Climate change is an issue of global economic, political, and legal importance to governments, businesses and citizens of the world.
The effects of and accountability for climate change are not uniform across the world, with states and regions dealing with different types of threats, contributing to a fragmented coverage of climate and environmental law. In addition, climate change-related litigation against governments and industry is an emerging trend in a growing number of jurisdictions.
We help our clients navigate this increasingly complex landscape by taking a holistic approach, combining our in-depth knowledge of global political agendas and trends, myriad of international and national laws and sector expertise to advise on compliance and risk mitigation strategies, and to counsel and defend clients in litigation and in contentious and non-contentious regulatory proceedings.
Our global climate change practice supports clients across the full range of regulatory, transactional, project and contentious legal issues.
To help businesses and policy makers alike, our multi-disciplinary team specialises in:
- Environment-related reporting and disclosures
- Dispute resolution, including class actions
- Regulatory investigations and compliance
- Project development and implementation
- Emission trading regimes and carbon storage
- Shareholder activism
- Director's duties and liability
- Development of national climate legislation
- Business and human rights
- ESG policies
We take pride in our long-standing commitment to promote sustainability and economic growth – supporting an innovative and low carbon future.
CLIMATE CHANGE NOTES
On the pilot emissions trading regime in the Pearl River Delta contracts