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.
Achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 is the central goal of European environmental policies in the coming years. With this in mind, the Portuguese government recently approved the Carbon Neutrality Roadmap 2050, establishing the main vectors of decarbonisation to be implemented, mainly in the electricity and mobility industries.
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.