Law Update | Issue 339 | Climate Change

Date: Jul 2021

Our planet. Our responsibility.

This month’s edition of Law Update addresses an important topic that impacts all of us from a professional and personal perspective. Our authors shine a spotlight and delve into how the legal industry and the region are committing to tackling the impact of climate change and the positive initiatives in place.

Within this issue, we touch on key areas such as waste management. Our experts provide in-depth commentary on the waste agenda in the UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

We examine the steps taken by the UAE towards sustainable development and Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) compliance. Our lawyers recognise that for businesses, it is not as simple as following regulations; they are being held to task by customers wanting to purchase “eco-friendly” products. Therefore, we discuss “green marketing” and highlight what companies need to know in the region.

Beyond the climate agenda, you will find a number of relevant articles that provide insights into operating as an education provider in the UAE and how the DIFC innovation license is attracting technology entrepreneurs. We also share a number of jurisdiction updates with you from across the Middle East and North Africa.

The content developed in this edition serves as a reminder to keep the momentum going and the need for us to all do our part. Within Al Tamimi & Company, we are proactively and continuously working to achieve our sustainability goals across all our offices.

We hope you enjoy learning more about the Climate Change agenda and the broader legal developments taking shape in our region.

Climate Change articles

Waste Management in Egypt; Not Just A Necessity and But A Growing Development Opportunity

By Khaled Attia and Hadia El Beshry

Energy Security and Sustainability in the Middle East- Challenges and Opportunities

By Leith Al Ali

The Saudi Waste Spectrum

By Emad Salameh and Charbel Sabeh

Conserving Bahrain’s Classical Element: A take on Air Quality

By Hussain Osman

Waste Management – a Qatari perspective

By Andrew Symms and Aiman Kler

Oman Environmental Regulatory Framework

By Ahmed Al Barwani

Cleantech: an investment opportunity strewn with legal pitfalls

By Abdullah Mutawi and Hugo Cugnet

Steps Taken By UAE Towards Sustainable Development And ESG Compliance

By Omer Khan and Jogan Punjabi

100% Natural, Green and Legal: green advertising

By Zil-Ur-Rehman and Minal Sapra

Water Resources in Saudi Arabia

By Francis Patalong

Greening the Energy Mix: Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar

By Leith Al Ali and Aiman Kler

Water Legislation in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

By Aro Omar

Resolving Climate Change Disputes through Arbitration: The ICC Perspective

By Thomas Snider, John Gaffney and Fawzi Mashal

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