Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Natural resources http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Poland: Delay in Adoption of New Law on Hydrocarbon Tax and Amendment of Law on Mineral Extraction Tax http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404030_text Natural resources; Oil and gas; Taxation - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404030_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Proposal to Reduce Limits on Logging http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403806_text Forests; Import and export; Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403806_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: National Contingency Plan for Oil Pollution Incidents http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403740_text Environmental protection; Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403740_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Regulation Mandates Proportion of Biodiesel in Diesel Fuel http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403720_text Energy; Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403720_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: European Parliament Committee Approves Legislation Requiring Mineral and Oil Companies to Disclose Payments to Governments http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403611_text Corporations; Government ethics and transparency; Mining; Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403611_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Forest Rights of Indigenous Peoples Affirmed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403604_text Native peoples; Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403604_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Provinces Gain Authority over Mining, Forestry, and Plantation Concessions http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403541_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403541_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: Congress Rejects Presidential Vetoes to Petroleum Royalties Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403513_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403513_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: New Petroleum Royalties Law Promulgated http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403426_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403426_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Oil and Gas Law to Be Revised http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403413_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403413_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: Draft Law on National Land Planning Submitted to Cabinet http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403401_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On October 30, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) approved a draft law on national land planning, which has been submitted to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403401_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; Faroe Islands; Iceland; Norway: Dispute over Mackerel Fishing Not Resolved by Talks http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403384_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On October 30, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) approved a draft law on national land planning, which has been submitted to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403384_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: Membership in South Pacific Fisheries Organization http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403343_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On October 30, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) approved a draft law on national land planning, which has been submitted to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) announced on September 23, 2012, that Taiwan has officially joined the South Pacific... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403343_text Global Legal Monitor: International: NASCO Ruling on Salmon Fishing http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403211_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On October 30, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) approved a draft law on national land planning, which has been submitted to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) announced on September 23, 2012, that Taiwan has officially joined the South Pacific In June 2012, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) decided to continue a moratorium on commercial fishing of the species off Greenland. Unless the number of salmon in North Atlantic waters greatly increases in the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 25 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403211_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: 12 Articles of New Forestry Code Vetoed by the Government http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403176_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On October 30, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) approved a draft law on national land planning, which has been submitted to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) announced on September 23, 2012, that Taiwan has officially joined the South Pacific In June 2012, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) decided to continue a moratorium on commercial fishing of the species off Greenland. Unless the number of salmon in North Atlantic waters greatly increases in the On May 25, 2012, the Brazilian government vetoed 12 articles of the new Forestry Code, Law No. 12,651 of May 25, 2012 (Lei No. 12.651, de 25 de Maio de 2012, PLANALTO.GOV.BR). President Dilma... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 04 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403176_text Global Legal Monitor: Sweden: Minister Opposes Arctic Oil Drill Ban http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403147_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On October 30, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) approved a draft law on national land planning, which has been submitted to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) announced on September 23, 2012, that Taiwan has officially joined the South Pacific In June 2012, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) decided to continue a moratorium on commercial fishing of the species off Greenland. Unless the number of salmon in North Atlantic waters greatly increases in the On May 25, 2012, the Brazilian government vetoed 12 articles of the new Forestry Code, Law No. 12,651 of May 25, 2012 (Lei No. 12.651, de 25 de Maio de 2012, PLANALTO.GOV.BR). President Dilma On May 2, 2012, Sweden's Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, released a statement on the issue of whether to ban drilling for oil in the Arctic region. He pointed out that while environmental issues are important for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 15 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403147_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Medicinal Plants Protected in More Areas http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403090_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On October 30, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) approved a draft law on national land planning, which has been submitted to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) announced on September 23, 2012, that Taiwan has officially joined the South Pacific In June 2012, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) decided to continue a moratorium on commercial fishing of the species off Greenland. Unless the number of salmon in North Atlantic waters greatly increases in the On May 25, 2012, the Brazilian government vetoed 12 articles of the new Forestry Code, Law No. 12,651 of May 25, 2012 (Lei No. 12.651, de 25 de Maio de 2012, PLANALTO.GOV.BR). President Dilma On May 2, 