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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 and insights

Towers with cables

Publications: 09 January 2023

The UK Electricity Generator Levy

Electricity Generation Levy Update.

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Blue economy; ocean policy; marine policy; marine protection; water resource protection; COP26; European Green Deal

Blog Post: 06 December 2022

COP15 - setting the scene

The UN Biodiversity Conference (Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)) (COP15) is taking place this year from 7 to 19 December 2022 in…

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Solar panels

News: 30 November 2022

Allen & Overy advises Eiffel Investment Group on the launch of an equity bridge fund dedicated to renewable energy

Allen & Overy has advised the asset manager Eiffel Investment Group on the creation and structuration of Eiffel Transition Infrastructure, an innovative equity bridge solution to support renewable…

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Bottled liquids on conveyer belt

Publications: 28 November 2022

Supply chains must evolve to keep pace with drive to Net Zero

Supply chains enable production and progress, but their contribution to climate change is significant. Making them more sustainable in every sense is critical to decarbonisation. 

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