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Legal risk and
climate change

What rising global temperatures
mean for business

The role of business in mitigating the threat of climate change has brought environmental performance into sharp focus. Companies are being taken to court in relation to historic emissions, while investors and plaintiffs are demanding greater transparency on climate-related risk. Businesses, too, are under pressure to dispose of high-carbon assets as regulations evolve and consumers shift away from those that promote unsustainable practices. Navigating this complex and rapidly changing landscape raises a range of legal challenges and opportunities, which we explore in the articles below.

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