Purchasers of products and services increasingly value the ecological impacts of suppliers. Securities filings should disclose that environmentally motivated purchases materially affect some corporate earnings, prospects, and business operations.
With a SIDEBAR by Jeff Smith of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP (retired)
The Netherlands national court's Urgenda decision was a delight to climate change activists worldwide, but U.S. Courts' role in reviewing climate policies is not likely to be changed due to the fundamental nature of the two different legal and political systems.
Ten things that every American environmental professional should know about China before engaging with the world's second-largest economy.
With a SIDEBAR by Zhang Jingjing of the Beijing Huanzhu Law Firm
The 2015 ELI Award winner on how the 1965 White House Conference on Natural Beauty set the stage for the environmental and natural resource laws passed in the next quarter century. Politicians involved in the gridlock of the ensuing twenty-five years would do well to learn from the bipartisan conference’s example.
While using all available tools may seem wise when faced with the formidable challenges presented by climate change, there are moral authorities — including Pope Francis — who have cautioned against blind acceptance of one popular approach, market-based mechanisms. As the environmental law and policy field absorbs the Paris Agreement and begins to focus on methods of achieving the goals consented to, it will be important for thought leaders to step back and examine the tools at their disposal from the perspective of the global community, particularly the poor and marginalized, as well as weigh other market-based programs to reduce pollutants like mercury or sulfur dioxide. Can a market overcome the moral failure of the tragedy of the commons? Can it be constructed to incentivize social equity and avoid pollution hot spots?
For EPA, plenty of advice, little consent as nominees languish in Senate confirmation.
The digital transformation of the environment, health, and safety profession and practice.
State pension plans are greening companies through shareholder initiatives.
Climate changing: The alchemy (and science) of heat and sun in ice-cap melting worries.
Reviewing the Clean Power Plan — and the fate of the Paris Agreement after the courts review rule.
The EU Court of Justice ends the long dispute over chemicals policy concerning articles.
Trade talks can profitably follow the path of the Paris climate change agreement.
The “Paris Gap” in greenhouse gas emissions can be filled in part through private initiatives.
On the creation of the global regime.
ELI presidents at Paris side events to promote legal aspects.