social and governance ...
Courts around the world are increasingly becoming forums to mobilise action by governments and organisations on climate change, where domestic legislation and policy-making falls short.
‘Do not harm the environment; Do not harm the water and flora; Earth is my mother, I am her son; May the waters remain fresh, do not harm the waters… Tranquility be to the atmosphere, to the earth, to the waters, to the crops and to the vegetation'
Going green is not an option but necessary for continuous survival of human existence. Building a way forward to a green future is a 21st century imperative.
The amendments brought to the Environment Protection Act, 2002 under the COVID-19 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2020 mainly concern the implementation of temporary measures in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact.
BCL Solicitors LLP
BCL partner Richard Reichman has been quoted in an article from ENDS Report titled ‘Reg 61: The information request pitfalls to avoid'...