Behind the all-encompassing “ESG” acronym, what are the main areas of risk and opportunity to look out for in the second half of 2022?
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In the sixth and final sector article of our Net Zero series, Partner Nick Walker and Senior Associate Valentina Keys look at what the UK’s Net Zero Strategy means for the greenhouse gas removals sector.
In the final part of a two-part series of articles, we examine the international legal and regulatory framework and the significant ESG risks that deep-sea mining has the potential to create.