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Earth Day 2021

Earth Day 2021 Key Contact: Begonia Filgueira Thursday 22nd April marks Earth Day 2021, a day to commemorate environmental activism and protecting the Earth. 2021 is a special Earth Day year for two reasons:  First, President Biden will host a Leaders Climate Summit on Earth Day, a perfect signal to the world that the USA...
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Climate Change Governance and Reporting

Climate Change Governance and Reporting Key Contact: Begonia Filgueira The way we do business with regard to Climate Change Governance and Reporting is changing. As of 1 October 2021, Occupational Pension Schemes will be legally obliged to publicly share how they, as trustees of funds, identify, assess and manage the climate change risks of their...
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The Future is Green, The Future is Bright.

The Future is Green, The Future is Bright. Key Contact: Christian Farrow Author: Michael Hinder On 18 December 2020 the UK finally released the long awaited “Energy White Paper: Powering our net zero future” which outlines how the UK Government aim to tackle climate change in a post coronavirus world. This follows Boris Johnson’s 10-Point...
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The French Government found guilty in court of damaging the environment

The French Government found guilty in court of damaging the environment Author: Begonia Filgueria The French government was this month held liable for not complying with its carbon reduction targets and causing increases in the earth’s temperature and weather patterns. Although the Euro 1 fine handed down by the court was symbolic, the French Government...
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Business Will Legally Need To Disclose Climate Change Risks

Business Will Legally Need To Disclose Climate Change Risks Key Contact: Begonia Filgueira Mandatory reporting on the climate risks for businesses is edging closer and closer.  In fact, if you are not ready soon, you will be left, in the recent words of The Bank of England’s Executive Director for Markets, Andrew Hauser, ‘scrambling’ when disclosure...
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Environmentally conscious drafting – The Chancery Lane Project

Environmentally conscious drafting – The Chancery Lane Project On 26 February 2020, The Chancery Lane Project (“TCLP”) released the first edition of its Climate Contract Playbook (“the Playbook”). TCLP brings together legal professionals from across the country, including Acuity Law, who seek to facilitate change through environmentally conscious drafting. On their website, TCLP state: “our...
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Acuity secures an important court decision for solar EPC contracts

Acuity secures an important court decision for solar EPC contracts Following the important court decision for solar EPC contracts, partner Joy Barnett discusses her recent success with the novel case. GPP Big Field LLP & GPP Langstone LLP v Solar EPC Solutions SL [2018] EWHC 2866 The background to the case The dispute concerned five...
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