2012, Sweden's Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, released a statement on the issue of whether to ban drilling for oil in the Arctic region. He pointed out that while environmental issues are important for The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403090_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Prohibition on Shark Finning http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402897_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On October 30, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) approved a draft law on national land planning, which has been submitted to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) announced on September 23, 2012, that Taiwan has officially joined the South Pacific In June 2012, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) decided to continue a moratorium on commercial fishing of the species off Greenland. Unless the number of salmon in North Atlantic waters greatly increases in the On May 25, 2012, the Brazilian government vetoed 12 articles of the new Forestry Code, Law No. 12,651 of May 25, 2012 (Lei No. 12.651, de 25 de Maio de 2012, PLANALTO.GOV.BR). President Dilma On May 2, 2012, Sweden's Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, released a statement on the issue of whether to ban drilling for oil in the Arctic region. He pointed out that while environmental issues are important for The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be On November 21, 2011, the European Union (EU) introduced a proposal to ban shark finning, a widespread practice across the globe that involves the cutting off by fishermen of the fins of sharks while the sharks... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 28 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402897_text Global Legal Monitor: Ghana: Parliament Approves Petroleum Management Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402559_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On October 30, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) approved a draft law on national land planning, which has been submitted to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) announced on September 23, 2012, that Taiwan has officially joined the South Pacific In June 2012, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) decided to continue a moratorium on commercial fishing of the species off Greenland. Unless the number of salmon in North Atlantic waters greatly increases in the On May 25, 2012, the Brazilian government vetoed 12 articles of the new Forestry Code, Law No. 12,651 of May 25, 2012 (Lei No. 12.651, de 25 de Maio de 2012, PLANALTO.GOV.BR). President Dilma On May 2, 2012, Sweden's Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, released a statement on the issue of whether to ban drilling for oil in the Arctic region. He pointed out that while environmental issues are important for The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be On November 21, 2011, the European Union (EU) introduced a proposal to ban shark finning, a widespread practice across the globe that involves the cutting off by fishermen of the fins of sharks while the sharks On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 07 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402559_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Irrigation Ordinance to Be Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402472_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On October 30, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) approved a draft law on national land planning, which has been submitted to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) announced on September 23, 2012, that Taiwan has officially joined the South Pacific In June 2012, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) decided to continue a moratorium on commercial fishing of the species off Greenland. Unless the number of salmon in North Atlantic waters greatly increases in the On May 25, 2012, the Brazilian government vetoed 12 articles of the new Forestry Code, Law No. 12,651 of May 25, 2012 (Lei No. 12.651, de 25 de Maio de 2012, PLANALTO.GOV.BR). President Dilma On May 2, 2012, Sweden's Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, released a statement on the issue of whether to ban drilling for oil in the Arctic region. He pointed out that while environmental issues are important for The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be On November 21, 2011, the European Union (EU) introduced a proposal to ban shark finning, a widespread practice across the globe that involves the cutting off by fishermen of the fins of sharks while the sharks On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 19 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402472_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Support for Settlements in Conflict Areas http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402476_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On October 30, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) approved a draft law on national land planning, which has been submitted to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) announced on September 23, 2012, that Taiwan has officially joined the South Pacific In June 2012, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) decided to continue a moratorium on commercial fishing of the species off Greenland. Unless the number of salmon in North Atlantic waters greatly increases in the On May 25, 2012, the Brazilian government vetoed 12 articles of the new Forestry Code, Law No. 12,651 of May 25, 2012 (Lei No. 12.651, de 25 de Maio de 2012, PLANALTO.GOV.BR). President Dilma On May 2, 2012, Sweden's Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, released a statement on the issue of whether to ban drilling for oil in the Arctic region. He pointed out that while environmental issues are important for The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be On November 21, 2011, the European Union (EU) introduced a proposal to ban shark finning, a widespread practice across the globe that involves the cutting off by fishermen of the fins of sharks while the sharks On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently On October 25, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Foundations of Budget Law. Accordingly, persons (including cooperative settlements, i.e., kibbutzes and moshavs) that are registered or entitled to be registered as possessors... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 19 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402476_text Global Legal Monitor: China: New Law on Oil and Natural Gas Pipelines http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402093_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On October 30, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) approved a draft law on national land planning, which has been submitted to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) announced on September 23, 2012, that Taiwan has officially joined the South Pacific In June 2012, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) decided to continue a moratorium on commercial fishing of the species off Greenland. Unless the number of salmon in North Atlantic waters greatly increases in the On May 25, 2012, the Brazilian government vetoed 12 articles of the new Forestry Code, Law No. 12,651 of May 25, 2012 (Lei No. 12.651, de 25 de Maio de 2012, PLANALTO.GOV.BR). President Dilma On May 2, 2012, Sweden's Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, released a statement on the issue of whether to ban drilling for oil in the Arctic region. He pointed out that while environmental issues are important for The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be On November 21, 2011, the European Union (EU) introduced a proposal to ban shark finning, a widespread practice across the globe that involves the cutting off by fishermen of the fins of sharks while the sharks On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently On October 25, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Foundations of Budget Law. Accordingly, persons (including cooperative settlements, i.e., kibbutzes and moshavs) that are registered or entitled to be registered as possessors On June 25, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) adopted the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Oil and Natural Gas Pipelines, in six chapters and 61 articles. