Silke Goldberg encourages conversation with clients on climate change 

It is a universal truth that climate change affects all of us, wherever we are and in all walks of life. 

Lawyers and law firms are no different in this. When asked in a survey by the Dutch Association of In-house Counsel and the Dutch law firm Houthoff, nearly 50 per cent of the in-house legal teams agreed that they faced climate change-related risks – and only about 15 per cent felt that their legal teams were well equipped to address these risks. 

According to the Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment at the London School of Economics (LSE), there are currently around 1,900 climate laws and more than 380 climate-related litigation cases from 29 countries across the world. There a...

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