“Green bonds” have seen a steady increase in recent years, with over $500 billion in green bonds issued in 2022. However, there is some debate over whether all ofContinue Reading EU Green Bonds: One Step Closer to a New Standard for Sustainable Bonds
The Dutch Real Estate Council of the Netherlands (ROZ) adopted a new template lease agreement for retail space leasing at the end of 2022, updating the 2012 version. Several aspects…Continue Reading New and Greener ROZ Template
According to recent studies, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) is a key value driver of real estate investments.
Both investors and lenders are increasing their focus on ESG, not…Continue Reading ESG Opportunities for Distressed Real Estate
On Jan. 5, Mr. Mohammed Chamin – a Member of the European Parliament and the “rapporteur” on the proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) in the Parliament’s Committee on Environment,…
Continue Reading Possible Amendments to EU Proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism
The European Union is considering implementation of a new carbon policy, the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), that could profoundly impact the global import/export market. The CBAM, a carbon-pricing system…
Continue Reading EU Proposal for the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism
On July 14, 2021, the European Commission adopted a package of proposals including a proposal for a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). The CBAM proposal is a…
Continue Reading EU Proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism
On 30 June 2021, the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State (Afdeling bestuursrechtspraak van de Raad van State) issued its judgment in a case regarding the…
Continue Reading New Wind Parks in the Netherlands Frustrated by Court Ruling
Environmental risks are often difficult to quantify and liabilities can be substantial. In addition, there is the risk of regulatory action in the event of a violation of environmental law.
Continue Reading Environmental Issues in Corporate Transactions: The Netherlands
There is a global trend to move capital to more sustainable economic activities. To ensure that capital is moved to the desired activities, several questions arise:
- What is sustainable?
On Oct. 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (Ministerie van Economische …
Continue Reading U.S. and Dutch Governments Announce Hydrogen Collaboration