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Environment weekly highlights—12 May 2022

Published on: 12 May 2022
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Environment weekly highlights—12 May 2022
  • In this issue:
  • Key developments and materials
  • The Subsidy Control Act 2022—Royal Assent granted to create statutory UK State aid regime
  • Queen's Speech 2022—energy and climate change
  • Queen’s Speech 2022—transport
  • Queen's Speech 2022—agriculture, natural environment and animal welfare
  • Environment Agency responds to Defra consultation on environmental targets
  • Environment Act 2021 (Commencement No 3) Regulations 2022
  • Air emissions and climate change
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of Environment weekly highlights includes analysis of the key environmental announcements made during the Queen’s Speech 2022, as well as analysis on the case of Alame v Royal Dutch Shell plc which considered what individual claimants should be required to provide in relation to the environmental incidents and harm arising in global claims, increasing magistrates’ powers to impose custodial sentences for either way offences, ESG ratings agencies being brought within the Financial Conduct Authority's regulatory perimeter, the Subsidy Control Act 2022, the embedding of green goals within the UK government’s economic and financial decision-making, the Commission’s proposals to improve consumer and environmental protection through stricter regulations on ‘greenwashing’ and new finance, financial services and capital markets climate clauses published by the Chancery Lane Project (TCLP). In addition, this week the government launched a new Green Jobs Delivery Group, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs called for views on a proposal to continue operating the existing Producer Compliance Scheme Balancing System, the Environment Agency responded to the nature recovery green paper consultation and the consultation on environmental targets, and TCLP published new built environment climate clauses. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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