Climate clauses

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Climate Recitals

Eddie's Recitals

Recitals that frame a contract and the intentions of the parties in terms that are aligned with achieving net zero or net negative emissions and Paris Agreement goals.

Climate Solutions IPR Licence

Benjamin's Licence

ESG commitments by an intellectual property rights (IPR) holder to make available certain IPR for the research and development of third party commercial solutions to minimise climate change.

Employee Climate Engagement Provisions

Athena's Clause

A clause in employment contracts requiring the employer to provide, and the employee to participate in, a range of climate education and awareness-raising interventions.

Net Zero Completion Adjustment Clause

Felix's Clause

A net zero/ carbon budget adjustment clause included as part of a completion accounts mechanism to provide “Carbon Certainty”.

Green Transaction Execution Protocols

Evan's Protocols

Green execution protocols which parties can adopt at the start of a transaction to minimise the carbon footprint of deal execution.

Green Film Production Credits

Lewi's Clause

A clause in production agreements obliging video/film production companies to disclose the carbon footprint generated by the production of the video/film in the credits.

Energy Efficiency in Shipping

Otto's Clause

A contractual duty in charterparties for both parties (charterers and owners) to take all reasonable steps to maximise energy efficiency.

Climate-Related Disclosure in Loans

Anna's Clause

A generic reporting/disclosure clause that can be included in the Loan Market Association (LMA) information and undertakings provisions of any corporate loan and is not limited to 'green' loans.

Choice of Green Governing Law Clause

Leo & Molly's Clause

A climate-friendly governing law clause, requiring that the governing law is interpreted in a manner consistent with the objectives of the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement.

Sustainable On Site Working Practices

Ashkan's Clause

A clause (which is revenue neutral for the employer) requiring contractors and project delivery teams to use sustainable working practices on site in order to reduce the energy used in construction.

Capital Markets ESG Due Diligence Questionnaire

Gordon's DDQ

A capital markets focused due diligence questionnaire (DDQ) requiring the company to provide information regarding its impact on and considerations of climate change issues for the present and future.

Securing Net Zero in Planning Development Projects

Evelyn & Ezra's Clause

Drafting resources to help local planning authorities gain confidence in requiring carbon neutral development as standard in their areas through policy, planning conditions and obligations.

Green Litigation and Arbitration Protocols

Emilia's Protocols

Two similar protocols (litigation and arbitration) with modules which parties can opt into at the start of a dispute to make it lower carbon and greener.

Climate-Resilient Landscape Design Contracts

Edgar's Clause

Insert a clause into landscape architect appointments and/ or building contracts requiring the appointee to utilise the available open space in an environmentally efficient manner.

Sustainability-Linked Loans

Casper's Clause

Model clauses, as a set of optional riders divided into product categories and ESG goals, to incorporate SLPs into traditional financing documents, standard T&Cs and finance products.

Climate Standard Transaction Terms

Callum & Theo's Clause

Model climate terms and conditions that an impact investor financing private sector infrastructure in developing countries can incorporate into its standard documents.

Sustainability Clauses in Supply Chain Contracts

Austen's Clause

Using supply chain contracts to extend positive climate change measures adopted in one country to contracting parties in other countries that may have less of a legislative focus on climate.

Construction Materials: Procurement

Tristan's Clause

A formal ‘carbon budget’ alongside the traditional financial budget for construction projects, to incentivise industry participants to reduce GHG emissions through use of more sustainable materials.

Green Acquisition Obligations

Sienna's Clause

A share purchase/ asset purchase agreement clause requiring the purchaser to maintain/ improve the target company's green credentials post acquisition, linked to payment from escrow if successful.

Low Carbon Arbitration Hearings

Mia's Clause

Clauses encouraging parties to arbitration to create all documents in electronic form and conduct all hearings remotely/virtually, where possible.

Supply Chain Emissions Scorecard

Maria's Scorecard

A pro forma scorecard to be incorporated into commercial agreements as a schedule, allowing supply chain sustainability to be viewed through the lens of risk to business continuity.

Reduction of CO2 from Single Use Plastic

Alice's Clause

This clause gives businesses a tool to require their suppliers to use fewer Single Use Plastics (SUP) in the provision of facilities services.

Climate Standard of Care (Construction)

Estelle's Clause

Revising the standard of care to require Contractors and Service Providers to adhere to "Best Industry Practice" in mitigating climate risk and ensure that the Project meets its "Net Zero Objectives".

Green Residential Lease Clauses

Emma's Clause

Drafting for leasehold agreements that impose obligations on buyers and tenants to use the property in an environmentally conscious way.

Net Zero Culture Employment Handbook

Elliot's Handbook

Net Zero and sustainability clauses into employment handbooks so that these issues permeate all levels of the employment relationship and encourage development of a Net Zero Culture in the company.

Management Equity Ratchet Terms

Bella's Clause

A template clause for inclusion in investment documents to financially incentivise management teams to meet targets which are linked to climate change and environmental issues.

Green Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) Clauses

Toryn's Clause

Green AST clauses to give tenants a modest rental rebate for 'green' household management and give landlords the ability to invest in renewable energy installations while their rentals are occupied.

Net Zero Land Promotion Agreement

Rory's Clause

Amendments to standard land promotion agreements and precedents aimed at balancing climate change and environmental issues against maximising financial returns for the landowner and promoter.

Net Zero Convertible Loan Note

Nozomi's Clause

Makes the qualifying criteria for receiving finance conditional on setting a net zero target and reflects this obligation in a convertible loan note instrument that incentivises net zero performance.