Illegal logging has serious consequences for development and the environment. But thanks to work by our legal and development partners the import of illegal timber is now banned in the EU.
According to a 2011 survey by the European Union, 20 per cent of the population of the EU believe that climate change is the single greatest problem facing the world, while over half think it is one of the most serious problems, second only to poverty.
At 3:29 Pasca and I met François Germenne, climate change and migration expert, off the Eurostar from Paris. We decamped to the champagne bar (it was the only quiet place!) and sat down to interview him about the rise in so-called ‘climate change’ migration and the legal and policy challenges that this has brought up.
Author(s): Ffion Griffiths Law Firm: Reed Smith Date produced: July 2011 As the harmful effects of climate change become increasingly obvious and the causes better understood, legislation and guidance is required, not only as a measure to prevent further damage from climate change, but also to provide redress to those who suffer as a result of climate change […]
Author(s): Sarah Valentine Law firm: Reed Smith Date produced: July 2011 International environmental law is a vast topic which is receiving increasing legal and political attention. This guide addresses the enforcement of environmental legislation and considers its impact on developing states. Click here to read the full publication
Author(s): Mayer Brown LLP, Progressio Date produced: October 2010 Over the past century, it has become increasingly accepted that water resources and forests are not only integral to sustaining the existence of life on earth, but that these resources must be responsibly and sustainably managed in order to ensure they can continue to perform their vital functions […]