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Kelly Sporn

Senior Policy Advisor

London

Kelly Sporn
Kelly Sporn

Senior Policy Advisor

London

Kelly is a Senior Policy Advisor in the International Environment, Climate and Regulatory Law Group, based in London. She specialises in sustainability/ESG policy and regulatory strategy.

Kelly joined Allen & Overy in 2020 from the Regulatory Policy team at Barclays, where she led engagement on a number of dossiers including sustainability, retail and markets regulation. She worked with senior management, multiple business lines and functions to help develop the bank’s response to sustainability and related regulatory proposals.  She represented Barclays on the FCA-PRA Climate Financial Risk Forum Innovation Working Group.

 

Prior to joining Barclays in 2017, Kelly was a managing associate at Linklaters LLP. She specialised in markets regulation, structured products and derivatives, advising banks, corporates, funds, financial markets infrastructure firms and trade associations. She has broad in-house experience, including policy, legal and business roles.

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Climate change mitigation; climate change adaptation; net zero; decarbonisation; COP26; CBD COP15

Blog Post: 20 OCTOBER 2021

UK Greening Finance Roadmap

The long-awaited successor to the 2019 UK Green Finance Strategy, the UK Greening Finance: A Roadmap to Sustainable Investing was published this week, just in time for COP26.  The Roadmap is a blend…

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Trees forest

Publications: 20 OCTOBER 2021

The White House Proposes to Strengthen National Environmental Policy Act

On October 6, 2021, The White House set forward a proposal that would effectively undo the 2020 Regulations, which were promulgated in response to the Trump Administration’s EO 13807 and represented…

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Dry cracked earth

Blog Post: 14 OCTOBER 2021

IEA World Energy Outlook 2021

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published their World Energy Outlook 2021 a month early to coincide with the run-up to COP26. The 2021 report concludes that the energy component of the net…

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Climate change mitigation; climate change adaptation; net zero; decarbonisation; COP26; CBD COP15

Blog Post: 12 OCTOBER 2021

COP26: taking the Paris Agreement a step further

COP26 starts in less than 3 weeks and will be the fifth climate conference since the Paris Agreement was reached. But what is the Paris Agreement? And why is it relevant for COP26?

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