All publications by Laure Marolleau

Laure Marolleau

Member of the Paris Bar

27 November 2022

COP27: What outcomes?

The 27th session of the Conference of the Parties, or “COP27”, took place from November 6 to 18 2022 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

The only noticeable achievement is the creation of a financial fund to compensate for loss and damage caused by extreme weather events.

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28 October 2022

Air pollution: The French State fined again

After ordering the French State in 2017 to comply with air quality standards, and in 2021 to pay a penalty payment of €10 million for the period from January 11 to July 11, 2021, the Conseil d’Etat (French Administrative Supreme Court) ordered it to pay two new penalty payments of €10 million each for the two periods from July 2021 to January 2022 and from January 2022 to July 2022 for the persistent breach of the authorized nitrogen dioxide concentration limit.

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17 June 2022

Environmental crime in figures

The French Ministerial Statistical Department for Internal Security has published, for the first time, a study on environmental damages.

The publication of these figures, which do not, however, cover all environmental crimes, is interesting.

What findings can be made?

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11 May 2022

Advertising and the environment: Update on “greenwashing” regulation

“Greenwashing” (“écoblanchiment” in French) can be defined as an abusive or even misleading communication from an organization that promotes an eco-friendly positioning that does not reflect the reality.

In a context of increasing greenwashing practices, this article discusses the latest evolutions of the regulation that governs these practices.

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1 April 2022

Neonicotinoids for sugar beet seeds: French Administrative Supreme Court refuses to suspend the provisional marketing authorization

In a decision issued on February 25, 2022, the Conseil d’Etat (French Administrative Supreme Court) validated the derogation allowing the use of sugar beet seeds treated with neonicotinoids.

It dismissed the application filed by four associations (Agir pour l’environnement, the Confédération paysanne, the Fédération nature et progrès and the Fédération française des apiculteurs professionnels) for an interim judgment to suspend a Ministerial Order dated January 31, 2022 that provided for this derogation.

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15 March 2022

Towards a European corporate due diligence duty

While France is holding the presidency of the Council of the European Union, the European Commission proposed on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 a legislation to establish a corporate due diligence duty for companies, their contractors and their subcontractors.

Companies will be required to identify and, where necessary, prevent, end or mitigate the adverse impacts of their activities on human rights and the environment.

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