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What we do

The CCLI examines the legal basis for directors and trustees to consider, manage, and report on climate change and broader environmental risks, opportunities and impacts, and the circumstances in which there may be liability for failing to do so. We also work to advance knowledge on effective sustainable governance practice.

We commission legal opinions from independent experts within a jurisdiction to build an authoritative evidence base on the requirements of company and trust law as it relates to the nature crises. We also work with leading academics, law firms and civil society entities to carry out our own legal research and disseminate our findings.

Our Canadian partner, the Canada Climate Law Initiative, convenes legal experts to educate Canadian boards on climate change under the Canadian Climate Governance Experts project. They also provide an online knowledge hub for climate risk and sustainable finance resources.

We are funded by environmental philanthropy and research grants. Our current major funders and the Foundation for International Law for the Environment (FILE) and ClientEarth.

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Founders

Oxford Sustainable Finance Group (formerly Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme)

Accounting for Sustainability (A4S)

ClientEarth

Partners

Canada Climate Law Initiative

Peter Allard School of Law

Osgoode Hall Law School

Oxford Sustainable Law Programme

MinterEllison

Centre for Environmental Rights (CER)

Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative
The CCLI examines the legal basis for directors and trustees to consider, manage, and report on climate change and broader environmental risks, opportunities and impacts, and the circumstances in which there may be liability for failing to do so. We also work to advance knowledge on effective sustainable governance practice.
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The Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 11813153 and with registered office at Kemp House, 160 City Road, London, United Kingdom EC1V 2NX.

Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative

The CCLI examines the legal basis for directors and trustees to consider, manage, and report on climate change and broader environmental risks, opportunities and impacts, and the circumstances in which there may be liability for failing to do so. We also work to advance knowledge on effective sustainable governance practice.

Contact

The Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 11813153 and with registered office at Kemp House, 160 City Road, London, United Kingdom EC1V 2NX.

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