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Environment & Climate Change

07 December 2020
Gabrielle Rahming New legislation aims to promote proper use of environment

Bahamas - Lennox Paton

In December 2019 Parliament passed a package of environmental bills geared towards developing, reinforcing and strengthening the laws which promote and support the management, protection, enhancement and proper use of the Bahamian environment. This article provides an overview of the Environmental Planning and Protection Act and the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations.

Author: Gabrielle Rahming
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Michael Lips Voters reject popular initiative to tighten responsibilities of Swiss-based companies

Switzerland - Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

Swiss voters recently rejected a popular initiative that aimed to tighten the responsibilities of Swiss-based companies with respect to their global activities. One key element of the initiative was the introduction of a legal obligation on Swiss-based multinationals to respect international environmental standards. Both the federal government and Parliament considered the initiative to be too far reaching. Therefore, Parliament has presented a counter-proposal that will enter into force if no referendum is held.

Authors: Michael Lips, Larissa Rickenbacher
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