Past Event

Rewiring Law to Fight Climate Change

September 23, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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The Chancery Lane Project is a collaboration of lawyers from around the world to develop new contracts and model laws to help fight climate change.

The project helps lawyers create practical legal solutions to mitigate climate change using collaborative problem solving to rewire contracts and laws to create new market norms for lawyers and lawmakers to use.

Join us as the Chancery Lane Project goes global, launching in New York.


This event will:

  • Explore the role that New York lawyers can play in fighting climate change.

  • Launch the third edition of the climate contract playbook, a growing repository of precedent clauses lawyers can freely use in their contractual drafting.

  • Launch a four month programme of events designed to facilitate continued drafting of precedent clauses, their increased use, and their translation to multiple jurisdictions.

Hear from:

  • Matthew Gingell, chair of The Chancery Lane Project, about the projects aims and objectives and why it is launching in New York.

  • Cathy DiFiglia, VP US Practical Law Editorial and based in New York, on the role that knowledge management repositories can play in the fight against climate change.

  • Deborah Smith, co-founder of IHPBG and senior counsel at Goldman Sachs, on how lawyers, law firms and in-house counsel can engage with the project.

  • Yasmin Walje OBE, international Pro Bono Director for Hogan Lovells, on the difference engaging with The Chancery Lane Project has made to Hogan Lovells.

  • Michael Gerrard, Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School, on how The Chancery Lane Project complements the Model Laws for Deep Decarbonization in the United States project and its drafting of model laws for use at the federal, state and municipal levels of the US to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The event will be chaired by Ellie Mulholland, Director of the Commonwealth Climate Law Initiative.