Indonesia in Focus Newsletter | Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Renewable energy and carbon reduction in Indonesia Overview Indonesia’s efforts to achieve their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) established in accordance with the Paris Agreement are still considered by Climate Tracker to be “Highly Insufficient”. Whilst this keeps them out of the lowest categorization of global nations (referred to as “CriticallyContinue Reading

Claims for overseas environmental harm and human rights infringements proceed in England against UK parent companies | Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Summary Last month, the UK Supreme Court overturned the judgment of the Court of Appeal and allowed a claim for damages from claimants in the Niger Delta to proceed against Royal Dutch Shell plc and its local subsidiary Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd.  The principle that English courtsContinue Reading

France and climate change: State failure and liability for environmental harm | Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

While the technical feasibility of a decarbonised economy essentially based on renewable energies is taking shape,[1] the French Republic has just been found liable for environmental harm in relation to climate change by the French administrative judge. At stake, France’s breach of the objective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions andContinue Reading