Charley is an Associate in the Climate and Sustainability Practice. She previously worked for WWF-UK in the public affairs team, lobbying on key environmental pieces of legislation, and working on campaigns across deforestation and ocean recovery. Prior to this, Charley also worked as an assistant political researcher in the Houses of Parliament. 

At GC, Charley supports climate and sustainability clients, producing research advising on the risks and opportunities surrounding environmental policy, regulatory, and political issues. 

Recent examples of her work include: 

  • Supporting clients in the agri-tech sector to understand how they can engage with EU and UK policy debates on agriculture reform.  
  • Conducting political due diligence for clients surrounding single-use plastics regulation and waste reform across the EU and US. 
  • Working with clients to develop their planned political and public engagement with upcoming UNFCCC climate conference COP26.

Latest Insights by Charley Roberts

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Unpacking the IPCC report


Last week the IPCC released the first part of its sixth assessment report outlining the most up to date evidence on the physical progress of climate change. The headline feature of the report is an even more urgent tone than ever before – the alarming statistics picked up from the report are that warming is happening even faster than expected, and the unprecedented nature…

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The G7 UK Summit: what you need to know

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Jon Garvie, Practice lead for Policy; Denzil Davidson, Adviser; and Charley Roberts, Associate, Climate and Sustainability unpack the G7 leader’s summit, which will take place from Friday to Sunday in Carbis Bay, Cornwall.

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Nature-based solutions: cost-effective and credible?


Not all solutions for mitigation and adaptation to climate change are technological. So-called ‘nature-based’ solutions are rapidly increasing in prominence, successfully breaking through conservation circles to mainstream policy since the 2019 Madrid UN climate conference.

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Climate policy - coming to your plate


On November 3rd, Global Counsel hosted a panel discussion on the role of diet in achieving climate objectives. The discussion focused on how likely we are to see forthcoming UK policy aimed at addressing a dietary shift and whether we can expect to see governments increasingly intervene in this area in the same way they do in energy or transport.

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