Climate change

12-04-2019
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.
11-29-2019
On December 2 the twenty-fifth Climate Summit begins in Madrid. The meeting takes place at a time when the European Union is promoting specific measures to fulfil the commitments acquired in the Paris Agreement, and Spain has set in motion the Strategic Energy and Climate Framework.
11-22-2019
Disputes related to environmental matters are frequent in the context of investor-state arbitration and are likely to increase in years to come. Claims vary from alleged breaches by host states because of environmental permit denials to counterclaims from states for alleged breaches by investors of their environmental obligations.