Climate change and sustainability developments present great opportunities but also manifest as a complex myriad of global legal, financial and reputational risks for companies, governments, directors and officers and other professionals operating in all sectors globally.
Climate change and sustainability disputes risk is now part of the corporate reality.
Our global, multidisciplinary disputes team offers strategic legal and regulatory advice to help you navigate the continually evolving litigation landscape and the expanding range of related policies, laws and regulations across the globe. Our team has the deep industry knowledge across all sectors to fully understand your specific risks, opportunities and needs.
Climate change and sustainability disputes: The international legal framework
This article provides an introduction to the current international legal framework addressing climate change and tracks key stages in the framework’s development over the past 60 years.
Climate change and sustainability disputes: International arbitration perspectives
International arbitration is well-placed to play a leading role in resolving climate change and sustainability disputes arising in the context of contractual relationships, investment treaties or state-to-state obligations.
Heathrow ruling endangers projects globally
The Court of Appeal of England and Wales’ unanimous ruling on 27 February 2020 that the National Policy Statement (NPS) providing for the construction of a third runway at Heathrow Airport was invalid could have wide ramifications for all carbon-intensive industries.
Climate change and sustainability disputes
Our commitment to sustainability
We aim to minimize our impact on the environment – to protect the planet, ensure that resources are available for future generations and create a better quality of life for all living beings. We integrate sustainability best practice into all our decision-making and business activities. We recognize our responsibility to address environmental issues that jeopardize the earth’s ecosystems and the future of our communities and as a firm we work on reducing our environmental footprint and are active on many pro bono projects in the areas of sustainability.
Norton Rose Fulbright supports the Sustainable Development Goals. We have adopted the UN Sustainable Development Goals as our overarching guiding principles. With the goals being the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all, we focus on those where we can have the greatest impact.
Diversity and inclusion
Our vision is to be an employer of choice worldwide, attracting and retaining the best people in order to provide our clients with the most considered and innovative advice.
We believe that we have a responsibility, as corporate citizens, to use our skills and knowledge where we can make a difference for the wider communities in which we operate, to help shape the future in a way that provides economic, ecological and social benefits for all.