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Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Sustainable Innovation Forum at COP28.

The firm will be a strategic partner of the Sustainable Innovation Forum, using its expertise in enabling energy transition technologies within regulatory frameworks to foster collaboration as governments, businesses and investors seek ways to move from ambition to tangible action.

Taking place in Dubai from 4 – 5 December 2023 this will be the 14th Sustainable Innovation Forum organised by ClimateAction. Its core theme of transformative innovation for a nature-positive, net-zero equitable economy will be debated through a series of discussions involving Herbert Smith Freehills' global head of Climate Change, Silke Goldberg and the firm's global co-head of energy, Lewis McDonald. 

The Sustainable Innovation Forum 2023 will serve as a dynamic platform for political leaders, experts, thought leaders, and industry stakeholders to share insights, exchange ideas, and explore cutting-edge solutions that are shaping the future of energy. 

Silke Goldberg, partner and global head of Herbert Smith Freehills' ESG and Climate Change practices, says: "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. The importance of COP28, as countries conduct their first "global stocktake" and discussions of keeping the commitment to 1.5C alive, is clear. We are delighted to sponsor the Sustainable Innovation Forum once again as a key global summit in identifying breakthrough climate innovation."

Lewis McDonald, partner and global co-head of energy at Herbert Smith Freehills, adds: "The energy transition is well and truly underway and our people and clients are very much a part of it. The Sustainable Innovation Forum brings together the key stakeholders involved in the development, financing and regulation of energy transition projects to collaborate and debate the key issues. We are delighted to once again be part of this forum."

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Silke Goldberg

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Lewis McDonald

Global Co-Head of Energy, London

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