EPC Re-post: Review of the Equator Principles – Draft EP4 released for comment

By William Oxby, Partner, Brisbane, Antony Crockett, Senior Consultant, Hong Kong and Louise Kruger, Senior Associate, Brisbane. The Equator Principles (EPs) is a risk management framework adopted by financial institutions to determine, assess and manage environmental and social risks of the projects they finance. Established in 2003, the EPs have been adopted by 96 financial … Read more

Clive Palmer and Al Gore team up in a remarkable day for carbon in Australia

Yesterday was a remarkable day here for carbon-related issues. Clive Palmer has substantially changed position. He won’t support Direct Action – he says that it ‘is a waste of money’. Nor will he support the abolition of various key existing carbon-related statutory agencies or the Renewable Energy Target. What he now advocates is the implementation … Read more