Climate Solutions IPR Licence

Vincent & George's Licence

The climate solutions 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.

Net Zero Sponsor Activation Clauses

Suse's Clause

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.

Model Smart Mobility Data Sharing Clauses

Olga's Clause

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.

Electronic Board Meetings

Devika & Kavi’s Clause

Devika & Kavi's Clause requires company directors to endeavour to hold meetings electronically in order to minimise travel and the need for printed documents.

Electronic Notices

Arthur & Charlie's Clause

Arthur & Charlie’s Clause ensures that any notice provided under the agreement must be delivered in a manner that minimises travel and the use of paper. It can be used in any commercial agreement.

Termination for Greener Supplier

Katie & Ben's Clause

Katie & Ben's Clause gives customers a right to switch suppliers if the existing supplier is unable to match a ‘greener’ offer from an alternative supplier.

Emissions Notification Obligation

Dharana & Keshan’s Clause

Dharana & Keshan's Clause requires parties to measure their emissions and report on them in line with the climate reporting framework in Aotearoa New Zealand's Financial Reporting Act 2013.

Green Dispute Resolution

Liam & Isobel's Clause

Liam & Isobel's Clause provides certainty that any dispute must be handled in a manner that minimises travel and reduces the use of paper. It can be used in any commercial agreement.

Ambitious Carbon Neutral Clause

Marguerite & Annabelle’s Clause

Marguerite & Annabelle’s Clause obliges a company to operate consistently with an emissions reduction target and its shareholders to engage in climate change mitigation or relinquish their benefits.

Electronic Signatures

Alysha & Daniel’s Clause

Alysha & Daniel's Clause requires parties to sign documents electronically, to avoid the need to print copies. It can be used in any commercial agreement.

Further Assurances

Dominic & Bria's Clause

Dominic & Bria's Clause requires the parties to consider the emissions associated with the performance of the agreement. It can be used in any commercial agreement.

Carbon Neutral Agreement Clause

Mackenzie & Maggie’s Clause

Mackenzie & Maggie’s Clause places a 'light green' obligation on shareholders to work towards operating the company in a carbon neutral manner.

SME’s Net Zero Objectives

David's Clause

A 'plug and play' clause for use by SMEs in a variety of contracts. Imposes mutual obligations on the parties to take steps towards net zero, with payment of a climate remediation fee for breach.

Green Shareholders’ Agreement (Short Form for SMEs)

Ava's Clause

Amendments to a standard early stage shareholders’ agreement for SMEs that enable investors to hold an SME to account on climate change issues and align all parties’ interests with achieving net zero.

The Net Zero Standard for Suppliers

Matilda's Annex

A simplified and consolidated version of TCLP’s existing supply chain clauses, the ‘Net Zero Standard for Suppliers’ can be annexed to any supply agreement, across all sectors and industries.

Reducing Supply Chain Food Waste

Runa's Clause

Clauses to redress the balance in the food chain by promoting fairness for the producer whilst supporting the customer to ensure produce is not wasted at any point throughout the supply chain.

Green Company Articles

Ragnar's Clause

An underlying framework of green obligations, which target a company’s decision making, internal investments and reporting in addressing material environmental issues for the company.

Auditing Water Usage in Supply Chains

Lagatha's Clause

A clause aimed at reducing the use and wastage of water throughout a company's supply chain by requiring suppliers to provide audit results to the company.

Paris Aligned Company Articles

Pasfield's Clause

A net zero focused variation of Arlo’s Clause (ESG Aligned Company Articles) to include in a company’s articles of association, drafted by reference to TCLP’s net zero resources.

Entire Business Net Zero Objectives

Sebastian's Clause

A menu of climate aligned practical steps organisations can require their counterparties to take to transition to net zero.

Climate Policy Footprint

Emilio's Checklist

A checklist that requests one off or repeated disclosure of a company’s climate-related lobbying, financing, sponsoring and climate leadership activities.

Net Zero Sponsor Activation Clause

Alexandros’ Clause

A clause focusing on activation of sponsor rights relating to net zero to incentivise change, including a ‘reverse win bonus’ for the Sponsor if they hit their net zero target sooner.

Board Paper Implementing Net Zero for SMEs

Lila's Clause

A board paper for building net zero objectives and targets into corporate strategy and for ongoing monitoring and evaluation of a company’s progress against its net zero targets.

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.

Coolerplate Clauses (Climate Aligned Boilerplate)

Nico's Clause

‘Coolerplate’ generic clauses for every contract: embedding climate issues and net zero targets in the entire contract so that these flow into contract management and the commercial lifecycle.

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.

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.

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.