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Law firms to approve new carbon emissions scheme

15 September 2011 No Comment

Almost a third of solicitors and law firms in England and Wales are announcing new carbon emission targets in a bid to keep our environment healthy, reports Environmental Expert.

The Law Society’s Legal Sector Alliance (LSA) group, which currently boasts 215 members, is taking steps to ensure that members will adhere to new carbon emission rules.

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This could involve utilising green measures like adding metal cladding or solar panels to their properties, in order to reduce harmful emissions.


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The 20 executive members of the LSA have all agreed to become the first members to announce their public emissions targets, with the rest of the LSA fully expected to follow suit in the next few months.

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A spokeswoman for the LSA appeared excited about the new measures, claiming on Business Green:

“The new initiative will encourage members to now set public targets for their emission reductions.”

In addition, LSA chairman Sir Nigel Knowles commented on the new reduction plan, stating:

“LSA members have consistently taken a leadership position on climate change and we recognise that by publicly committing to carbon reduction targets, we are continuing to drive change and real carbon reduction across the profession.”

“Meeting our climate change obligations will be increasingly challenging but our members recognise the increase moral and business imperative for doing so,” he added.

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