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 06 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402093_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Moratorium on Oil Drilling http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402043_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On October 30, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) approved a draft law on national land planning, which has been submitted to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) announced on September 23, 2012, that Taiwan has officially joined the South Pacific In June 2012, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) decided to continue a moratorium on commercial fishing of the species off Greenland. Unless the number of salmon in North Atlantic waters greatly increases in the On May 25, 2012, the Brazilian government vetoed 12 articles of the new Forestry Code, Law No. 12,651 of May 25, 2012 (Lei No. 12.651, de 25 de Maio de 2012, PLANALTO.GOV.BR). President Dilma On May 2, 2012, Sweden's Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, released a statement on the issue of whether to ban drilling for oil in the Arctic region. He pointed out that while environmental issues are important for The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be On November 21, 2011, the European Union (EU) introduced a proposal to ban shark finning, a widespread practice across the globe that involves the cutting off by fishermen of the fins of sharks while the sharks On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently On October 25, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Foundations of Budget Law. Accordingly, persons (including cooperative settlements, i.e., kibbutzes and moshavs) that are registered or entitled to be registered as possessors On June 25, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) adopted the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Oil and Natural Gas Pipelines, in six chapters and 61 articles. The It was reported on June 8, 2010, that Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, has announced that, in connection with its 21st licensing round, currently underway, Norway "will not allow any deepwater oil and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 14 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402043_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Law to Promote More Use of Natural Wood Materials for Public Buildings http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402035_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On October 30, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) approved a draft law on national land planning, which has been submitted to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) announced on September 23, 2012, that Taiwan has officially joined the South Pacific In June 2012, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) decided to continue a moratorium on commercial fishing of the species off Greenland. Unless the number of salmon in North Atlantic waters greatly increases in the On May 25, 2012, the Brazilian government vetoed 12 articles of the new Forestry Code, Law No. 12,651 of May 25, 2012 (Lei No. 12.651, de 25 de Maio de 2012, PLANALTO.GOV.BR). President Dilma On May 2, 2012, Sweden's Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, released a statement on the issue of whether to ban drilling for oil in the Arctic region. He pointed out that while environmental issues are important for The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be On November 21, 2011, the European Union (EU) introduced a proposal to ban shark finning, a widespread practice across the globe that involves the cutting off by fishermen of the fins of sharks while the sharks On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently On October 25, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Foundations of Budget Law. Accordingly, persons (including cooperative settlements, i.e., kibbutzes and moshavs) that are registered or entitled to be registered as possessors On June 25, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) adopted the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Oil and Natural Gas Pipelines, in six chapters and 61 articles. The It was reported on June 8, 2010, that Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, has announced that, in connection with its 21st licensing round, currently underway, Norway "will not allow any deepwater oil and Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 08 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402035_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Ban Imposed on Commercial Tree Felling, Sales, and Exports http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402017_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On October 30, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) approved a draft law on national land planning, which has been submitted to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) announced on September 23, 2012, that Taiwan has officially joined the South Pacific In June 2012, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) decided to continue a moratorium on commercial fishing of the species off Greenland. Unless the number of salmon in North Atlantic waters greatly increases in the On May 25, 2012, the Brazilian government vetoed 12 articles of the new Forestry Code, Law No. 12,651 of May 25, 2012 (Lei No. 12.651, de 25 de Maio de 2012, PLANALTO.GOV.BR). President Dilma On May 2, 2012, Sweden's Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, released a statement on the issue of whether to ban drilling for oil in the Arctic region. He pointed out that while environmental issues are important for The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be On November 21, 2011, the European Union (EU) introduced a proposal to ban shark finning, a widespread practice across the globe that involves the cutting off by fishermen of the fins of sharks while the sharks On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently On October 25, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Foundations of Budget Law. Accordingly, persons (including cooperative settlements, i.e., kibbutzes and moshavs) that are registered or entitled to be registered as possessors On June 25, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) adopted the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Oil and Natural Gas Pipelines, in six chapters and 61 articles. The It was reported on June 8, 2010, that Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, has announced that, in connection with its 21st licensing round, currently underway, Norway "will not allow any deepwater oil and Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402017_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Installation of Accessories for Saving Water in Public Buildings http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401854_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On October 30, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) approved a draft law on national land planning, which has been submitted to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) announced on September 23, 2012, that Taiwan has officially joined the South Pacific In June 2012, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) decided to continue a moratorium on commercial fishing of the species off Greenland. Unless the number of salmon in North Atlantic waters greatly increases in the On May 25, 2012, the Brazilian government vetoed 12 articles of the new Forestry Code, Law No. 12,651 of May 25, 2012 (Lei No. 12.651, de 25 de Maio de 2012, PLANALTO.GOV.BR). President