Request for ideas: Transforming commercial law to tackle climate change

The Chancery Lane Project (TCLP) has shown that non contentious transactional law can be a transformative actor in the fight to tackle climate change.

However, other elements of commercial law, beyond the realm of contracts that TCLP is focused on, need activation in order to realise law’s transformative power.

What are the components of an ecosystem of action that will transform contract law so that it realises its potential to tackle climate change? To answer this, we need to consider:

  • What the elements of commercial law e.g. reporting standards, risk analysis functions, etc., are that need to be developed to realise this change?
  • How should they be configured and how should they relate to each other?
  • What do they need to be successful?
  • What are the barriers and enabling factors that will either hold back or contribute to their success, both individually and together?

We are inviting contributions to answer these questions from May 2022. To contribute please get in touch with Ben Metz to explore your thoughts and ideas in response to the above

Over Autumn 2022, we will explore these ideas together to build a comprehensive plan of action.

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