Net zero implementation tools

This collection of resources aligns contractual drafting with net zero.

It is designed to be used sequentially, as presented below. You can also jump to the sections you require depending on the drafting you are doing.

You are welcome to view the video, at the bottom of the page, at any time. It is useful as an introduction to net zero, as well as a refresher or way to ‘sense check’ your work at any point.

 

Net zero explainer

This document explains:

  • What net zero is
  • Why net zero is important, and
  • Points to be considered when drafting net zero clauses.

You can access this document as:

  • A Google document here
  • A Word document here, and
  • A PDF here.

 

 

Net zero dashboard

This dashboard charts the composite elements of net zero targets (scope, warming, timing, offsetting, governance, just transition, climate policy engagement) across levels of increasing ambition.

It is designed to provide you with a single and accessible tool through which you can assess your progress on aligning your drafting with net zero.

You can access this document as:

  • A Google sheet here
  • An Excel document here, and
  • A PDF here.

The dashboard is also displayed below.

Net zero drafting checklist

The seven rows of our net zero dashboard show the key elements of an ambitious net zero target and align with this net zero drafting checklist, which provides you with a framework to use when drafting or negotiating net zero concepts in contracts.

The checklist cross references to the Race to Zero criteria of starting line (pledge, plan, proceed, publish) and leadership practices (scope, sinks and credits and empowerment and equity).

You can access this document as:

  • A Google document here
  • A Word document here, and
  • A PDF here.

Net zero drafting definitions & sample wording

This document provides definition of the terms most used when drafting net zero aligned contracts.

It also provides sample wording that is aligned with the seven categories used in the net zero dashboard and net zero checklist that TCLP has developed to support lawyers drafting contracts that align with net zero.

You can access this document as:

  • A Google document here
  • A Word document here, and
  • A PDF here.

Discussion document: offsets, insets and carbon credits

This document is a starting point for you to explore issues related to carbon offsets, insets and credits. It highlights issues organisations should consider to reach net zero.

You can access this document as:

  • A Google document here
  • A Word document here, and
  • A PDF here.

Discussion document: commerciality and climate ambition in drafting

This article discusses how to use contracts to align your business operations with net zero targets. It provides tools to increase the ambition of our clauses and practical tips on how you can implement TCLP clauses.

You can access this document as:

  • A Google document here
  • A Word document here, and
  • A PDF here.

This video explains what net zero is and what it means for contractual drafting.

You can download all the attachments linked to on this page from a single folder here.