Dilma On May 2, 2012, Sweden's Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, released a statement on the issue of whether to ban drilling for oil in the Arctic region. He pointed out that while environmental issues are important for The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be On November 21, 2011, the European Union (EU) introduced a proposal to ban shark finning, a widespread practice across the globe that involves the cutting off by fishermen of the fins of sharks while the sharks On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently On October 25, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Foundations of Budget Law. Accordingly, persons (including cooperative settlements, i.e., kibbutzes and moshavs) that are registered or entitled to be registered as possessors On June 25, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) adopted the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Oil and Natural Gas Pipelines, in six chapters and 61 articles. The It was reported on June 8, 2010, that Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, has announced that, in connection with its 21st licensing round, currently underway, Norway "will not allow any deepwater oil and Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and On February 16, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Water Law 5719-1959. The amendment requires every public body to install accessories for the purpose of saving water in any building it owns... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 08 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401854_text Global Legal Monitor: East African Community: Tourism and Wildlife Management Law Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401836_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On October 30, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) approved a draft law on national land planning, which has been submitted to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) announced on September 23, 2012, that Taiwan has officially joined the South Pacific In June 2012, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) decided to continue a moratorium on commercial fishing of the species off Greenland. Unless the number of salmon in North Atlantic waters greatly increases in the On May 25, 2012, the Brazilian government vetoed 12 articles of the new Forestry Code, Law No. 12,651 of May 25, 2012 (Lei No. 12.651, de 25 de Maio de 2012, PLANALTO.GOV.BR). President Dilma On May 2, 2012, Sweden's Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, released a statement on the issue of whether to ban drilling for oil in the Arctic region. He pointed out that while environmental issues are important for The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be On November 21, 2011, the European Union (EU) introduced a proposal to ban shark finning, a widespread practice across the globe that involves the cutting off by fishermen of the fins of sharks while the sharks On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently On October 25, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Foundations of Budget Law. Accordingly, persons (including cooperative settlements, i.e., kibbutzes and moshavs) that are registered or entitled to be registered as possessors On June 25, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) adopted the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Oil and Natural Gas Pipelines, in six chapters and 61 articles. The It was reported on June 8, 2010, that Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, has announced that, in connection with its 21st licensing round, currently underway, Norway "will not allow any deepwater oil and Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and On February 16, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Water Law 5719-1959. The amendment requires every public body to install accessories for the purpose of saving water in any building it owns On February 12, 2010, the East African Community (EAC) passed the Tourism and Wildlife Management Bill, which seeks to establish a cooperative framework for management of tourism and wildlife resources in the region, in accordance with... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 25 Feb 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401836_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: South Pacific Fishery Pact Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401734_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On October 30, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) approved a draft law on national land planning, which has been submitted to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) announced on September 23, 2012, that Taiwan has officially joined the South Pacific In June 2012, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) decided to continue a moratorium on commercial fishing of the species off Greenland. Unless the number of salmon in North Atlantic waters greatly increases in the On May 25, 2012, the Brazilian government vetoed 12 articles of the new Forestry Code, Law No. 12,651 of May 25, 2012 (Lei No. 12.651, de 25 de Maio de 2012, PLANALTO.GOV.BR). President Dilma On May 2, 2012, Sweden's Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, released a statement on the issue of whether to ban drilling for oil in the Arctic region. He pointed out that while environmental issues are important for The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be On November 21, 2011, the European Union (EU) introduced a proposal to ban shark finning, a widespread practice across the globe that involves the cutting off by fishermen of the fins of sharks while the sharks On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently On October 25, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Foundations of Budget Law. Accordingly, persons (including cooperative settlements, i.e., kibbutzes and moshavs) that are registered or entitled to be registered as possessors On June 25, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) adopted the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Oil and Natural Gas Pipelines, in six chapters and 61 articles. The It was reported on June 8, 2010, that Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, has announced that, in connection with its 21st licensing round, currently underway, Norway "will not allow any deepwater oil and Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and On February 16, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Water Law 5719-1959. The amendment requires every public body to install accessories for the purpose of saving water in any building it owns On February 12, 2010, the East African Community (EAC) passed the Tourism and Wildlife Management Bill, which seeks to establish a cooperative framework for management of tourism and wildlife resources in the region, in accordance with It was reported on December 7, 2009, that as a "fishing entity" using the name "Chinese Taipei," Taiwan has joined the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation. According to the Deputy Director-General of the Taiwan Council... