Climate & Energy Policy & Analysis
We represent environmental organizations in federal lobbying and legislative efforts to establish and defend laws and regulations that create opportunities for renewable energy and reduce climate change causing emissions.
Our attorneys have been involved in municipal sustainability and sea level rise committees that laid the groundwork for Miami-Dade County and local municipal efforts to address the challenges sea level rise. We have successfully advocated for land use decisions that take into account sea level rise and climate change.
We have experience analyzing corporate reporting, ratings, data and research to help our clients understand climate related vulnerabilities and risks posed to corporations. Investors are more keenly aware than ever of the financial risks and opportunities that exist as a result of vulnerabilities to climate impacts, planning for a carbon constrained economy and taking advantage of opportunities in clean tech and renewable energy. We work with investors and companies to identify strengths and weaknesses in climate related practices, emissions and reporting and improve decisions and practices.
Florida has vast expanses of coastline that includes two national parks, a 2,900 square mile national marine sanctuary, a network of 41 aquatic preserves and 4 estuaries within the National Estuary Program. The interplay of state and federally managed coastline each present unique options for zoning and management in a manner that is consistent with the designated use, resource protection and preservation of user experiences. We work with individuals, local governments and nonprofit organizations to advocate for the implementation of measures to better manage coastal resources.
Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Analysis
We provide research and analysis of company performance on ESG factors. Investors and consumers are demanding that environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities are accounted for by public companies. We have extensive experience analyzing sustainability reporting and ratings analysis and have capacity to help clients understand corporate performance and reporting on the specific issues that matter to them.