European Commission Proposes Action to Streamline Environmental Reporting

By | Latham.London | June 27, 2017
By Jörn Kassow and Eun-Kyung Lee On June 9, 2017, the European Commission (EC) published its Action Plan to Streamline Environmental Reporting (COM(2017) 312), summarising the findings of its review of reporting requirements following the 2015 ‘Better Regulation Initiative.’ As part of this 2015 Initiative, the EC carried out a fitness check focused on assessing environmental reporting and monitoring. View Full Post
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Pharmaceuticals in the Environment: What Will EU Environment Roadmap Mean for Pharmaceuticals?

By | Latham.London | June 27, 2017
By Paul Davies, Elisabetta Righini and Rosa Espin Shiny transparent capsule filled with colorful spheresOn 28 April 2017, the European Commission (the EC) published a “roadmap” on the strategic approach to pharmaceuticals in the environment, particularly in the aquatic environment. Concurrently, the EC launched a 12-week open public consultation to address the environmental pollution caused by human and veterinarian pharmaceutical substances. View Full Post
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The European Commission Places Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Issues Centre Stage

By | Latham.London | June 20, 2017
By Paul Davies and Michael Green The European Commission has recently published plans to integrate sustainability considerations into decisions made by investors within the EU. More specifically, the EU is looking to spell out in legislation, that the consideration of ESG issues should be incorporated into the fiduciary duties of EU asset managers. View Full Post
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German Utilities Score Billions On Constitutional Challenge to German Nuclear Fuel Tax

By | Latham.London | June 16, 2017
By Jörn Kassow and Alexander Wilhelm On 7 June 2017, the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany (FCC) published a recent decision that declared the German Nuclear Fuel Tax Act (Kernbrennstoffsteuergesetz – KernbrStG) void due to the lack of legislative competence of the federal legislator (Bundestag) to enact the law constitutionally. View Full Post
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