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401734_text Global Legal Monitor: Gabon: Ban on Export of Unfinished Lumber http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401688_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On October 30, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) approved a draft law on national land planning, which has been submitted to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) announced on September 23, 2012, that Taiwan has officially joined the South Pacific In June 2012, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) decided to continue a moratorium on commercial fishing of the species off Greenland. Unless the number of salmon in North Atlantic waters greatly increases in the On May 25, 2012, the Brazilian government vetoed 12 articles of the new Forestry Code, Law No. 12,651 of May 25, 2012 (Lei No. 12.651, de 25 de Maio de 2012, PLANALTO.GOV.BR). President Dilma On May 2, 2012, Sweden's Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, released a statement on the issue of whether to ban drilling for oil in the Arctic region. He pointed out that while environmental issues are important for The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be On November 21, 2011, the European Union (EU) introduced a proposal to ban shark finning, a widespread practice across the globe that involves the cutting off by fishermen of the fins of sharks while the sharks On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently On October 25, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Foundations of Budget Law. Accordingly, persons (including cooperative settlements, i.e., kibbutzes and moshavs) that are registered or entitled to be registered as possessors On June 25, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) adopted the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Oil and Natural Gas Pipelines, in six chapters and 61 articles. The It was reported on June 8, 2010, that Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, has announced that, in connection with its 21st licensing round, currently underway, Norway "will not allow any deepwater oil and Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and On February 16, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Water Law 5719-1959. The amendment requires every public body to install accessories for the purpose of saving water in any building it owns On February 12, 2010, the East African Community (EAC) passed the Tourism and Wildlife Management Bill, which seeks to establish a cooperative framework for management of tourism and wildlife resources in the region, in accordance with It was reported on December 7, 2009, that as a "fishing entity" using the name "Chinese Taipei," Taiwan has joined the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation. According to the Deputy Director-General of the Taiwan Council According to a November 6, 2009, announcement, confirmed by the Ministry of Water and Forests, Gabon has decided to ban the export of unhewn timber, beginning in 2010. The goals of the ban are to conserve... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 23 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401688_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway; Scotland: Memorandum on Aquaculture Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401515_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On October 30, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) approved a draft law on national land planning, which has been submitted to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) announced on September 23, 2012, that Taiwan has officially joined the South Pacific In June 2012, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) decided to continue a moratorium on commercial fishing of the species off Greenland. Unless the number of salmon in North Atlantic waters greatly increases in the On May 25, 2012, the Brazilian government vetoed 12 articles of the new Forestry Code, Law No. 12,651 of May 25, 2012 (Lei No. 12.651, de 25 de Maio de 2012, PLANALTO.GOV.BR). President Dilma On May 2, 2012, Sweden's Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, released a statement on the issue of whether to ban drilling for oil in the Arctic region. He pointed out that while environmental issues are important for The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be On November 21, 2011, the European Union (EU) introduced a proposal to ban shark finning, a widespread practice across the globe that involves the cutting off by fishermen of the fins of sharks while the sharks On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently On October 25, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Foundations of Budget Law. Accordingly, persons (including cooperative settlements, i.e., kibbutzes and moshavs) that are registered or entitled to be registered as possessors On June 25, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) adopted the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Oil and Natural Gas Pipelines, in six chapters and 61 articles. The It was reported on June 8, 2010, that Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, has announced that, in connection with its 21st licensing round, currently underway, Norway "will not allow any deepwater oil and Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and On February 16, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Water Law 5719-1959. The amendment requires every public body to install accessories for the purpose of saving water in any building it owns On February 12, 2010, the East African Community (EAC) passed the Tourism and Wildlife Management Bill, which seeks to establish a cooperative framework for management of tourism and wildlife resources in the region, in accordance with It was reported on December 7, 2009, that as a "fishing entity" using the name "Chinese Taipei," Taiwan has joined the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation. According to the Deputy Director-General of the Taiwan Council According to a November 6, 2009, announcement, confirmed by the Ministry of Water and Forests, Gabon has decided to ban the export of unhewn timber, beginning in 2010. The goals of the ban are to conserve On August 17, 2009, Norway and Scotland signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Aquaculture. The document was signed in Trondheim, Norway, by the Scottish Environment Minister, Roseanna Cunningham, and the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 25 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401515_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: Wildlife Conservation Law Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401505_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On October 30, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) approved a draft law on national land planning, which has been submitted to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) announced on September 23, 2012, that Taiwan has officially joined the South Pacific In June 2012, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) decided to continue a moratorium on commercial fishing of the species off Greenland. Unless the number of salmon in North Atlantic waters greatly increases in the On May 25, 2012, the Brazilian government vetoed 12 articles of the new Forestry Code, Law No. 12,651 of May 25, 2012 (Lei No. 12.651, de 25 de Maio de 2012, PLANALTO.GOV.BR). President Dilma On May 2, 2012, Sweden's Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, released a statement on the issue of whether to ban drilling for oil in the Arctic region. He pointed out that while environmental issues are important for The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be On November 21, 2011, the European Union (EU) introduced a proposal to ban shark finning, a widespread practice across the globe that involves the cutting off by fishermen of the fins of sharks while the sharks On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently On October 25, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Foundations of Budget Law. Accordingly, persons (including cooperative settlements, i.e., kibbutzes and moshavs) that are registered or entitled to be registered as possessors On June 25, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) adopted the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Oil and Natural Gas Pipelines, in six chapters and 61 articles. The It was reported on June 8, 2010, that Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, has announced that, in connection with its 21st licensing round, currently underway, Norway "will not allow any deepwater oil and Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and On February 16, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Water Law 5719-1959. The amendment requires every public body to install accessories for the purpose of saving water in any building it owns On February 12, 2010, the East African Community (EAC) passed the Tourism and Wildlife Management Bill, which seeks to establish a cooperative framework for management of tourism and wildlife resources in the region, in accordance with It was reported on December 7, 2009, that as a "fishing entity" using the name "Chinese Taipei," Taiwan has joined the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation. According to the Deputy Director-General of the Taiwan Council According to a November 6, 2009, announcement, confirmed by the Ministry of Water and Forests, Gabon has decided to ban the export of unhewn timber, beginning in 2010. The goals of the ban are to conserve On August 17, 2009, Norway and Scotland signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Aquaculture. The document was signed in Trondheim, Norway, by the Scottish Environment Minister, Roseanna Cunningham, and the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and On July 8, 2009, Taiwan's Wildlife Conservation Law (promulgated on June 23, 1989) was amended. The phrase "endangered species or rare and valuable species" was excised from paragraphs 1 and 2 of article 35 and from... