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Can sustainability-related risks be integrated in the disclosure obligation under the EU Taxonomy Regulation? by Elia Cerrato García

The EU Taxonomy Regulation Sustainable finance: moving towards a forward-looking approach The EU Taxonomy Regulation, which enters into force on 1 January 2022 contains the action of EU and worldwide legislators to mitigate the worst consequences of climate change. It includes sustainability factors to reshape the economic activities that have adverse impacts on the environment. The ultimate goal of the EU Taxonomy Regulation is to … Continuer de lire Can sustainability-related risks be integrated in the disclosure obligation under the EU Taxonomy Regulation? by Elia Cerrato García

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Faire avancer le droit climatique par Christian Huglo

Il est vrai que les immenses préoccupations engendrées par les crises qui se succèdent en Europe, le renouveau du développement de la Covid-19, les actes effrayants de terrorisme ont tendance naturellement à occulter le devoir des États et de tous les membres de la société civile de continuer à développer le droit de l’environnement, car ce qui attend l’Humanité à très long terme ne saurait … Continuer de lire Faire avancer le droit climatique par Christian Huglo

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The Paris Agreement and Japan by Yumiko Nakanishi

 I Introduction The European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, proposed a European Green Deal. She also mentioned it in her speech delivered at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25) in Madrid on 2 December 2019. The European Green Deal includes a proposal for the first European Climate Law, thereby enshrining the 2050 climate-neutrality target into law. The European Union appears as a ‘model … Continuer de lire The Paris Agreement and Japan by Yumiko Nakanishi

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Un TCE modernisé, pourrait-il contribuer à la lutte contre le changement climatique? par Elena Cima

Au cours de l’été 2020, les Parties contractantes du Traité sur la Charte de l’énergie (TCE) ont commencé les négociations pour la modernisation du traité, dans le but de mettre à jour, clarifier, et moderniser un certain nombre de ses dispositions. Comme l’a souligné la Conférence sur la Charte de l’énergie dans sa déclaration de Rome de 2009, le TCE est censé refléter les nouveaux … Continuer de lire Un TCE modernisé, pourrait-il contribuer à la lutte contre le changement climatique? par Elena Cima

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The EU as a Global Climate Leader? Initial thoughts on the Introduction of a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism by Ioanna Hadjiyianni

The EU has been increasingly resorting to unilateral internal environmental measures with extraterritorial implications to address pressing global environmental problems, including climate change, that are insufficiently regulated at the international level. One of the most well-known examples of such regulatory activity is Directive 2008/101/EC that included international greenhouse gas emissions from aviation in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). This provisionally required all airlines … Continuer de lire The EU as a Global Climate Leader? Initial thoughts on the Introduction of a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism by Ioanna Hadjiyianni

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Le droit international et le défi du changement climatique : comment faire face à la stagnation de l’Accord de Paris ? par Jean Moise

Le 12 décembre 2015, les 196 membres de la Convention-cadre des Nations unies sur les changements climatiques (CCNUCC) ont adopté par consensus une nouvelle Convention internationale sur le climat : l’Accord de Paris.Celui-ci pose les fondements d’un nouveau cadre juridique international pour lutter contre le réchauffement climatique. L’adoption de l’accord a été saluée par l’ensemble de la communauté internationale.  L’Organisation des Nations unies par exemple … Continuer de lire Le droit international et le défi du changement climatique : comment faire face à la stagnation de l’Accord de Paris ? par Jean Moise

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Sustainability in the EU Financial System between Classifications and Disclosures by Bianca Nalbandian

Even before Covid-19 wreaked havoc on the global economy, “sustainable finance” was a much-touted topic already. Beyond being a worldwide catchphrase, sustainable finance amounts to be one of the highest ranked objectives in the EU “green” agenda. Generally, by sustainable finance, green finance or ethical investing one broadly refers, in the financial sector, to incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in the investment decision-making … Continuer de lire Sustainability in the EU Financial System between Classifications and Disclosures by Bianca Nalbandian

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ANOTHER YEAR OF …. CLIMATE CHANGE…by Alessandra Donati and Bianca Nalbandian

              One year ago … We launched a new initiative concerning climate change from an EU perspective. This initiative was not isolated, but it was part of a larger project (Covering Climate Now) on a global scale started by Columbia Journalism Review, the Guardian, and The Nation, which now includes hundreds of journals, magazines, scientists, and high-level institutions around … Continuer de lire ANOTHER YEAR OF …. CLIMATE CHANGE…by Alessandra Donati and Bianca Nalbandian

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Are climate change litigations possible in Italy? by Michele Carducci

The use of climate change litigations is increasing, also in Europe (Sindico F. et al. (eds.) 2020) They have three distinctive characteristics: – They can be promoted towards States or companies; – They arise from complaints made by citizens or local authorities; – They are based on scientific evidence as a parameter for the evaluation of State policies or business decisions. In Italy, the Network … Continuer de lire Are climate change litigations possible in Italy? by Michele Carducci

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SEVERAL REASONS WHY: Climate change as one of the motives why we are failing in the fight against plastic pollution by Luísa Cortat Simonetti Gonçalves Coutinho

Environmental awareness is still historically new and, consequently, so are the actions to fight the environmental harms caused by humankind. Climate change is already well-known in data and counts with an international legal framework, especially since 1992, with the establishment of the UNFCCC. The plastic pollution is newer, still lacks data and international legal solutions. But the two biggest environmental problems caused by humankind have … Continuer de lire SEVERAL REASONS WHY: Climate change as one of the motives why we are failing in the fight against plastic pollution by Luísa Cortat Simonetti Gonçalves Coutinho