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Emily Gerrard

Emily is the Co-Head of Allens' climate change group. She is an environmental law specialist with strong experience in climate change, town planning, indigenous engagement and energy, infrastructure and resources projects. Emily's experience includes working with a diverse range of clients across sectors in relation to legislative reform, green development pathways, carbon projects, hazardous and other waste management, native title, and environmental approval and compliance matters.

For a number of years, Emily has worked with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in relation to carbon and biodiversity offsetting opportunities. More recently, this has included working with North Kimberley traditional owners, alongside the Kimberley Land Council, on the North Kimberley Fire Abatement Project. The Project has generated a large number of carbon credits under the Carbon Framing Initiative, which can be sold to generate income for remote Kimberley communities. The savanna fire management project involves fire management activities across a large area of the North Kimberley and enables traditional owners to fulfil cultural responsibilities and maintain their contact with land, as well as provide employment, health and environmental benefits.

Emily holds Bachelor degrees in science and law and has previously worked in the native title representative body system. She is currently a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Law Council of Australia Business Law Section Climate Change Committee.

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