One of the pillars of the Dutch Environmental and Planning Act (Omgevingswet), which went into effect 1 January 2024, is “participation.” The new law governs the physical environment in

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“Green bonds”[1] 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 of

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Nitrogen deposits from construction activities (and the potentially required permit for such deposits on nature conservation areas) is an important element for real estate projects in The Netherlands. In short:

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EU law requires certain large companies to disclose non-financial information on the way they operate and manage social and environmental challenges. The current disclosure regime was introduced in 2014 by

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