Sophie Whitehead is an associate in the Environmental Markets team at Baker McKenzie, Sydney. Sophie is an environmental lawyer who specialises in domestic and international climate change law and policy, carbon markets and environmental compliance. She joined Baker McKenzie in 2015.
Sophie advises governments and corporations on matters relating to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement, including on their participation in the international climate change negotiations, engagement with carbon markets and the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Sophie also advises on legal and policy issues associated with Australia's Emissions Reduction Fund and Safeguard Mechanism.
Sophie advises corporations on environmental compliance and planning approval pathways.