Please note that Charlotte will be taking three months study leave commencing 27th September 2021 and returning to work on 20th December 2021.

Focus

Charlotte specialises in decarbonising the energy system. She develops legal methods of pricing the environmental externalities of gas into system planning, market access and public financing. She also leads ClientEarth’s work on methane, devising and advocating for ambitious regulatory responses and international frameworks to deal with this potent greenhouse pollutant.

Experience

Charlotte’s career has centred on renewable energy policy and finance, and strategic legal interventions on climate issues. She has worked as a policy adviser to an Australian Member of Parliament, and was researcher to Australia’s leading environmental law judge, the Honourable Justice Brian Preston. While engaged as a consultant to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, she designed and implemented government funding schemes for emerging renewable technologies. In her work as a commercial lawyer at Allens Linklaters she advised renewable energy developers on major solar and wind projects.

Education

Charlotte holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws with first class honours from the Australian National University. In 2021-22 she is studying a Master of Public Policy at the University of Oxford.

The environmental and climate crises are upon us, so we need smart policy that takes into account planetary limits, and provides solutions that are long-lasting and cost-effective. When governments neglect these imperatives, lawyers and policy advocates play an important role holding them to account.

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