Climate change and the legislation covering this phenomenon has a direct effect on the activity of businesses. In this context, being aware of the most important legal aspects that can affect companies from every possible angle is essential. This is what can make the difference and bring about real changes in the way in which measures are implemented. Experts from Garrigues in all the main practice areas of law offer their view on the subject and share the trends that we are witnessing both locally and globally.
3D printing can have a positive impact on the environment: it reduces manufacturing waste, lowers the carbon footprint and supports the circular economy. The European Commission has been called on to look at creating a legal framework that would minimize the risks stemming from improper use of this technology, but without hampering its development.
On November 11, 2019 the Official State Gazette published Royal Decree-law 15/2019, of November 8, 2019, adopting urgent measures for the organization in Spain of the 25th United Nationals Climate Change summit.
Madrid is currently hosting COP25, the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Yet this climate conference is closely associated with Latin America: Brazil was the original host for the summit, but those plans were changed. Chile then stepped in and, although it could not ultimately host, it still holds presidency of the conference. While the COP21 brought an agreement on the Paris Agreement “rulebook” and the countries pledged to work toward keeping this century’s global temperature rise below 2° Celsius, in Madrid leaders are tasked with fleshing out the measures needed to reach the agreed climate goals. Garrigues, which has a broad presence in Latin America, has compiled this summary of the climate plans in place in the different countries in the region.