The increasing number of laws and regulations meant to combat climate change has left many businesses reeling as they scramble to comply.

A new report titled “Succeed in a Lower Carbon Future” by global professional services firm Herbert Smith Freehills notes that by mid-2019 more than 1,600 laws and policies relating to climate change had been created across 164 jurisdictions — a 25-fold increase since 1997, when the Kyoto Treaty was signed as part of efforts to commit parties to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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