On Tuesday 23 November at 1pm – 2pm GMT, The Chancery Lane Project are running a Net Zero Climate Contract Workshop in collaboration with Freeths LLP that will focus on the Public Sector.
The UK Government introduced a target of at least a 100% reduction in the net UK carbon account (i.e. reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, compared to 1990 levels) by 2050. Then in April 2021 it set what it called “the world’s most ambitious climate change target” to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels.
The Government can only achieve this with the input of businesses and the public sector. In line with that, the Government published a Procurement Policy Note in the summer – Taking Account of Carbon Reduction Plans in the procurement of major government contracts. This is relevant to any contract procured after September 2021 and with a value in excess of £5m p.a.
If you’re wondering what else you can do in line with Government’s expectations of the Public Sector then sign up to this free and collaborative workshop, where you will:
- Learn about the particular risks that local government, public sector and sub-national government’s face in relation to climate change.
- Learn about TCLP, the Net Zero Toolkit and climate-aligned contractual clauses which you can use in your practice today
- Hear about case studies from organisations who are already using climate clauses to deliver their goals.
- Build your own plan of action for using and implementing climate clauses in your business or practice, as part of your work towards net zero or more generally as you align your contracts with climate and environmental considerations.
The workshop is open for both in-house and private practice lawyers, public sector professionals and anyone who wants to learn about using contracts to tackle climate change.
Anyone can participate in our events, at any point
Anyone can participate in our events, at any point. You do not need to be an expert in the practice area or industry being discussed. All you need is the enthusiasm to engage with fellow participants and contribute your skills in developing the legal frameworks to fight climate change.