The Third Wheel Podcast Series: ESG in Australia Episode 18

By Timothy Stutt and Kathryn Pacey Episode 18 – The need for speed (and pragmatic pathways) with Dr Chris Greig, Princeton University Tim Stutt and Kathryn Pacey are joined by Dr Chris Greig, Princeton University to discuss the energy transition, industry decarbonisation, technology and investment. Dr Greig shares the origin story and highlights of Net-Zero America, … Read more

The Third Wheel Podcast Series: ESG in Australia Episode 17

By Timothy Stutt, Melanie Debenham and Kathryn Pacey Episode 17 – Environment: “New government, who dis?” – Australian Federal Election results with Kathryn Pacey Melanie Debenham and Tim Stutt are joined by Kathryn Pacey to break down an historic election where climate change featured prominently. The first six weeks of a new government have provided … Read more

UK Energy Security Bill introduced amid political turmoil has wide-ranging implications for the energy sector

The post below was first published on our Energy notes and Infrastructure notes blogs On 6 July 2022, a day of significant political uncertainty, the Government published its long-awaited Energy Security Bill. Notwithstanding the current political turmoil, this is expected to survive to become the most wide-ranging legislative reform of the UK’s energy market for … Read more

ESG Updates – The Bank of England Climate Biennial Exploratory Scenario

The Bank of England (“BoE“) has published the results of the Climate Biennial Exploratory Scenario (“CBES“), which explores the financial risks posed by climate change for the largest banks and insurers operating in the UK. In line with the findings of other central bank stress tests across the globe, the CBES found that while the … Read more

The Third Wheel Podcast Series: ESG in Australia Episode 15

By Timothy Stutt, Jojo Fan and Mark Smyth Episode 15 – Climate change and ESG litigation trends in the consumer sector with Jojo Fan and Mark Smyth In this episode, Tim invites our disputes team to share climate change and ESG litigation insights. Jojo Fan from our Hong Kong office and Mark Smyth from the … Read more

London Stock Exchange’s Proposed Voluntary Carbon Market

Further to the London Stock Exchange’s (“LSE”) announcement during COP26 that it was developing a market offering to support publicly traded carbon funds, the LSE launched a consultation last week on its new Voluntary Carbon Market (“VCM”). The consultation period closes on 11 July 2022 and the final rules are expected to be published by the end … Read more

The Third Wheel podcast series: ESG in Australia Episode 14

By Olga Klimczak and Nerida Jessup Episode 14 – Fix the workplace, not the worker with David Burroughs, Westpac In this episode, our Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety team take the wheel, with Olga Klimczak and Nerida Jessup hosting special guest, David Burroughs, Chief Mental Health Officer at Westpac. It’s an important, and lively, discussion on how organisations are shaping work … Read more

THE IPCC 2022 AR6 GROUP III CLIMATE CHANGE REPORT – AN OVERVIEW

Introduction The third part of the Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change, the Working Group III contribution was due to be published early on Monday 4 April 2022. However, as a result of disagreements between major polluters on issues such as the definitions and relative responsibilities of developed and developing countries, … Read more

THE IPCC 2022 AR6 GROUP II CLIMATE CHANGE REPORT – AN OVERVIEW

The IPCC’s Working Group II has issued its latest Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) publication – the 2022 AR6 Group II Report (the “Group II Report“). This report addresses climate change through the lens of impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. It follows the 2021 AR6 report which was released pre-COP26 and was endorsed by 195 governments across … Read more