Practice Director

Lorna leads Global Counsel's Climate and Sustainability practice. Over the last ten years, Lorna has worked as a policy advisor on Climate Change for the UK government. Lorna led the UK Presidency's Adaptation Negotiations at COP26 and prior to that, led the UK's carbon markets negotiations. Earlier in her career Lorna worked with energy intensive industries to develop policies to reduce their emissions including developing the UK's strategy to reduce industrial emissions to meet domestic targets.

At GC, Lorna leads on providing policy and regulatory advice and assisting clients to understand both the risks and opportunities. 

Recent examples of her work include:

  • Working with companies to expand into and explore new markets through identifying entry points and ensuring clients are targeting the right decisionmakers in the right places with the right messages.
  • Advising clients on engagement at large multilateral events such as UNFCCC COPs to raise their profile and engage meaningfully with discussions.
  • Supporting clients in understanding quickly evolving regulatory areas including EU sustainable finance action plan, plastics and waste and resource strategies globally.

Latest Insights by Lorna Ritchie

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The future of voluntary carbon markets in Asia


Digital panel discussion with Benedict Chia, Director General, Climate Change, National Climate Change Secretariat, Singapore; Hum Wei Mei, Head of Asia Pacific and Head of Products, AirCarbon Exchange; Sandeep Roy Choudhury, Director, VNV Advisory Services; and hosted by Lorna Ritchie, GC’s Climate and Sustainability Practice Director, discussing the future of voluntary…

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Global Month Ahead: The Politics of Food

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This year, Global Counsel's flagship policy conference is exploring the Politics of Food. Events throughout the month of January will offer a chance to debate and discuss the technological, regulatory and geopolitical challenges testing food systems around the world in 2023.

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