Some Latin American countries have seemed reluctant to incorporate in their domestic laws the measures proposed by of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (the Escazú Agreement). We provide an overview of the current position of Chile, Colombia, Peru, Mexico and Brazil in respect of this international treaty, signed on March 4 2018 in Costa Rica, and due to enter into force on April 22 2021.
On January 21, 2021, the President of the Republic of Poland signed the Act on the Promotion of Electricity Generation in Offshore Wind Farms (Offshore Act), which is expected to give momentum to the Polish renewable energy industry and form part of Poland's energy security system.
The Official Gazette of the Federation has published, on April 13, 2020, the decree amending various provisions of the Law on Dumping in Mexican Marine Areas.
Although pledges were secured, many are disappointed with the outcome of this climate summit because it failed to achieve the objectives set for it.
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 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.
On October 1, 2019, the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) published an agreement laying out the preliminary terms for setting up a pilot program for the emissions trading system, to be run at no cost to participants.
On January 22, an environmental protection bill came before the Chilean Congress that would set stiffer penalties for environmental crimes and grant the Chilean environmental authority more oversight and prosecution powers.a
Climate change is no longer simply a corporate social responsibility issue. It will have the same impact on boards’ members, organization and decisions as privacy or cybersecurity, for example.
What exactly is a green loan? The term is being used in banking and finance news, in which the common denominator is the funding of renewable energy, energy efficiency, prevention and control of contamination, 'clean' transport and other projects related to environmental sustainability.