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Charley
Roberts

Associate
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Charley is an Associate in the Climate and Sustainability Practice. She previously worked for WWF-UK in the public affairs team, lobbying on key environmental pieces of legislation, and working on campaigns across deforestation and ocean recovery. Prior to this, Charley also worked as an assistant political researcher in the Houses of Parliament. 

At GC, Charley supports climate and sustainability clients, producing research advising on the risks and opportunities surrounding environmental policy, regulatory, and political issues. 

Recent examples of her work include: 

  • Supporting clients in the agri-tech sector to understand how they can engage with EU and UK policy debates on agriculture reform.  
  • Conducting political due diligence for clients surrounding single-use plastics regulation and waste reform across the EU and US. 
  • Working with clients to develop their planned political and public engagement with upcoming UNFCCC climate conference COP26.

Latest Insights by Charley Roberts

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Waste policy: no longer kicked to the kerb

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The covid-19 pandemic has created a hidden problem: the sheer volume of waste generated in response to the health crisis. The environmental cost of covid-19 has been enormous, with an estimated 25,000 tonnes of covid-19 PPE alone having entered the ocean. 

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COP26: game changing or just changing the game?

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After almost two years of build-up, COP26 finally took place during the first two weeks of November. The expectations were high and the media attention significant – both positive and negative. Amidst the flurry of pledges, side agreements and negotiated texts, it is challenging to decipher whether COP26 was ‘a success’ and what it means for global (and local) climate…

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On the ground in Glasgow: everything you need to know from COP26

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The UK’s presidency of the climate change conference COP26 was seized as an opportunity to define themselves as a leader in this space on the global stage. The key goals set out by Alok Sharma, COP26 President, was “cars, coal, cash, and trees”, with other important areas requiring resolution being the finalisation of the emissions trading chapter of the Paris Agreement.

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Unpacking the IPCC report

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Last week the IPCC released the first part of its sixth assessment report outlining the most up to date evidence on the physical progress of climate change. The headline feature of the report is an even more urgent tone than ever before – the alarming statistics picked up from the report are that warming is happening even faster than expected, and the unprecedented nature…

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