Theodore L Garrett
Covington & Burling LLP
Environmental law is global in its reach. Multinational companies make business plans
based on the laws and regulations of the countries in which they are headquartered and
have manufacturing facilities as well as the countries in which they distribute and sell
their products. Moreover, multinational companies have global environmental, health and safety goals and practices that tend to be worldwide in their scope for reasons of policy and operational consistency.
For these and other reasons, this second edition of The Environment and Climate Change Law Review is timely and significant. This book offers a review, by leading environmental lawyers, of significant environmental laws and issues in their respective countries around the world, with updates since last year’s first edition.
Climate change continues to dominate international environmental efforts, and we have also witnessed efforts to promote sustainability. Many countries are making efforts to promote conservation and renewable or green energy. Changes in reliance on coal and
nuclear energy have impacts on the demand for other energy sources. All of these changes have impacts on efforts to reduce greenhouse gases.