Practice Lead, Energy

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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Good COP bad COP – 3 things to watch for at COP25 climate negotiations in Madrid


The world’s climate brethren are set to gather next week – not in Chile but in Madrid – for the 25th annual Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP for short). Each year the aim is to move further on the agenda of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for adapting to the impacts of climate change. This year, the…

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European Green Deal

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The Commission’s ambitions to lead the world in action on climate change will continue to rub against member states’ imperatives to manage the economic costs. Under Frans Timmermans, a team of Commissioners therefore have a huge task of putting together a European Green Deal. The Commission is already clear this will prioritise strong environmental protection, support for…

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