DLA Piper: Climate Change Update – Australian Carbon Pricing Mechanism Takes Shape

By Mark Beaufoy and Laura Schuijers July 1 marked the first day of the first compliance year under Australia's carbon pricing mechanism (CPM). Entities liable under the CPM will need to record and report their covered greenhouse gas emissions. The threshold emissions level for an entity to be...

DLA Piper: U.S., China Reach Landmark Climate Accord

By Andrew Schatz and Catherine Campbell In a historic move that adds life to international climate negotiations, the US and China have jointly committed to undertake significant actions to combat climate change. As announced by President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, the United...