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Ermenegilda
Boccabella

Practice Lead, Energy
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Ermenegilda

Ermenegilda is Global Counsel’s practice lead for energy policy. She is a qualified lawyer with significant experience in energy, emissions reductions, climate change and sustainability at all levels of government, from cities to international affairs.

She has served as a negotiator in a range of United Nations formats and has a decade of experience advising trade associations, governments, companies and investors in monitoring and engaging with the Paris climate change process and wider energy transformation issues.

At Global Counsel, Ermenegilda advises clients on UN, EU, UK and APAC policymaking and engagement on energy issues and in areas such as infrastructure and climate change policy.  

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Is an EU-wide ban on petrol and diesel cars imminent?

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A decision is imminent on whether the UK will bring forward its phase-out date for vehicles with internal combustion engines (ICE) from 2035 to 2030 – in itself already a radically different position than this time last year where the phase-out date was set at 2040. Pressure is mounting from all sides as without this decision, the UK stands no chance of meeting its net…

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Does the election actually matter for the US energy transition?

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There is no doubt that the US will be key to global decarbonisation and for the energy sector, the upcoming American elections in November will be a turning point. While it is clear that a returned President Trump would not actively seek to reduce emissions in a second term, net-zero expectations from other major states have nevertheless moved ahead without his version of…

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Success at COP26: four issues to watch from GC's experts

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We hear from four of our climate and energy experts on key issues that will impact the success or failure of COP26: China's climate action policies; a shift from mitigation to resilience and adaptation in sustainability efforts; the Paris Agreement's controversial global carbon market; and how different US climate policy may look depending on the eleciton results.

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The business case for net-zero

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The last six months have seen several large companies from a range of sectors announce net-zero targets for GHG emissions. Visa, Volvo, Apple and others have all lead the way, and even banks like Credit Suisse have been changing their lending practices based on a borrower’s emissions. Royal Dutch Shell, Eni, Repsol and Total are seeking to reduce their emissions by one…

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