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Environment & Climate Change

December 18 2017
Michael Lips Revision of Federal Act on the Reduction of CO2 Emissions

Switzerland - Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd

The Federal Council recently published its dispatch regarding the total revision of the Federal Act on the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions for 2021 to 2030. The parliamentary debate on the revision of the act will start in 2018. This will define the development and course of Swiss climate policy for upcoming years. Switzerland aims to tighten the act and reinforce its contribution to the limitation of global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Authors: Michael Lips, Madeleine Schreiner
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Samuel B Boxerman Ninth Circuit limits reach of anti-duplication provision

USA - Sidley Austin LLP

The Ninth Circuit recently issued an opinion that reflected a limited interpretation of the scope of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's anti-duplication provision, which provides that the act must be construed to apply to or authorise state regulation of "any activity or substance" regulated under several other federal statutes, including the Clean Water Act.

Authors: Samuel B Boxerman, Terence T Healey, Kenneth W Irvin, Benjamin E Tannen
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Samuel B Boxerman Officials allegedly violating youth plaintiffs' constitutional rights by failing to fight climate change

USA - Sidley Austin LLP

Authors: Samuel B Boxerman, Terence T Healey, Kenneth W Irvin
Brenda A Rogel Salgado Waste management rules for hydrocarbons sector to be enacted

Mexico - Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

Authors: Brenda A Rogel Salgado, Jeanett Trad Nacif, Juan Francisco Torres Landa, Mario Jorge Yanez
Trinidad Prieto Green tax on industrial emissions approved

Chile - Montt y Cia SA

Author: Trinidad Prieto