Companies around the country are continuing to assess the operating status of their businesses as the COVID-19 crisis evolves and changes on a daily basis. Amidst the flurry of state Shelter-in-Place (“SIP”) orders over the past week, industrial enterprises across a wide range of sectors – chemicals, energy, mining, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and steel – along with manufacturers providing equipment and supplies to these industries, have been positioning themselves as ”essential businesses” required to keep their…
Jonathan Cocker’s article “Should Countries Outside of Europe Adopt EU Single-Use Plastics Law?” was featured in Compliance & Risks and highlighted in their monthly newsletter.
Jonathan Cocker’s article “Aviation Waste Problem Is A Green Economy Opportunity” was featured on LAW360.
Earlier this week, we provided guidance on the development of an “Environmental Action Plan” to address potential environmental regulatory and compliance challenges arising from the COVID-19 crisis. Our recommendations included – in the context of limited or unavailable EHS staff or resources and in response to plant shutdown orders – (i) a prioritized assessment of potential risks to human health and the environment and compliance concerns with permits or cleanup order obligations, (ii) effective communication…
Jonathan Cocker will chair a panel on North America’s first Circular Economy Law at the International Conference on Waste Management and Technology.
Jonathan Cocker recently participated in an international congress of leading legal experts at the Environmental Summit of the Americas, jointly hosted by the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (ABA SEER) and the International Bar Association’s Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (IBA SEERIL). Jonathan Cocker is the Sustainability Initiatives Officer of the IBA SEERIL.
Jonathan Cocker is pleased to participate in a panel on Plastics Regulation at the Regional Policy Dialogue of the Inter-American Development Bank. The meeting will be held in Washington D.C. from March 12-13, 2020.
During GreenBiz, Baker & McKenzie speakers will be involved in several programs. On Tuesday, February 4, Christie Constantine (Baker Sustainability Director) will be on a panel at 8:30 AM entitled “Aligning and Integrating Your Sustainability Strategy with the SDGs,” in which she will be addressing the Firm’s efforts to implement the UN Global Compact’s Sustainability Development Goals (“SDGs”). On Thursday, February 6, at 8:30 AM, Baker senior partner, David Hackett, will moderate a panel on…
Jonathan Cocker authored the Canada Chapter in the fourth edition of The Environment and Climate Change Law Review, which will be published soon. To read the previous edition of The Environment and Climate Change Law Review, click HERE.
Jonathan Cocker is leading a partnership with Canadian Industry leaders and ReTraCE (Realising the Transition to the Circular Economy). ReTraCe is a Horizon 2020 EU-funded project which supports the implementation of the European Commission’s Circular Economy strategy. It is also a part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks. More exciting updates to come as the project progresses.