CLA News / World Lawyers’ Pledge on Climate Action


In tandem with the issues and platforms for change discussed at COP26 , an new initiative has been launched for lawyers who have a crucial role to play in tackling the climate crisis. The World Lawyers’ Pledge on Climate Action is an open letter from and to the global legal community asking all lawyers to incorporate climate responsibility into their profession. The Pledge is now open to signatures by individual lawyers and legal institutions.

The Pledge has already garnered the support of leading figures and institutions from the global legal community. It has been signed, among others, by Dr. Fatou Bensouda (former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court), Judge Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor (Inter-American Court of Human Rights), Dr. David Boyd (UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment), Dr. Lalit Bhasin (President, Society of Indian Law Firms), Chunghwan Choi (President, LAWASIA), Judge Helen Keller (former Judge at the European Court of Human Rights), and Professor Christina Voigt (University of Oslo).

More information about the Pledge is available at the following address: