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
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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?
  • How


Continue Reading The EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive and the Proposal for Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

On 20 December 2019 the Dutch Supreme Court delivered its judgment in the case of Urgenda against the Dutch State. In 2013, the NGO Urgenda started a civil law procedure against the Dutch State for “knowingly exposing its own citizens to danger” by not taking sufficient measures to prevent climate change and therefore not preventing the foreseeable harm caused by climate change. The Dutch government acknowledged the potentially harmful consequences of climate change, but argued it could not be ordered to act via a court procedure.
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