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 19 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401505_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Supreme Court Rules that U.S. Apology for Overthrowing Hawaiian Monarchy Does Not Affect Hawaii Public Lands http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401201_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On October 30, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) approved a draft law on national land planning, which has been submitted to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) announced on September 23, 2012, that Taiwan has officially joined the South Pacific In June 2012, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) decided to continue a moratorium on commercial fishing of the species off Greenland. Unless the number of salmon in North Atlantic waters greatly increases in the On May 25, 2012, the Brazilian government vetoed 12 articles of the new Forestry Code, Law No. 12,651 of May 25, 2012 (Lei No. 12.651, de 25 de Maio de 2012, PLANALTO.GOV.BR). President Dilma On May 2, 2012, Sweden's Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, released a statement on the issue of whether to ban drilling for oil in the Arctic region. He pointed out that while environmental issues are important for The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be On November 21, 2011, the European Union (EU) introduced a proposal to ban shark finning, a widespread practice across the globe that involves the cutting off by fishermen of the fins of sharks while the sharks On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently On October 25, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Foundations of Budget Law. Accordingly, persons (including cooperative settlements, i.e., kibbutzes and moshavs) that are registered or entitled to be registered as possessors On June 25, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) adopted the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Oil and Natural Gas Pipelines, in six chapters and 61 articles. The It was reported on June 8, 2010, that Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, has announced that, in connection with its 21st licensing round, currently underway, Norway "will not allow any deepwater oil and Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and On February 16, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Water Law 5719-1959. The amendment requires every public body to install accessories for the purpose of saving water in any building it owns On February 12, 2010, the East African Community (EAC) passed the Tourism and Wildlife Management Bill, which seeks to establish a cooperative framework for management of tourism and wildlife resources in the region, in accordance with It was reported on December 7, 2009, that as a "fishing entity" using the name "Chinese Taipei," Taiwan has joined the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation. According to the Deputy Director-General of the Taiwan Council According to a November 6, 2009, announcement, confirmed by the Ministry of Water and Forests, Gabon has decided to ban the export of unhewn timber, beginning in 2010. The goals of the ban are to conserve On August 17, 2009, Norway and Scotland signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Aquaculture. The document was signed in Trondheim, Norway, by the Scottish Environment Minister, Roseanna Cunningham, and the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and On July 8, 2009, Taiwan's Wildlife Conservation Law (promulgated on June 23, 1989) was amended. The phrase "endangered species or rare and valuable species" was excised from paragraphs 1 and 2 of article 35 and from The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on March 31, 2009, that a 1993 Congressional resolution apologizing for the role of the United States in overthrowing the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893 does not affect the right of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 10 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401201_text Global Legal Monitor: Mongolia: Parliament Urges Mining Plan http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540832_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On October 30, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) approved a draft law on national land planning, which has been submitted to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) announced on September 23, 2012, that Taiwan has officially joined the South Pacific In June 2012, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) decided to continue a moratorium on commercial fishing of the species off Greenland. Unless the number of salmon in North Atlantic waters greatly increases in the On May 25, 2012, the Brazilian government vetoed 12 articles of the new Forestry Code, Law No. 12,651 of May 25, 2012 (Lei No. 12.651, de 25 de Maio de 2012, PLANALTO.GOV.BR). President Dilma On May 2, 2012, Sweden's Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, released a statement on the issue of whether to ban drilling for oil in the Arctic region. He pointed out that while environmental issues are important for The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be On November 21, 2011, the European Union (EU) introduced a proposal to ban shark finning, a widespread practice across the globe that involves the cutting off by fishermen of the fins of sharks while the sharks On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently On October 25, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Foundations of Budget Law. Accordingly, persons (including cooperative settlements, i.e., kibbutzes and moshavs) that are registered or entitled to be registered as possessors On June 25, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) adopted the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Oil and Natural Gas Pipelines, in six chapters and 61 articles. The It was reported on June 8, 2010, that Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, has announced that, in connection with its 21st licensing round, currently underway, Norway "will not allow any deepwater oil and Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and On February 16, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Water Law 5719-1959. The amendment requires every public body to install accessories for the purpose of saving water in any building it owns On February 12, 2010, the East African Community (EAC) passed the Tourism and Wildlife Management Bill, which seeks to establish a cooperative framework for management of tourism and wildlife resources in the region, in accordance with It was reported on December 7, 2009, that as a "fishing entity" using the name "Chinese Taipei," Taiwan has joined the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation. According to the Deputy Director-General of the Taiwan Council According to a November 6, 2009, announcement, confirmed by the Ministry of Water and Forests, Gabon has decided to ban the export of unhewn timber, beginning in 2010. The goals of the ban are to conserve On August 17, 2009, Norway and Scotland signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Aquaculture. The document was signed in Trondheim, Norway, by the Scottish Environment Minister, Roseanna Cunningham, and the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and On July 8, 2009, Taiwan's Wildlife Conservation Law (promulgated on June 23, 1989) was amended. The phrase "endangered species or rare and valuable species" was excised from paragraphs 1 and 2 of article 35 and from The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on March 31, 2009, that a 1993 Congressional resolution apologizing for the role of the United States in overthrowing the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893 does not affect the right of the On December 4, 2008, Mongolia's parliament passed a resolution asking President Nambaryn Enkhbayar to report by February 2009 on progress in negotiations over development of two mining sites. The action gave approval to re-opening talks with... