Updated: Jul 2, 2020
Wednesday 1 July
8 am EDT | 1 pm BST | 2 pm CEST | 8 pm HKT
CPD | 90 minutes self-certified CPD points
How are lawyers and law firms contributing to the fight against climate change? Will the pandemic slow or quicken the transition to a net zero world?
Many commentators have suggested that the pandemic is a dress rehearsal for the social and economic challenges of the climate emergency. This event will explore the role of law, lawyers and collaboration in the fight against climate change.
Hear about the initiatives driven by collectives of lawyers who are showing leadership and contributing to a coordinated response, and find out how you can be part of the transition.
Ellie Mulholland, Director of the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative (Moderator)
Simon Davis, President of the Law Society of England and Wales
Matthew Gingell, Chair of The Chancery Lane Project and General Counsel at Oxygen House
Silke Goldberg, Chair of the Legal Response International (LRI) and Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills
Lina Pimentel Garcia, Head of Environmental Law at Mattos Filho and Senior Vice Chair of the International Bar Association (IBA) Environment, Health & Safety Committee
Mark Campanale, Founder & Executive Chair of Carbon Tracker Initiative
Starting after the event, The Chancery Lane Project will be hosting a 48 hour virtual hackathon. The purpose of the hackathon will be to generate the ‘origin stories’ for the next version of their Climate Contract Playbook, the second version of which will be published as part of the week’s events.