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Green and sustainable financing products for airlines
Airlines have long been conscious of the imperative for carbon reduction, with improvements in the fuel efficiency of their fleets helping to mitigate their exposure to often volatile fuel prices.
Deep sea mining: Is it sustainable/green enough?
We are close to seeing commercial deep sea mining become reality.
Heathrow ruling endangers projects globally
The Court of Appeal of England and Wales’ unanimous ruling on 27 February 2020 that the National Policy Statement (NPS) providing for the construction of a third runway at Heathrow Airport was invalid could have wide ramifications for all carbon-intensive industries.
Global: Transition faces pressure from oil crash and COVID-19
Until recently, the so-called Opec+ arrangement had successfully managed supply to keep the oil price up in the face of a global slow-down in demand, but within a matter of months all that has changed.
Should oil and gas firms target floating wind?
Floating wind installations are gaining traction across the world, particularly in the UK, France, Japan and the US.
Global and EU sustainable finance initiatives
In response to the Paris Agreement , governments and intra-governmental organisations launched a number of measures to promote sustainable finance.
Global: The impact of COVID-19 on the power and renewables industry
The spread of Covid-19 has caused mass production shutdowns and issues along the supply chain across multiple industry sectors, particularly in China where the virus originated, but wider disruption is now expected as other jurisdictions take steps to contain or delay the spread of Covid-19.
Climate change commitments lead to invalidity of Heathrow Airport extension policy
Energy storage in emerging markets
The 2020s are expected to mark the decade in which stationary battery energy storage will become an intrinsic part of generation, transmission, distribution, mini-grid and off-grid technology.
Sustainable banking: The growing focus on ESG
ESG and the duties of investment managers examined
Investment managers owe duties to their clients where they exercise discretionary power over client portfolios.
New version of Equator Principles launched
Recognizing the objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Change Agreement, the Equator Principles Association (EPA) released an updated fourth version of the Equator Principles (EP4) on November 18, 2019.
Climate change litigation update
The total number of climate change cases filed to date has now reached 1,302, with 148 new cases being filed since August 2018.
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