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'Economic and environmental wrecking ball': Study tots up £83bn cost of Retained EU Law Bill

Business Green

Environmental and business groups urge government to ditch plans for bonfire of retained EU law ahead of Commons debate today. Concerns have also been raised about the Bill's huge drag on civil service time and resources as the review of retained EU law continues.

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Gas Utility Sends Kid-Friendly Activity Books to Oregon Schools

DeSmogBlog

The groups are represented by lawyers from Earthjustice and the Green Energy Institute at Lewis & Clark Law School. and to “make a poster, rap song, mini-book, or oral presentation” about one of the booklet’s “natural gas science facts or safety tips.”.

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Biomass Lobby Makes ‘False’ Claims to Sway EU Law-makers

DeSmogBlog

European law-makers are due to vote on a revised renewable energy directive next week, part of the EU’s Green New Deal to slash carbon emissions by 55 percent by 2030. The post Biomass Lobby Makes ‘False’ Claims to Sway EU Law-makers appeared first on DeSmog.

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GTM’s Book of Customs, Traditions and Etiquette, Volume V: Decentralized Dining, Demystified

GreenTechMedia

Are we here to talk about constitutional law, or do I need to put some pants on? For previous GTM Thanksgiving etiquette coverage, see: GTM’s Book of Customs, Traditions and Etiquette, Vol. GTM’s Book of Customs, Traditions and Etiquette, Vol.

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'Rushed law making': Businesses, campaigners, and the government's own watchdog unite against 'bonfire' of EU law

Business Green

Calls grow for a rethink of the controversial Retained EU Law Bill, amid concerns over threat to worker, consumer, and environmental protections. Rushed law-making is not conducive to addressing environmental problems that are difficult, complex, inter-connected and long-term.

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Global Eco laws Grow but widespread failure enforcIng

Green Living Guy

First of all, the first-ever global assessment of environmental rule of law finds weak enforcement. All despite prolific growth in environmental laws and agencies worldwide. So expansion of laws and enforcement but doing nothing over Continue Reading.

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How Defra's post-Brexit statutory instrument spree could weaken UK environmental law

Business Green

Detailed analysis of more than 100 EU exit statutory instruments laid by Defra prompts campaigners to warn of 'significant governance gaps in the application, interpretation and enforcement of environmental law' post-Brexit.

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"Farming for Our Future" tackles sustainable agriculture

AGreenLiving

A new book from agriculture policy experts Peter H. Rosenberg, “Farming for Our Future: The Science, Law, and Policy of Climate-Neutral Agriculture,” addresses a variety of agricultural practices and how changes can provide a map for a healthier future. The number of regulations, laws and policies preventing cleaner agriculture are many and complicated. Gerrard, professor and director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School.

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"Farming for Our Future" tackles sustainable agriculture

Inhabitant

A new book from agriculture policy experts Peter H. Rosenberg, "Farming for Our Future: The Science, Law, and Policy of Climate-Neutral Agriculture," addresses a variety of agricultural practices and how changes can provide a map for a healthier future Lehner and Nathan A.

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Right to repair is on the way

GreenBiz

In November, Massachusetts passed a resolution to bolster its 2012 automotive right to repair law — the first and only right to repair law on the books in the U.S. Right to repair is on the way. Suz Okie. Mon, 04/05/2021 - 00:40.

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The community perspectives that shaped the HEAL Act

Front And Centered

The HEAL Act aims to make EJ the priority of state environmental laws and programs. The HEAL Act serves to improve government performance in achieving the objectives of environmental laws already on the books.

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The CSR Pyramid: Economic, Legal, Ethical, And Philanthropic Responsibility

Green Business Bureau

To obey the law, To be ethically responsible, To give to philanthropic causes. . Business Legal Responsibilities: Obey the Law. Law is born from society wanting to operate with a rudimental moral grounding. It takes time for the law to catch up to rapidly changing society.

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Using Mindfulness to Seed Climate Innovation & Equity • 1/27/22

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

a leading thought and practice innovator in mindfulness-based antiracism and social justice, Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco and author of the award-winning book, The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness.

