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Upcoming Webinar | 28 September 2022 | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm GMT +1

Ahead of our participation in COP27 in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt, in November, we will explore in this webinar how the new mechanisms agreed under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement can play a key role in NDC implementation. Our focus will be on both the opportunities these mechanisms provide and the near-term challenges to accessing these.

Specifically, we will cover:

  1. How Article 6 can assist in delivering climate finance
    • Article 6 as a potential additional tool to wider multilateral climate finance
    • Brief overview of Article 6.2 and Article 6.4 mechanisms, including their interface with voluntary carbon markets
    • Ability of emerging markets to implement these mechanisms in a way that can channel finance and technology transfer to key areas relevant to an NDC
    • Key near-term steps needed to prepare for this
  2. Perspectives on opportunities and challenges, including the needs of business investors
  3. What the climate finance needs of emerging markets are to deliver their NDCs
    • Importance of significant climate finance for emerging markets
    • Needs of Egypt as the host country for COP27 under the updated NDC


Trench Rossi Watanabe and Baker McKenzie have executed a strategic cooperation agreement for consulting on foreign law.


Andrew Hedges is a climate change and clean energy lawyer based in London. He works on a range of transactions driven by the ongoing transition to a low carbon economy. His expertise spans the development of renewable energy projects, energy efficiency, sustainable energy procurement (including long term corporate PPAs) and carbon finance. Andrew also provides regulatory advice impacting on the design of a range of energy transactions. Andrew is ranked as a Band 1 individual by Chambers Global.


Lamyaa Gadelhak is principal at Helmy, Hamza & Partners, Baker McKenzie Cairo, where she co-heads the Banking & Projects Practice Group. She has over 15 years of experience working on the entire spectrum of banking and finance and developing critical projects in energy, mining, infrastructure, environmental markets, and climate change. Lamyaa has been at the forefront of Baker McKenzie's efforts to expand the Firm's expertise in other jurisdictions, including in Africa.
In the area of projects, Lamyaa advises on project development and financing, as well as on regulatory and corporate matters. She also provided her unique perspective in several publications on renewable energy, banking and finance, emissions trading, climate change, and carbon capture and storage. In addition, she was among the first members of the Firm's EMEA Banking & Finance Steering Committee and EMEA Financial Institutions Working Group. Lamyaa currently serves on the steering committees for Baker McKenzie's global project finance and Africa initiatives. She also participates in BakerWomen, a recent initiative to advance female professionals at Baker McKenzie. Lamyaa constantly receives top rankings from publications like Chambers Global, Legal 500, and IFLR, which recognize her many achievements.
Lamyaa received her bachelor's degree in 2014 from Cairo University's Faculty of Law. She then completed her master's degree in business law in 2005 and her master's degree in international and European business law in 2007, both at the Universite Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. She was admitted to the Egyptian Bar Association in 2005.


Renata Campetti Amaral joined the firm in 2002 and became a partner in 2013. She is the head of the firm’s Climate Change, Environmental Law and Sustainability group in Brazil, and the leader of Ablfs McKfnzif’s global climate change group in Latin America. Is also the coordinator of the sustainability initiatives conducted by the office’s B-Green Committee. Renata assists the major players in the Brazilian market in Nature-bases Solution (NbS) projects, transaction of carbon credits, implementation of decarbonization strategies and carbon-related advocacy and regulatory matters. Renata leads several of the largest environmental and regularization cases in the country. She has extensive experience in sustainability matters, as well as in managing crises and negotiating with stakeholders. Advises on negotiating with authorities; judicial and administrative litigation; reviewing environmental aspects of institutions and financial operations; drafting environmental provisions in contracts and other commercial operations. Renata has extensive experience in dealing with environmental management, legal auditing and other organizational practices; regulatory and institutional analysis and environmental control; negotiation and implementation of environmental remediation plans; environmental licensing; legal aspects of biodiversity protection; environmental crisis management; development of preventive policies and strategies for companies; negotiation and drafting of contracts for the purchase and sale of carbon credits and acting in transactions related to various aspects of the energy transition.
*Trench Rossi Watanabe and Baker McKenzie have executed a strategic cooperation agreement for consulting on foreign law.

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