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What is the future for environmental reporting?

By Colleen Theron, Environmental Solicitor and Consultant. There is increasing debate about the future of environmental reporting. This was the focus at the recent GRI Amsterdam Global Conference on Sustainability and Transparency, where leaders in the sustainability sector spent two days looking...

UNFCCC makes major step towards incentivising wetland restoration

By Malcolm Dowden, Solicitor and Environmental Law Consultant Despite widespread disappointment at the outcome of last year’s climate change summit in Copenhagen, quiet but significant progress has been made on issues such as reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) and...

Jenner & Block: Managing Water Risks: Carbon Disclosure Project's Water Disclosure

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block In this Analysis, E. Lynn Grayson discusses the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and examines its first water-related information request. She writes: The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has issued its first water-related information request to 302 of...

The 2010 California Environmental Legislative Recap: Public Policy Paralysis

By Mr. Gary Lucks Get the latest analysis of environmental laws recently passed by the California Legislature. The article, originally published as the Lead Article for the February 2011 issue of the California Environmental Law Reporter (Matthew Bender), includes coverage of 2010 state legislation...

LexisNexis® Environmental Law and Climate Change Community Podcast: Marc Karell on 9 Purely Business Reasons to "Green" Your Company

On this edition, Marc Karell, founder and principal of Climate Change & Environmental Services, discusses some purely business reasons for companies to "go green." Mr. Karell discusses strategies ranging from energy efficiency to the development and branding of green products to corporate...

Worried About Wind?

By Dianne Saxe, Ontario Environmental Lawyer So much misinformation has been spread about wind turbines that many reasonable people don't know what to think. As one reader wrote: "Hi Dianne, ... I wondered if you could direct me to reliable sources on the benefits / risks of Wind Turbines...

The Sustainable Corporation: The New Climate Metric – The Sustainable Corporation and Energy

By Steven Ferrey Introduction: The New Vocabulary A. The Alphabet Starts with "C" "C" is for "carbon," "climate," and "conundrum." The environmental vernacular at the millennium is shifted forever - "carbon footprint," "offsets...

Environmental Initiatives and the Role of the Green Technology Pilot Program

By Sarah M. Wong, Marquette University Law School The United States has entered a heightened state of environmental awareness. America's history of industrialization and consumerism in the early 1900s resulted in the realization that an increasing rate of industrial growth wrought a devastating...

2011 California Environmental Legislative Recap--A Touch More Green

By Mr. Gary Lucks Get the latest analysis of environmental laws recently passed by the California Legislature. The article includes coverage of 2011 state legislation on a variety of topics, such as climate change, air and water quality, energy, the California Environmental Quality Act, land use, sustainability...

Wind Controversy Research Report

By Dianne Saxe, Ontario Environmental Lawyer Here is a link to Renew Canada's 2011 research report, Wind Controversy in Ontario . The report was intended to be a neutral evaluation of the evidence cited by pro and anti-wind groups. According to the Executive Summary: The report examined...

Wind Turbine Control Software Code Lawsuits Winding Their Way Up Through Chinese Appellate Courts

In previous posts ( here and here ), I discussed the IP litigation in China between American Superconductor (AMSC) and Chinese wind energy system maker Sinovel . The of heart of the dispute is AMSC's allegations that Sinovel misappropriated its propietary software code for controlling wind turbines...

New CCCL Paper: Federal “Green” Product Procurement Policy In The U.S.

By Shawna Ganley, CCCL Contributor and Former Visiting Scholar With the recent COP19 in Warsaw showing questionable progress towards a universal climate agreement in 2015 ( as reported previously by CCCL ), government procurement represents an uncontroversial way to achieve greenhouse gas reductions...

Sustainability vs. Competitiveness in the EU

By Teresa Parejo Navajas, Associate Professor of Law (Carlos III University, Spain) Visiting Scholar at the Center for Climate Change Law The EU Strategy 2020, adopted in 2010, is about delivering growth for a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy with more effective investments in education...

Banks Get Involved in Environmental Strategies

Why have some of the largest banks in the world invested large sums of money to environmental and sustainability causes? Why did both Citigroup and Bank of America pledge to invest $50 billion each in alternative energy and conservation projects and – more important – work hard to meet these...