Accelerating the transition to net zero.

The law can — and must — enable a just and equitable transition.

Our mission

We grow and galvanise action through commitment, capacity building and commercial law services, as well as the systemic development of commercial law.
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Commit

The NZLA commitment is the gateway to the alliance. It consists of setting emissions reduction targets, providing pro-bono services, setting targets for capacity building, and aligning legal services with net zero.
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Capacity

Preparing lawyers to be part of the solution with member resources, workshops and meetings.
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Convert

Members participate in NZLA accelerator groups focused on identifying and addressing legal barriers to transition.
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30+

member firms

The NZLA currently comprises over 35 member firms encompassing more than 100,000 lawyers
across 40+ jurisdictions.

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Publications

Framework for Net Zero Alignment

The Framework for Net Zero Alignment (“Framework”) provides guidance on the steps that commercial law firms (“firms”) can take to reduce their own greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions, manage firm climate-related risks and unlock opportunities to facilitate the global transition to net zero. The Framework recognises the unique skills and positioning of commercial lawyers to accelerate the transition in ways that go far beyond value chain mitigation.
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Video: ICC

ICC Session - Intersection of Antitrust and Climate Change

A discussion on the intersection point between antitrust and climate change. Video and Presentation.
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Infographic: IPCC

Explainer - IPCC AR6 Synthesis Report

This explainer is a summary of the IPCC Synthesis Report which is based on the content of the three Working Groups Assessment Reports: WGI – The Physical Science Basis, WGII – Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, WGIII – Mitigation of Climate Change, and the three Special Reports: Global Warming of 1.5°C, Climate Change and Land, The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate.
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"The Net Zero Lawyers Alliance will accelerate the Race to Zero and facilitate systemic change in law and legal practice to help deliver a zero-carbon world in time."

Nigel Topping

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UN High Level Climate Champion for COP26

"It's fantastic to see the Net Zero Lawyers Alliance bring commercial lawyers into the collective effort to support businesses and financial institutions transition to net zero. Collaboration between lawyers and financial sector members of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero will be an important part of building a financial system for net zero ahead of COP26."

Mark Carney

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Chair, Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ), UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance Adviser to the Prime Minister for COP26

“I’ve seen some great announcements... we’ve seen at the climate week the launch of the Net Zero Lawyers Alliance, and this of course includes the likes of DLA Piper and Clifford Chance.”

The Rt Hon Alok Sharma

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MP, COP 26 President

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