Carbon markets and emissions trading
International carbon markets can play a key role in reducing global GHG emissions cost-effectively.
The number of emissions trading systems around the world is increasing. Mechanisms under the Paris Agreement will assist countries and regions linking emissions trading systems and outcomes over time.
We have been at the forefront of the development and implementation of carbon markets for almost 20 years. Our global climate change and sustainability practice has extensive experience advising clients across all key environmental and carbon markets, including the European emissions trading system, previous markets under the Kyoto Protocol and emerging ones under the Paris Agreement, and the various voluntary schemes in existence.
We are considered preeminent advisors to project developers, landholders, service providers, government and other stakeholders participating in voluntary and compliance carbon markets and we continue to work at the forefront of carbon trading activity.
“The firm works across a range of clients with carbon projects. They have a range of experience to draw on when providing advice.” Chambers Global 2021: Global-Wide Climate Change
“The team is "very involved in the carbon market and is very supportive in this space, providing a lot of experience and contribution.” The source adds: "They are very good on market trends and issues." Chambers Global 2021: Global-Wide Climate Change
Forest Carbon nature bond
Nature-based global emissions offset futures contracts are a new type of standardized futures contract being offered on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange that can be used by companies to lock in the cost of carbon offset credits that they expect to need to offset future carbon emissions.
Environmental update | August 2021
Here are the key takeaways from the latest comprehensive climate update that the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change—called the IPCC—released in early August. The new report distils 14,000 individual studies and has more than 200 authors.
EU scales up green subsidies: How you can benefit from new support for clean investments
The European Commission (EC) published its “Green Deal Industrial Plan for the Net-Zero Age” (the Plan) on February 1, 2023. The Plan may present new opportunities for companies to benefit from State aid and other financial support.
“The Green Mining Value Chain”
The critical role of mineral production in the achievement of a sustainable energy future cannot be understated.
The Regulatory Energy Transition Accelerator: Enabling collaboration among the world’s energy regulators as they facilitate the move to net-zero
The transition to net-zero involves profound changes to how energy is produced and consumed, and requires the combined effort of many players, including government and policy makers, utilities, energy proponents and consumers.
Firm named Environment and Climate Firm of the Year at Who’s Who Legal Awards
The annual awards recognise the world’s leading law firms and lawyers across 35 practice areas and industries according to Who’s Who Legal’s independent research.
Norton Rose Fulbright represents Banco Santander, S.A. on US$22.3M ECA-backed financing for Eletronuclear’s Angra 1
Norton Rose Fulbright represented Banco Santander, S.A. in the closing of a US$22.3 million ECA-backed loan to Brazilian utility company Eletronuclear.
Norton Rose Fulbright advises the Djermaya Solar project on the first IPP in Chad
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised the project company, Djermaya CDEN Energy S.A.S., on the development and financing of phase 1 of a solar project with a total capacity of approximately 34 MWp to be located 30 kilometers north of N’Djamena, Chad. Djermaya CDEN Energy S.A.S. is owned by DIPF Africa Limited and Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company InfraCo Africa Limited The project consists of the development, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of a 60MW greenfield solar photovoltaic plant developed in two phases, a transmission line and associated interconnection facilities. This is the first solar project to be designed, financed, built and operated by an independent power producer (IPP) in Chad.
Norton Rose Fulbright named MENA Legal Adviser of the Year at IJGlobal Awards 2020
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised on 19 “Deals of the Year” across multiple regions, and has been awarded MENA legal adviser of the year at this year’s IJ Global Awards.
Projects, energy and infrastructure teams recognized at IJGlobal Awards
Norton Rose Fulbright received Global Legal Adviser of the Year, Asia Pacific Legal Adviser of the Year and North America Legal Adviser of the Year accolades at the IJGlobal Awards 2019.
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