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The Importance of Corporate Political Responsibility

Andrew Winston

But it’s disingenuous for companies to pretend they are passive observers of regulations, laws, or the political climate. Processes for electing representatives, passing legislation, establishing regulations, enforcing laws, and governing society in representative democracies.

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The CSR Pyramid: Economic, Legal, Ethical, And Philanthropic Responsibility

Green Business Bureau

To obey the law, To be ethically responsible, To give to philanthropic causes. . Law is born from society wanting to operate with a rudimental moral grounding. For a business, these ground rules include laws, regulations, and fair business practices. The CSR Pyramid.

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Understanding Overlapping Corporate Disinformation Campaigns is Critical to Telling the Full Story About Science Denial

DeSmogBlog

In 2019, the company was caught spying on reporters and helping orchestrate an operation to denigrate Carey Gillam , a book author and contributing writer for The Guardian. . Screenshot of court document published by law firm Baum Hedlund. By Paul D. Thacker.

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'Legal and environmental folly': Is a backlash already brewing over the government's fracking and deregulation drive?

Business Green

Plans to lift ban on fracking and curtain legacy EU environmental laws and regulations announced today risk backlash from some of the government's own MPs. But Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg argued revoking EU law was a necessity now the UK has left the trading bloc.

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'Legal and environmental folly': Is a backlash already brewing over the government's fracking and deregulation drive?

Business Green

Plans to lift ban on fracking and curtain legacy EU environmental laws and regulations announced today risk backlash from some of the government's own MPs. But Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg argued revoking EU law was a necessity now the UK has left the trading bloc.

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Regen Notes – Newsletter 1

Fairsnape

By being the first country to set an ambitious target in law for the recovery of nature, the UK will set an example which the rest of the world can follow.

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Clean Energy for America bill, including $12,500 EV tax credit, advances in Senate

Charged

The bill, which contains a number of measures designed to incentivize clean energy, clean transportation and energy efficiency, must now be approved by the full Senate and the House of Representatives in order to become law.

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Proposed legislation would restore federal EV tax credit to GM and Tesla

Charged

The current EV tax credit system was signed into law by George W Bush, and was expanded during the Obama administration.

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How climate change is muting nature’s symphony

Grist

David George Haskell, a biologist and author of the book Sounds Wild and Broken, said he experiences the diminished soundscape as a “very thin, worn cloth,” comparing the richness of an untrammeled soundscape to the texture of thickly woven tapestry. “It’s

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Fenceline Community Groups in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley Celebrate Mounting Victories

DeSmogBlog

On November 17, a week before Thanksgiving, Tulane Law’s First Amendment Clinic, announced a favorable settlement on behalf of RISE. James, with the help of Tulane’s law clinic, fought to protect their constitutional right to protest in Gramercy.

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A truly clean energy system runs on a clean conscience

GreenBiz

For Shalanda Baker, a professor of law and public policy at Northeastern University, thinking about a clean energy future means thinking about the daily, weekly and sometimes invisible ways that people in deprived communities can control their power supply.

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Brought to you by nature: Death, destruction, and pandemics

Grist

There’s no chance that supermarket shoppers will mistake ‘all natural’ for a warning instead of an endorsement,” writes Alan Levinovitz in his new book. Natural: How Faith in Nature’s Goodness Leads to Harmful Fads, Unjust Laws, and Flawed Science.

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Watt It Takes: Van Jones Reflects on the Origin of Green Jobs

GreenTechMedia

Today, Van Jones is best known as a CNN host and author of three best-selling books. But long before the Green New Deal, Jones was on the front lines of clean energy, trying to bring green jobs to black and brown communities.

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Study: The public is pretty confused by your climate change jargon

Grist

More than half of the participants turned out to be unfamiliar with the meaning of mitigation in its climate change context, instead associating it with law or insurance, where the term refers to minimizing losses.

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Looking back on the future

Envirotec Magazine

A new book deals with the psychological, cultural and practical changes many believe will be necessary to avoid climate catastrophe – or, if it’s too late to avoid it, to advance strategies of adaptation.

