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Emissions and Carbon Trading

Since the earliest days of the carbon market, Allen & Overy’s multi-jurisdictional emissions trading practice in Asia, Europe and North America has expanded to meet client demand.

We are at the forefront of advising on, and drafting documentation for, the trading of emissions credits and the development of climate change projects.

We have extensive experience of working with clients in both the public and private sectors on climate change projects, including advising on the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme, the Kyoto Mechanisms (Clean Development Mechanisms, Joint Implementation and International Emissions Trading) and on both the buy and sell side of Emissions Reductions Purchase Agreements and Project Development Agreements.

Though our multi-disciplinary disciplinary team we are able to assist on all aspects of emissions related matters and projects.  We have advised extensively on how best to structure carbon-related projects (whether, for instance, in the context of a traditional finance structure or novel carbon funds or bonds) and are able to provide support on the full range of documentation required to being such projects to fruition.

As domestic carbon related regimes continue to evolve, such as the UK's Energy Efficiency Carbon Reduction Commitment, our global and local expertise ensures you are receiving the very best advice and support the market has to offer. We are also at the forefront of assisting clients on the potential impacts of mandatory greenhouse gas emissions reporting in their annual reports.

News & insights

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Publications: 21 OCTOBER 2021

Indonesia passes carbon tax bill as part of GHG regulation effort

There are two important legislative developments in Indonesia as the country attempts to meet its obligations under the Paris Agreement. Indonesia’s House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat…

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Publications: 19 OCTOBER 2021

Carbon transport and storage in the UK

Today the UK Government has announced which two carbon transport and storage clusters have been successful in the initial phase of the UK Government's carbon capture, usage and storage cluster…

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

Blog Post: 08 OCTOBER 2021

International reaction to the EU's proposed CBAM

There has been something of a mixed response to the EU’s proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). At the seventh meeting of BRICS environment ministers in New Delhi in August, the statement…

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Publications: 08 JULY 2021

A rise in hydrogen-related M&A activity globally

As international pressure mounts for urgent responses to climate change, there are signs that, after several false dawns, hydrogen is finally emerging as a key component in the transition from fossil…

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Recognition

Our Global Climate Change practice

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We have extensive, cutting-edge experience of working with clients in both the public and private sectors on climate change projects and have the depth of resources through our international network of lawyers to help our clients achieve their commercial aims in this fast-developing market.

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