Sustainability

View Environment by content type:

Latest Environment News

Featured Environment content

Practice notes
Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSE)The Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSE) have become the industry-standard pre-contract...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with ELM Law 19th May
Practice notes
Commercial Property Standard EnquiriesThe Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSE) have become the industry standard pre-contract enquiries for...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with ELM Law 19th May
Practice notes
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for commercial property in ScotlandHow do EPCs apply to commercial property in Scotland?This Practice Note...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Rachel Oliphant of Pinsent Masons 19th May
Practice notes
Judicial review—time limits and the pre-action protocolWhen considering whether and how to bring a claim for judicial review, the first step is to...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Matthew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 19th May
Practice notes
Private nuisancePrivate nuisance is a tort against land and it is concerned with the unlawful interference with a person's use or enjoyment of land or...
Read More >
19th May
Practice notes
Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 19th May
Practice notes
For the purposes of s 100 of the Highways Act 1980, a ‘highway drain’ is defined as including a ditch, gutter, watercourse, soak-away, bridge,...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 19th May
Practice notes
What is a contract of insurance?This Practice Note covers the legal framework and regulatory guidance to be considered in determining whether an...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with RPC 19th May
Practice notes
Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases—snapshotTitleRegulation (EU) No 517/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of...
Read More >
19th May
Practice notes
Waste types and controls—controlled wasteControlled waste is subject to legislative control. It is defined in Part II to the Environmental Protection...
Read More >
19th May
Practice notes
Energy and Brexit—Euratom and the UK Nuclear SectorWhat is Euratom?The Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community (‘the Euratom Treaty’)...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Ian Truman of Burges Salmon 19th May
Practice notes
BREEAM key requirementsWhat is BREEAM?The Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) is a method for evaluating...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Author of the WSP Group 19th May
Practice notes
Flood reinsurance—the Flood Re schemeBackground to the schemeThe Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the government had an agreement, known as...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Groundsure and Burges Salmon 19th May
Practice notes
Public nuisancePublic nuisance involves a nuisance being carried out, which affects a section of the general public. It has been defined as: 'acts or...
Read More >
19th May
Practice notes
Forfeiture of property following convictionThe power of the court to order the forfeiture of property under the Sentencing Act 2020The Sentencing Act...
Read More >
19th May
Practice notes
Environmental permitting—flood risk activitiesHistory of flood defence consentsThe ‘old’ system of flood defence consents, prior to 6 April 2016,...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Simon Tilling and Michael Barlow of Burges Salmon 19th May

Most recent Sustainability content

Practice notes
Green beltsThe fundamental aim of green belt policy is to prevent urban sprawl by keeping land permanently open. The essential characteristics of...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 5th Jun
Practice notes
The EU sustainability-related disclosure regulation (SFDR)—essentialsThis Practice Note analyses the scope and requirements of the EU regulation on...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Dianne Bell of Freelance and Arun Srivastava of Paul Hastings 5th Jun
Practice notes
Business and Human Rights—implications for lawyers and law firms under the UNGPsThere is a growing recognition that business has a duty to respect...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Ardea International 5th Jun
Practice notes
The EU Disclosure Regulation—one minute guideThis one minute guide discusses the scope, impact, new concepts and next steps of the EU Disclosure...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Lora Froud of Macfarlanes and Tiffany Cox of Macfarlanes 5th Jun
Practice notes
ESG and stewardship issues in pensions—what do trustees need to do?FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT 1: According to a  climate change strategy published by...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Mark Latimour and Harriet Sayer of Eversheds Sutherland 5th Jun
Practice notes
Climate change adaptation in public procurementWhat is climate change adaptation?Climate change adaptation refers to predicting any adverse effects of...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Ardea International 5th Jun
Practice notes
Sustainable development—definition and application at UK levelBrexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Ardea International 5th Jun
Practice notes
Social value and public procurementThe Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 (PS(SV)A 2012) requires contracting authorities to consider how they...
Read More >
5th Jun
Practice notes
Climate-related disclosures for UK financial institutions—new UK mandatory requirementsBREXIT: As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Arun Srivastava of Paul Hastings 5th Jun
Practice notes
The EU Taxonomy Regulation—one-minute guideThis one minute guide, written in partnership with Philippa List, professional support lawyer, and...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Philippa List of Dechert and Mikhaelle Schiappacasse of Dechert 5th Jun
Practice notes
Draft ESG measures to amend AIFMD/UCITS/MiFID—one minute guideThis one minute guide, written in partnership with Lora Froud, partner, Andrew...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Lora Froud of Macfarlanes, Andrew Henderson of Macfarlanes, Louise Bralsford of Macfarlanes and Tiffany Cox of Macfarlanes 5th Jun
Practice notes
Sustainable development—indicators and goalsDefining sustainable developmentThe concept of sustainable development and what exactly it covers is the...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Ardea International 5th Jun
Practice notes
Governance for corporate social responsibility (CSR)What is corporate social responsibility (CSR)?Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is defined...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Ardea International 5th Jun
Practice notes
UNCED, Earth Summit 1992—snapshotTitleThe United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED)LocationRio de JaneiroConference date3–14...
Read More >
5th Jun
Practice notes
Sustainable finance and ESG—key global principles for financial institutionsGlobal sustainable finance and ESG initiatives for financial...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Dianne Bell of Freelance 5th Jun
Practice notes
Guidance on Social Responsibility—ISO 26000ISO 26000 was published on 1 November 2010. Unlike most international standards which implement a...
Read More >
5th Jun
Practice notes
Sustainable development—implications for developersDevelopers face increasing legislative pressure to design, construct, maintain and demolish...
Read More >
5th Jun
Practice notes
Sustainable procurement—private sectorWhat is sustainable procurement?According to the UN Global Marketplace definition: procurement is sustainable...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Ardea International 5th Jun
Practice notes
Human rights mandatory reportingBusiness and human rights is an emerging area. Not only did the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Ardea International 5th Jun
Practice notes
Business and human rights—core responsibility under the UNGPsWhat are the UNGPs?In June 2011 the UN Human Rights Council unanimously endorsed the UN...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Ardea International 5th Jun

Popular documents