The unique role of law firms puts us at the heart of the sustainability drive, says Maria Connolly
Open any newspaper and we are reminded of the urgency of the climate crisis. From years of record temperatures to biodiversity loss to a rise in extreme weather events – the news agenda reflects the impact of climate change and our ongoing impact on the environment.
But despite the bleak news reports, we are not powerless. As lawyers and businesses, there are clear and actionable steps that we can and, indeed, are taking to contribute to a more sustainable future.
Six years on from the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21), protecting our planet is rightly still front and centre. Governments, public and private sector organisations are committing to a future with net zero carbon emissions, keen to...