Climate & Energy Programme - Lawyer (Climate Liability) (London) - London
Climate & Energy Programme - Lawyer (Climate Liability) (London)
ABOUT THE ROLE
This exciting and challenging role is designed for a lawyer to make a pivotal contribution to developing and delivering our Climate & Energy Programme. The focus of the role is to advance our thinking on the scope for establishing (or heightening) legal liability for contributions to climate change. The successful candidate will be required to analyse the relevant legal, policy and political terrain and evaluate the opportunities for developing strategic litigation and other legal interventions that would shift perceptions amongst a range of actors affecting decision making within the corporate community (regulators, governments, investors, company directors and boards etc.,) as to the need to realign their actions to take account of scientific realities concerning the risk of dangerous climate change and the global public interest in averting this outcome.
This position is initially for a 9 months contract based in ClientEarth's London office and is intended to become a permanent position.
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record in law and will be ready to contribute to strategic legal thinking, advocacy and creative problem solving in a public interest law setting. You will ideally have a strong understanding of UK company law and the wider legal frameworks governing the regulation of, decision making by, and legal liabilities affecting companies based in the UK. You should also have an understanding of, or interest in, the evolving field of climate justice. More generally, the successful candidate will be adaptable, resilient and able to take initiative to collaborate with others to develop relationships and strategies. You are also committed to environmental issues and to urgent action on climate change.
ClientEarth is a public interest environmental law group founded in 2007. ClientEarth brings together law, science and policy to create practical solutions to key environmental challenges. Working in partnership with civil society and policy-makers, ClientEarth is committed to securing the rights of citizens and civil society to participation, information and justice in environmental matters. In Europe and beyond, ClientEarth's 50 strong staff includes legal experts qualified in more than nine jurisdictions based in offices in London, Brussels and Warsaw. Our programmes cover environmental justice, biodiversity, climate and forests, climate and energy, and health and environment.
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