Events of Interest
New dates are being added so please keep checking for updates.
What do all lawyers need to know about climate change?
LOCATION: ASHURST / ONLINE @ 14.00
To achieve the purpose of influencing the transition to net-zero, scientific reports into climate change need to directly influence law and policy. This NZLA event will explore the relationship between law and climate science, focusing on how the former can develop in light of new climate realities. Our expert panellists will provide key insights into legal implementation, the IPCC report and the intersection between science and policy.
Reaching Zero: how legal services can accelerate the transition with NZLA
LOCATION: SLAUGHTER AND MAY / ONLINE @ 14.00
This panel event will look at why lawyers and the advice they provide are so critical to limiting warming to 1.5*C. Panellists will address the question of how law firms can play a constructive and positive role in the climate emergency. They will also consider the role of transparency and disclosure and how it might impact clients’ decision-making in relation to engaging legal counsel. This will lead to a discussion of ‘red lines’ within firms, and how firms could evaluate their advice against transition principles or criteria.
Let’s Talk Voluntary Carbon Markets with NZLA
LOCATION:DLA PIPER / ONLINE @ 17.30
The voluntary carbon market has seen a flurry of activity in the last couple of years due to private sector climate action pledges. The discussion will cover the current state and trends in the voluntary carbon market and the needs of investors/buyers for a robust claim over the attribution of the mitigation outcomes.
Take Control of Your Supply Chain to Achieve Net Zero with the LSA
ONLINE ONLY @ 10.00
For many companies supply chain emissions are the most complex group of emissions to tackle. They can account for up to 95% of total emissions, but getting an accurate representation of your supplier’s footprint is often a complex and lengthy process. In this webinar, experts from Carbon Intelligence will explain how to approach your footprinting and engagement programme and show how to use technology to accelerate impact.
- Amanda Carpenter, CEO, Achill Management.
- Jim Haywood, Director, Achill Management.
- Wayne Hitchings Associate Director, Carbon Intelligence
- Felicity Pattullo, Associate Director, Carbon Intelligence
Competition Law, Climate and Transition with NZLA
ONLINE ONLY @ 14.00
This event will discuss the fascinating intersect between competition law, climate change and the transition to zero. Simon Holmes will open the panel with an overview of the way in which real and perceived fears of falling foul of competition law can hinder or even prevent collaboration that could assist in achieving climate objectives. Panelists will then discuss a path forward which would help ensure alignment between competition law and the transition and why such a path is absolutely critical. Panelists will include leading competition lawyers from within the Net Zero Lawyers Alliance membership.
Do you know your ESG from your ISSB ? The language of green…demystified with the LSA
LOCATION: NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT @ 12.00
This informal discussion includes speakers from Norton Rose Fulbright, Ashurst and others to explore and explain what the acronyms mean and how the initiatives, policies and regulatory requirements link together and support the work of lawyers and the legal profession in tackling climate change.
Investment Protection in Energy Transition with NZLA
ONLINE ONLY @ 14.00
The panel will explore the confluence of private and public international law in the context of investment dispute resolution in transition to net zero.
NZLA Networking Event
LOCATION: DLA PIPER @ 17.30
A brilliant opportunity to come together in person to celebrate one year since the launch of NZLA.
Global Trends in Climate Litigation
LOCATION: LSA / Grantham Research Institute @ 18.30
This event will mark the launch of the Grantham Research Institute’s 2022 Global Trends in Climate Change Litigation Policy Report.
This annual report – which has been published regularly since 2017 – provides an overview of the state of the art of climate litigation and highlights recent developments and recommendations for action. The event will begin with a short presentation from authors Joana Setzer and Catherine Higham on the findings of the Grantham Research Institute’s 2022 Global Trends in Climate Change Litigation Policy Report. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion, with four distinguished experts in the field. Panellists will be asked to react to the report and to draw out key aspects from their own experience in the field. The report is based on data in the Climate Change Laws of the World database which has a user base of nearly 200,000 users a year. Users include policy-makers from national legislatures, environment ministries, and central banks among many others.
Energy Transition: A Focus on Africa and COP27
The energy transition is a key part of any climate change discussions. While the UK and EU are arguably already in the middle of their energy transition, the transition in other developing regions are still in their formative stages. In this session, a panel of experts will reflect on the energy transition in Africa. As part of the conversation they will consider where different African countries are on the journey, and what trends they are seeing. In doing so, the experts will discuss the rise of ESG across the continent, the deployment of renewable energy in several African jurisdictions, and the transition of existing extractive businesses, including both mining and O&G.
Net Zero Week
We all need to radically reduce our carbon emissions to combat the effects of climate change. Reaching net zero will require many new measures, innovative solutions, aggressive government policies and plenty of human effort both at work and at home. Net Zero Week is part of this much needed momentum.
The Global Economy, the Sustainable Development Goals & the Law Symposium
Are you interested in learning how innovations in trade, investment and financial laws can foster sustainable development worldwide?
Are you keen to hear from global experts on how international economic policy and practice is changing, post-pandemic?
Plastic Free July
Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?
The LSA Carbon Calculator is a free to use online platform that members can use to measure all your emissions – across scopes 1 2 and 3. Compliant with SECR and SBTi this online tool has been designed especially for law firms. Use it as many times as you want for as many locations as you want.
Simply collect your emissions data for energy, water, waste, travel, procurement and scope 3 supply chain – and the tool does the rest. Using the latest DEFRA emissions factors the Carbon Calculator gives you an accurate picture of your annual CO2e emissions.
Set targets for reduction. Your carbon footprint is the starting point to set targets for emissions reduction. You don’t have to be an SBTi firm to be on a net zero journey – set a target to reduce year on year and start your journey today.