September 2019

Lawyers put local authorities on notice over climate inaction

Lawyers from ClientEarth are putting 100 local authorities across England on notice, warning them that they will violate their legal obligations and risk legal challenge if they do not introduce proper climate change plans. Environmental lawyers from ClientEarth's London office are writing to each local authority that is currently developing a new local plan, giving them eight weeks to explain how they will set evidence-based carbon reduction targets and ensure these targets are then central to their new planning policy. Read more

June 2019

HRH Prince Charles Encourages GC to do More for Climate Change

At the recent ACC Global GC Summit, HRH Prince Charles added to the evening’s theme of ‘Sustainability and the Role of the GC‘ by encouraging its members to ‘do more’ for Climate Change. Addressing the guests via an 8min video message he said the General Council were  ‘uniquely placed to coordinate their organisation’s response’. Many […] Read more

January 2017

LSA 10th Anniversary

It’s been a decade since the Prince of Wales hosted his May Day Summit at which he challenged the business community, including the legal sector, to rise the challenge of climate change. This seminal event saw the birth of the Legal Sector (now Sustainability) Alliance. 10 years on and the LSA is still working hard to support law firms and others in the legal profession to measure, manage and reduce their carbon footprint and increase their sustainability. Read more about our plans for this anniversary year and the challenge set by LSA Chair, Jeff Twentyman Read more

December 2015

L’Appel de Paris

Following on from the historic resolve made at the Paris COP21, LSA members are encouraged take up the call to "non-state actors" by French Foreign Minister Laurant Fabius to pledge action on climate change - the so-called "L'Appel de Paris" or Paris Pledge for Action. Read more