Legislating for the age of renewables
With climate change now a global issue, legislation is increasingly being introduced to ensure countries remain committed to lowering their carbon footprint. In this episode, Dr Matthias Lang, Partner at Bird & Bird LLP, explores the role the legal sector is playing in the global energy transition, including how regulation can act as a technology innovation enabler.
As outlined in DNV GL’s Energy Transition Outlook 2019 report, the world needs to see “extraordinary policy action” if we are going to meet The Paris Agreement goals by 2030. Matthias explores why lawyers and policymakers should be supporting public and private sector businesses in understanding that change can be introduced efficiently at the same time as delivering positive results.