Clauses

Climate aligned clauses you can use in commercial contracts and legal documents

153 clauses

Briony's Clause

Landlord and Tenant Obligations to Provide Renewable Electricity

This clause is a fundamental part of any landlord and tenant’s strategy to reach net zero.

Jurisdiction: USA

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Rafa’s Clause

Renewable Energy Requirements in Supply Contracts

A precedent clause for a supply agreement requiring the supplier/ contractor to procure energy from renewable sources.

Jurisdiction: USA

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Justin's Clause

SPA/ APA/ Investment Agreement: Representations, Warranties and Covenants Re: Disclosure of Climate Change Plans

This clause ties seller-provided information to contractually enforceable representations, warranties and covenants, giving a buyer access to truthful climate-related information. 

Jurisdiction: USA

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Adam’s Clause

Sustainable and Circular Economy Principles in Leasing Arrangements for Repairs and Alterations

Sustainable and circular economy provisions for the repair, alteration, yielding up and decoration covenants in a lease, which encourage landlords and tenants to re-use goods and materials.


Jurisdiction: USA

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Madeline’s Clause

Sustainable Soil Management Obligations

A set of sustainable soil management obligations allowing businesses to manage their reliance on soil, its functions and related ecosystem services.


Jurisdiction: USA

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Vincent and George's Licence

Climate Solutions IPR Licence

The climate solutions intellectual property rights (IPR) licence could be adopted by organisations who wish to take a more open approach to using IPR to contribute towards the generation and deployment of climate solutions. 

Jurisdiction: Germany

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Lily's Clauses

ESG Clauses for Rules of Procedure for Managing Directors of a German Limited Liability Company (GmbH)

Clauses that set out ESG obligations for the management of private limited liability companies. These clauses are drafted to be flexible for parties to tailor to their requirements. 

Jurisdiction: Germany

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Enzo's Clause

Green Coding/ Green Software/ Resource Efficient Programming

This is a green coding clause that obligates companies to develop software (or have it developed) in an energy-efficient and sustainable manner. 

Jurisdiction: Germany

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Steve's Clause

Green Film Production Credits

This clause encourages the reduction of the carbon footprint of film production and raises public awareness of this in the credits. 

Jurisdiction: Germany

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Andrea's Clause

Green IT/ Green Hardware/ Sustainable Data Centers

This is a Green IT/ Hardware clause that requires companies to operate existing hardware in a more resource-efficient manner and to establish new concepts that make data centers more energy efficient.

Jurisdiction: Germany

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Olga's Clause

Model Smart Mobility Data Sharing Clauses

These open-source data sharing agreement clauses can be used by cities across the EU within their standard form data sharing agreements to enable the development of the sustainable mobility sector.

Jurisdiction: Germany

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Suse's Clause

Net Zero Sponsor Activation Clauses

This clause creates a net zero corporate outcome from a sponsorship agreement using the influence of the sponsored individual or organisation to have a positive impact on climate change.

Jurisdiction: Germany

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