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 11 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540832_text Global Legal Monitor: Namibia: Amendment to 1992 Minerals Act Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540790_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On October 30, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) approved a draft law on national land planning, which has been submitted to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) announced on September 23, 2012, that Taiwan has officially joined the South Pacific In June 2012, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) decided to continue a moratorium on commercial fishing of the species off Greenland. Unless the number of salmon in North Atlantic waters greatly increases in the On May 25, 2012, the Brazilian government vetoed 12 articles of the new Forestry Code, Law No. 12,651 of May 25, 2012 (Lei No. 12.651, de 25 de Maio de 2012, PLANALTO.GOV.BR). President Dilma On May 2, 2012, Sweden's Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, released a statement on the issue of whether to ban drilling for oil in the Arctic region. He pointed out that while environmental issues are important for The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be On November 21, 2011, the European Union (EU) introduced a proposal to ban shark finning, a widespread practice across the globe that involves the cutting off by fishermen of the fins of sharks while the sharks On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently On October 25, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Foundations of Budget Law. Accordingly, persons (including cooperative settlements, i.e., kibbutzes and moshavs) that are registered or entitled to be registered as possessors On June 25, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) adopted the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Oil and Natural Gas Pipelines, in six chapters and 61 articles. The It was reported on June 8, 2010, that Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, has announced that, in connection with its 21st licensing round, currently underway, Norway "will not allow any deepwater oil and Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and On February 16, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Water Law 5719-1959. The amendment requires every public body to install accessories for the purpose of saving water in any building it owns On February 12, 2010, the East African Community (EAC) passed the Tourism and Wildlife Management Bill, which seeks to establish a cooperative framework for management of tourism and wildlife resources in the region, in accordance with It was reported on December 7, 2009, that as a "fishing entity" using the name "Chinese Taipei," Taiwan has joined the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation. According to the Deputy Director-General of the Taiwan Council According to a November 6, 2009, announcement, confirmed by the Ministry of Water and Forests, Gabon has decided to ban the export of unhewn timber, beginning in 2010. The goals of the ban are to conserve On August 17, 2009, Norway and Scotland signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Aquaculture. The document was signed in Trondheim, Norway, by the Scottish Environment Minister, Roseanna Cunningham, and the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and On July 8, 2009, Taiwan's Wildlife Conservation Law (promulgated on June 23, 1989) was amended. The phrase "endangered species or rare and valuable species" was excised from paragraphs 1 and 2 of article 35 and from The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on March 31, 2009, that a 1993 Congressional resolution apologizing for the role of the United States in overthrowing the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893 does not affect the right of the On December 4, 2008, Mongolia's parliament passed a resolution asking President Nambaryn Enkhbayar to report by February 2009 on progress in negotiations over development of two mining sites. The action gave approval to re-opening talks with It was reported on November 6, 2008, that Erikki Nghimtina, the Minister of Mines and Energy of Namibia, has proposed an amendment to the Minerals Act of 1992 that seeks to boost state revenues through new... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 19 Nov 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540790_text Global Legal Monitor: Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Uganda: Border Demarcation Planned in Lake http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540670_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On October 30, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) approved a draft law on national land planning, which has been submitted to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) announced on September 23, 2012, that Taiwan has officially joined the South Pacific In June 2012, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) decided to continue a moratorium on commercial fishing of the species off Greenland. Unless the number of salmon in North Atlantic waters greatly increases in the On May 25, 2012, the Brazilian government vetoed 12 articles of the new Forestry Code, Law No. 12,651 of May 25, 2012 (Lei No. 12.651, de 25 de Maio de 2012, PLANALTO.GOV.BR). President Dilma On May 2, 2012, Sweden's Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, released a statement on the issue of whether to ban drilling for oil in the Arctic region. He pointed out that while environmental issues are important for The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be On November 21, 2011, the European Union (EU) introduced a proposal to ban shark finning, a widespread practice across the globe that involves the cutting off by fishermen of the fins of sharks while the sharks On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently On October 25, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Foundations of Budget Law. Accordingly, persons (including cooperative settlements, i.e., kibbutzes and moshavs) that are registered or entitled to be registered as possessors On June 25, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) adopted the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Oil and Natural Gas Pipelines, in six chapters and 61 articles. The It was reported on June 8, 2010, that Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, has announced that, in connection with its 21st licensing round, currently underway, Norway "will not allow any deepwater oil and Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and On February 16, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Water Law 5719-1959. The amendment requires every public body to install accessories for the purpose of saving water in any building it owns On February 12, 2010, the East African Community (EAC) passed the Tourism and Wildlife Management