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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

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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Close up image of a PCB

Publications: 09 APRIL 2021

When Green meets Digital

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

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aerial image of dense forest

Publications: 02 APRIL 2021

The people’s climate case declared inadmissible: not all climate litigation roads lead to Rome

In the past years (and months), there has been a growing wave of climate change litigation cases, and the cases where plaintiffs have (successfully) invoked fundamental rights are increasing. In our…

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Panoramic view of the New York skyline

News: 25 MARCH 2021

Jennifer L. Wnek is Allen & Overy’s Newest Project Finance and Renewables Partner

Allen & Overy today announced that Jennifer L. Wnek joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s global Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure practice.

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