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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.  

Latest Insights by Ermenegilda Boccabella

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

Sustainability

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

Sustainability

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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A tax whose time has come?

Energy & Commodities

Carbon border adjustment taxes are not a new concept. The idea applies carbon pricing to goods that enter the single market where products are manufactured offshore have avoided carbon pricing. In theory, this prevents 'carbon leakage'. Europe's energy-intensive industries, especially cement and steel, have long argued they need a level playing field against imports with…

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Tipping point? The future of energy post covid-19

Energy & Commodities

In light of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, GC has held regular weekly calls focusing on how governments are responding to the situation and what upcoming developments could look like. Global Counsel recently hosted a discussion between our Chairman Peter Mandelson, Al Cook, Executive Vice President of Equinor, Marco Alverà, Chief Executive Officer of Snam and Global…

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