Publish in Special Reports - Monday, June 20, 2016
LATAM LEADER Madeleine B. Kadas, Chair of the Latin American Practice at Beveridge & Diamond.
KEY LAWYERS Tiffany Carlson, Russell N. Fraker and Paul E. Hagen. (Photos: Beveridge & Diamond)
But enforcement generally weaker than in the United States.
BY JOACHIM BAMRUD
Despite its image as a laggard compared with the United States, Latin America is more advanced when it comes to certain environmental laws, according to a leading expert.
“In some ways, Latin American environmental laws are more advanced than those in the U.S,” says Madeleine B. Kadas, Chair of the Latin American Practice at Beveridge & Diamond. “For example, Latin American laws are far more progressive than those of the U.S. in areas related to product take-back. Also, many Latin American countries have had climate change commitments since before the Paris negotiations that are now drivers for significant new energy use and efficiency laws.”
However, in other ways the region lags the United States, she points out.
“Latin American laws are...
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