RED III directive approved to move forward with the implementation of renewable energy
The objective is to accelerate energy efficiency, increase the use of renewable energy and reduce emissions in the European Union.
The European Union bans the use of microplastics
To protect the environment and human health from their toxic effects, the EU has restricted the use of synthetic polymer microparticles intentionally added to products.
Spain: The artificial intelligence regulatory "sandbox" has arrived
Spain plans to set up a controlled testing facility to ensure that this technology develops in line with European legislation.
The Government of Mexico calls to bid for the procurement of drilling services for geothermal wells in Baja California, Michoacán and Jalisco
The deadline to submit offers for the five wells located on the two parcels is October 16.
By 31 December 2023, producers must notify how they will meet their container obligations
They will have to choose between an individual scheme or join a collective extended liability scheme.
Spain: The public consultation period has begun for the draft bill regulating the corporate reporting framework on environmental, social and governance issues
El Consejo de Ministros acordó, el pasado 3 de mayo de 2023, iniciar este trámite, que estará disponible hasta el 25 de mayo, de modo que los posibles interesados en el texto del anteproyecto puedan hacer sus aportaciones.
Mexico: Legislative reform on mining and territorial water concessions
On April 28, 2023 the Mexican Senate approved a legislative reform that modified the Mining Law, the Territorial Waters Law and other related environmental laws, proposing major changes to the mining and territorial waters concessions regime.
Mexico: Legal reform to government procurement policies, oversight of public expenditure, and public tenders for the sale of national goods
On April 28 th 2023, the Mexican Senate approved a legislative reform granting the Ministry of Public Function (SFP) powers and authority to concentrate the planning, conduction and surveilling of the procurement of goods, services and public works of all of the federal government entities and agencies, except for Pemex, CFE, the Army and the Navy. Likewise, it was approved an amendment to the National Assets General Law in order to add new rules applicable to public tenders for the sale of federal real estate.
Colombia: Constitutional Court declares articles 66, 67 and 68 of Law No 2195/2022 unconstitutional
On March 27th Colombia’s Constitutional Court issued a press release, in connection with the D-14851 process, declaring the unconstitutionality of articles 66 (incentives relating to leniency programs) and 67 and 68 (new sanctioning regime) of Law No 2195/2022, due to vices during the legislative process of said law.
Mexico City's Circular Economy Law enters into force
On March 1st 2023, Mexico City's Circular Economy Law came into force, which aims to encourage and promote responsible production and consumption habits through reuse, remanufacturing, and recycling.