Allens' Climate Change Group comprises specialists from our energy, resources, finance, tax, corporate, environmental, litigation and infrastructure practice areas.
Our extensive resources, including our alliance with Linklaters, enable us to stay ahead of legal issues relating to climate change across multiple jurisdictions and to keep our clients informed of climate change-related regulation in Australia, Asia and Europe.
We provide advice on:
- Company obligations under emissions reporting, renewable energy and emissions reduction legislation including the Federal Government's ERF and safeguard mechanism;
- Client projects aimed at greenhouse gas reductions, both domestically and internationally;
- Climate-related risk disclosure considerations; and
- Legal developments related to mining, intensive industry, energy, and emissions – spanning all aspects of new projects, from environmental and planning studies and project financing, to design, construction and the ongoing operations.
Allens is recognised as one of the pre-eminent law firms in the region.
Our experience, together with our focus upon building strong relationships with our clients and understanding their interests, means that we are well placed to assist them deal with the legal issues associated with climate change.
In line with our commitment to sustainability, we were the first Australian law firm to be certified carbon neutral through the Australian Government's Carbon Neutral Program, sourcing high quality carbon offsets in partnership with the Qantas Future Planet Program. Through our carbon offsetting, we seek to support projects with social and economic co-benefits, including an indigenous carbon farming project in the North Kimberley.
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Carbon Neutral Program
In 2014, Allens became certified carbon neutral in line with the National Carbon Offset Standard through the Carbon Neutral Program – the first Australian law firm to do so.
Qantas Future Planet Program
We continually look at innovative ways to become a more sustainable firm and this year, we are proud to be partnering with Qantas on the Qantas Future Planet Program, to support carbon credit projects. Learn more about the partnership.