Global Green Policy Insights

Over the last few months we’ve seen more and more activity at a regional, national and sub-national level, with environmental policies being proposed, legislated, implemented or amended, at an unprecedented pace.

Renewable energy policies, waste management schemes and vehicle fuel efficiency programmes are just some of the policy areas most recently affected. And we’ve also seen significant developments across carbon markets around the world, which interestingly come at a time when the Clean Development Mechanism market is very much in the doldrums.

In this issue we look at:

  • Australia's carbon market to link with EU ETS from 2015
  • EU adopts new Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE( Directive
  • US Senate Finance Bill would extend wind production tax credit and other renewable energy incentives