The Regional Court of Stuttgart dismisses claim in a series of climate change lawsuits against automakers and oil and gas company

Background In autumn 2021, individuals affiliated with Deutsche Umwelthilfe, Fridays for Future and Greenpeace filed claims at various German courts against automakers (BMW AG, Mercedes-Benz AG and Volkswagen AG) and Germany’s largest oil and gas company (Wintershall Dea AG). The plaintiffs inter alia requested an order that the automakers are to cease and desist from … Read more

Russia makes further steps towards GHG emissions reduction

In one of our previous articles we provided an update on greenhouse gas (GHG) regulation in Russia covering, among other matters, the draft Russian law on reduction of GHG emissions. With active discussions regarding the EU carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) in the background,[1] the revised draft finally became law on 2 June 2021[2] (the … Read more