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Looking back on the future

Envirotec Magazine

A new book deals with the psychological, cultural and practical changes many believe will be necessary to avoid climate catastrophe – or, if it’s too late to avoid it, to advance strategies of adaptation.

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Liz Truss Hires Anti-Green Aides With Ties to Libertarian Think Tanks

DeSmogBlog

Matthew Sinclair, who will be Truss’s chief economic advisor, wrote a book in 2011 called “Let Them Eat Carbon”, which criticised efforts to cut emissions, claiming they were unlikely to work and gave money to “special interests”.

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With Billions in Fines, U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Ranks Are ‘Packed With Rogues’

DeSmogBlog

Chamber of Commerce , an ultra-powerful business lobby, does not disclose its members, but it represents the interests of America’s largest corporations — some of which have a long record of breaking state and federal laws. The U.S.

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Plastic: Are we good ancestors?

Fairsnape

Alongside this viewing I am currently re-reading Underland, A Deeptime Journey by Robert Macfarlane as part of the Emergence Magazines book reading club. Plastic is the substance that has served as our most perfect container – and that now overwhelms our systems of containment.

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Sustainable Business Went Mainstream in 2021

Andrew Winston

A few months later, corporate giants also spoke out against state laws meant to restrict voting. Join the Net Positive movement (and find links for where to buy the book all over the world). [Happy New Year!

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A Window into Louisiana’s Continued Embrace of the Fossil Fuel Industry

DeSmogBlog

On the agenda were statements of concern about “I am Jazz” and “My Rainbow,” both books related to the LGBTQ community.

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2022: A Tumultuous Year in ESG and Sustainability

Andrew Winston

It started when the state of Florida passed a disturbing bill known as the “Don’t Say Gay” law , which restricts the teaching of gender and sexual orientation in elementary schools. Join the Net Positive movement (and find links for where to buy the book all over the world).

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Green Brexit: Fears rise over 'back-door regression' on environmental standards

Business Green

Key review measures have been stripped from most of the EU green laws transferred onto UK statute books, study suggests. With so much attention on the unfolding coronavirus crisis and its myriad impacts, Brexit has taken more of a back seat in the political theatre in recent months.

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'The situation is poor across the board': Watchdog slams government failure to tackle nature decline

Business Green

It follows a debate in the House of Commons yesterday over the government's Retained EU Law Bill, which proposed a deadline of the end of 2023 for all EU-derived legislation - including an estimated 1,000 environmental laws - to be reviewed and retained, or scrapped altogether.

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The Life and Death of a Pioneering Environmental Justice Lawyer

DeSmogBlog

Bespectacled, tall, and barrel-chested, with blonde hair and a beard punctuated by gray, Cole stood confidently before a classroom of conference attendees at a University of Oregon environmental law symposium in 2008, less than a year before his death.

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Exxon Doubles Down on ‘Advanced Recycling’ Claims That Yield Few Results

DeSmogBlog

The group has also been lobbying state governments to exempt their recycling process from various environmental regulations — 18 states have laws on the books that either side-step certain government oversight or designate advanced recycling facilities as eligible for subsidies.

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History of the use of medicinal plants

Low Impact

It has also provided, as Barbara Griggs writes in her excellent book ‘Green Pharmacy, a history of herbal medicine’, a flimsy legal roof under which (the profession of herbal medicine) has sheltered and flourished to this day in Britain.

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Legal Action Against Shell Board Previews Wave of Lawsuits Against Company Directors

DeSmogBlog

Following a slew of successful cases against governments , campaigners have begun targeting the private sector from a variety of angles including challenges to how well their commitments chime with national and international climate targets , greenwashing , and breaches of corporate law.

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Mutual credit clubs: an introduction, with Dil Green

Low Impact

This is the first in a series of interviews that will accompany a book I’m writing, that will be published by Chelsea Green – an employee-owned company, and part of the new economy that the book is describing, built around a mutual credit core.

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Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability: What’s the Difference?

Green Business Bureau

His book Social Responsibilities of the Businessman advocates the ethics and responsiveness of business to societal stakeholders. CSR is known as a soft law, which means initiatives are not legally binding. Corporate Sustainability versus CSR.