Bill, which seeks to establish a cooperative framework for management of tourism and wildlife resources in the region, in accordance with It was reported on December 7, 2009, that as a "fishing entity" using the name "Chinese Taipei," Taiwan has joined the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation. According to the Deputy Director-General of the Taiwan Council According to a November 6, 2009, announcement, confirmed by the Ministry of Water and Forests, Gabon has decided to ban the export of unhewn timber, beginning in 2010. The goals of the ban are to conserve On August 17, 2009, Norway and Scotland signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Aquaculture. The document was signed in Trondheim, Norway, by the Scottish Environment Minister, Roseanna Cunningham, and the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and On July 8, 2009, Taiwan's Wildlife Conservation Law (promulgated on June 23, 1989) was amended. The phrase "endangered species or rare and valuable species" was excised from paragraphs 1 and 2 of article 35 and from The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on March 31, 2009, that a 1993 Congressional resolution apologizing for the role of the United States in overthrowing the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893 does not affect the right of the On December 4, 2008, Mongolia's parliament passed a resolution asking President Nambaryn Enkhbayar to report by February 2009 on progress in negotiations over development of two mining sites. The action gave approval to re-opening talks with It was reported on November 6, 2008, that Erikki Nghimtina, the Minister of Mines and Energy of Namibia, has proposed an amendment to the Minerals Act of 1992 that seeks to boost state revenues through new The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda are planning to clearly mark their border in Lake Edward. The work will be done by a team composed of representatives of the two countries and will... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 17 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540670_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: New Offshore Oil Agreement Reached by Newfoundland and Labrador Province http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540616_text Natural resources - It was recently reported that in a first reading on May 7, 2014, Poland's Parliament failed to reach consensus on draft legislation proposing a new Law on Hydrocarbon Tax, amendments to the Law on Mineral Extraction According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would On October 22, 2013, Brazil enacted Decree No. 8,127 (Decreto No. 8.127, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which launches a National Contingency Plan for oil pollution incidents in waters under national jurisdiction (Plano Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed draft legislation that requires companies involved in gas, oil, and mineral extraction as well as logging, to provide full disclosure of payments made to national governments. On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the On March 7, 2013, the Brazilian Congress rejected the vetoes by President Dilma Roussef on November 30, 2012, of parts of a law that redefined the distribution of petroleum royalties in Brazil (Lei No. On November 30, 2012, a new law defining the distribution of petroleum royalties to states, the Federal District, and municipalities was promulgated in Brazil (Lei No. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On October 30, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) approved a draft law on national land planning, which has been submitted to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) announced on September 23, 2012, that Taiwan has officially joined the South Pacific In June 2012, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) decided to continue a moratorium on commercial fishing of the species off Greenland. Unless the number of salmon in North Atlantic waters greatly increases in the On May 25, 2012, the Brazilian government vetoed 12 articles of the new Forestry Code, Law No. 12,651 of May 25, 2012 (Lei No. 12.651, de 25 de Maio de 2012, PLANALTO.GOV.BR). President Dilma On May 2, 2012, Sweden's Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, released a statement on the issue of whether to ban drilling for oil in the Arctic region. He pointed out that while environmental issues are important for The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be On November 21, 2011, the European Union (EU) introduced a proposal to ban shark finning, a widespread practice across the globe that involves the cutting off by fishermen of the fins of sharks while the sharks On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently On October 25, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Foundations of Budget Law. Accordingly, persons (including cooperative settlements, i.e., kibbutzes and moshavs) that are registered or entitled to be registered as possessors On June 25, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) adopted the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Oil and Natural Gas Pipelines, in six chapters and 61 articles. The It was reported on June 8, 2010, that Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, has announced that, in connection with its 21st licensing round, currently underway, Norway "will not allow any deepwater oil and Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and On February 16, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Water Law 5719-1959. The amendment requires every public body to install accessories for the purpose of saving water in any building it owns On February 12, 2010, the East African Community (EAC) passed the Tourism and Wildlife Management Bill, which seeks to establish a cooperative framework for management of tourism and wildlife resources in the region, in accordance with It was reported on December 7, 2009, that as a "fishing entity" using the name "Chinese Taipei," Taiwan has joined the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation. According to the Deputy Director-General of the Taiwan Council According to a November 6, 2009, announcement, confirmed by the Ministry of Water and Forests, Gabon has decided to ban the export of unhewn timber, beginning in 2010. The goals of the ban are to conserve On August 17, 2009, Norway and Scotland signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Aquaculture. The document was signed in Trondheim, Norway, by the Scottish Environment Minister, Roseanna Cunningham, and the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and On July 8, 2009, Taiwan's Wildlife Conservation Law (promulgated on June 23, 1989) was amended. The phrase "endangered species or rare and valuable species" was excised from paragraphs 1 and 2 of article 35 and from The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on March 31, 2009, that a 1993 Congressional resolution apologizing for the role of the United States in overthrowing the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893 does not affect the right of the On December 4, 2008, Mongolia's parliament passed a resolution asking President Nambaryn Enkhbayar to report by February 2009 on progress in negotiations over development of two mining sites. The action gave approval to re-opening talks with It was reported on November 6, 2008, that Erikki Nghimtina, the Minister of Mines and Energy of Namibia, has proposed an amendment to the Minerals Act of 1992 that seeks to boost state revenues through new The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda are planning to clearly mark their border in Lake Edward. The work will be done by a team composed of representatives of the two countries and will Although there is a moratorium on offshore drilling for oil off of Canada's west coast, a number of projects off the east coast have been approved by the federal government under the authority of an array... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 03 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540616_text