In the latest of the Garrigues Sustainable Dialogs webinars, the director general of the Spanish Climate Change Agency, Valvanera Ulargui, has reviewed the conclusions of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), in which she took part, analyzing outcomes versus expectations. She draws an optimistic conclusion.
G-advisory, Garrigues’ consulting arm offering technical, economic and strategic advice on energy and ESG matters has rebranded its visual identity to align with new market demands. The new image, heavily centered around the color green, seeks to convey the values of the brand, with a clear sustainable commitment.
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