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Climate Change

The management of carbon and wider climate change initiatives remain at the forefront of the political agenda and present ever increasing challenges for businesses.

Our worldwide climate change practice group has advised extensively on carbon related projects, initiatives to mitigate carbon impacts and the development of CSR policies and carbon management strategies for clients. For more on the work of the Climate Change Practice Group, please also see emissions trading.

Allen & Overy is also at the forefront of the renewable energy market, advising both companies and financiers across the renewable energy spectrum, including hydro, energy from waste, solar, wind, biomass, biofuels and co-firing. We assist clients on the regulatory aspects of a wide range of renewables projects, as well as the environmental economic instruments which are so essential in making such projects viable, such as the UK’s Renewables Obligation, green certificates and tariffs in Europe, and emissions credits under the Kyoto Protocol.

The geographic reach of Allen & Overy, including the transfer of knowledge between different offices and jurisdictions, means that we are able to keep abreast of the latest green initiatives and legislative developments occurring around the globe.

News & insights

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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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System of pipes

Publications: 21 MAY 2021

Carbon Capture, Use, and Sequestration (CCUS) Webinar

This webinar featured a case study approach to a CCUS project to identify the key commercial arrangements and risk pressure points that sponsors, tax equity and cash equity investors, and lenders…

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Ocean

Publications: 30 APRIL 2021

Towards mandatory TCFD

The recommendations of the Task Force for Climate-related Disclosures (TCFD) are voluntary, but are fast gaining traction within sustainability/ESG policy and regulation.

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Publications: 09 APRIL 2021

When Green meets Digital

What’s behind the new “European Green Digital Coalition”?

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