Ermenegilda specialises in climate, energy and emissions reductions regulatory policy at Global Counsel. She is admitted as a solicitor and barrister having commenced her career clerking in the Commonwealth Law Courts of Australia before taking a role in private practice. In Brussels she worked in trade associations, governments, and corporations on EU emissions regulations.
Ermenegilda provides ad hoc pro bono legal support at the UNFCCC and UNEP to the Pacific Small Island Developing States. She was a negotiator in Paris for COP21 in 2015, an observer in Rwanda for the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol in 2016 and has continued to negotiate at UN meetings.
At GC, Ermenegilda advises a series of corporates and investors on their approaches to net zero, climate action and the energy transition.
Recent examples of her work include:
- Advising investment deal teams on green deal policy developments relating to asset purchases.
- Supporting in-house teams and C-suite executives on thought leadership within the energy transition.
- Designing and deploying strategic engagement plans which reinforce policy objects for businesses globally.