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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

Publications: 30 SEPTEMBER 2020

Climate litigation in Europe in the wake of Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic that has forced more than half of the world’s population into restrictive lockdowns of varying degrees has also triggered sudden drops in greenhouse gas emissions and a…

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Publications: 11 SEPTEMBER 2020

Podcast: What’s driving Indonesia’s electric vehicle industry?

This week’s episode of G&R Airtime examines Indonesia’s competitive edge in the electric vehicle industry, but also the challenges players in this sector face.

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Publications: 07 AUGUST 2020

Irish Supreme Court ruling on FIE vs. Ireland – increasing pressure for European governments to bolster climate ambitions

On 31 July 31 2020, the Irish Supreme Court quashed the national plan for tackling climate change adopted by the Irish Government in 2017. In the wake of the December 2019 Urgenda landmark ruling in…

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Publications: 29 JULY 2020

Updated Equator Principles: Transition to Version 4

Following an extensive consultation process, the Equator Principles Association (EP Association) adopted a fourth iteration of the Equator Principles (EP4) on 18 November 2019. Originally, EP4 was due…

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