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Zero Carbon Village

A network of lawyers and business leaders accelerating climate actions needed to achieve a just transition in Africa.

Towards a low carbon & resilient future

Africa must pursue socio-economic development within the context of a warming planet, and this presents both a challenge and an opportunity.

The collaborative efforts of lawyers and other leaders will help accelerate the successful transition to a low carbon and climate resilient future by supporting actions needed to achieve Africa's socio-economic development goals at local, national and regional levels, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Due to their positions as legal experts, custodians of ethics and trusted business advisors, lawyers are uniquely placed to support, assist and advice parties seeking to achieve their transition goals. Their impact is amplified when they ally with like-minded leaders from other professions.

Our initiative has already recruited more than 50 participants spanning a variety of sectors (private, public and non-profit), and more are joining weekly.

The Village supports the work of The Chancery Lane Project a UK non-profit that drafts climate-conscious clauses for use in contracts, empowering organizations to embark on a transformative path towards achieving net-zero emissions.

Power of Community

Our mission is to build a coordinated Africa focused effort by lawyers and other professionals to accelerate the achievement of climate and Sustainable Development Goals.

The Village collaborates with stakeholders from civil society, the private sector, local communities, and governments, to accelerate the actions needed to achieve economic and social developments goals in support of the Paris Agreement.

The Village connects and aligns with, and amplifies initiatives that share this vision.

The Village Manifesto


We support each other through knowledge sharing, challenge and inspiration.

Think Tank

We build consensus on what and how organisations should embed sustainability best practices.

Knowledge Hub

We curate practical toolkits, primers & knowledge pieces by leveraging our diverse know-how.

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TRIBES | The Village Working Groups

Governance Tribe

Participants work together to identify all governance, strategic and management areas that will enable organisation to correctly align itself to a net zero focus.

Supply Chain Tribe

This Tribe focuses on an organisation's supply chain mapping out the scope 3 ecosystem. The Tribe will create a road map for getting the emissions data and alignment that corporations need to legitimise their net zero goals.

Investments Tribe

This Tribes will map out the deal making ecosystem with a view to enriching the repository of climate knowledge pieces available for use in investments.

Insurance Tribe

This Tribe focuses on the insurance sector, mapping out this key ecosystem with a view to fleshing out the key issues and risk areas that organisations need to pursue to underwrite their net zero goals.

Construction Tribe

The built sector is a critical sector and understanding and managing embodied emissions (in construction, operationalisation or demolition) will be critical part of the transition to a net zero world.

Government Tribe

This Tribe offers support to local and national governments in building a clear picture of climate risks and opportunities. This means informing policy and measures to promote climate action and overcome barriers to change.

Gender & Youth Tribe

Climate represents an added stressor to women and disproportionatly impacts them. Young people are valuable contributors to climate action catalysing change, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Climate-concious articles

5 Things that you need to know about ISSB’s Inaugural Standards
The inaugural IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards were issued this week. IFRS S1 and IFRS S2 are intended to provide a global baseline of sustainability-related disclosures for use by investors, lenders and insurance underwriters in assessing an...
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Climate Change Due Diligence - A Checklist
Scope 3 emissions are emissions that are not within an organizations boundary of influence or control (from the goods it purchases to the disposal of its products) and they can account to up to 90% of a companies total GHG emissions.It may be argued ...
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Directors & Climate Change
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), an intergovernmental body of the United Nations responsible for advancing knowledge on human-induced climate change issued a shocking timelines on climate change in the IPCC Sixth Assessment Repor...
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Directors & Climate Change - Recent Climate- Related Litigation
In November 2023, Sherpa, supported by Harvest, the Center for Climate Crime Analysis (CCCA), Repórter Brasil and Transparency International, filed a complaint with the French National Prosecutor’s Office against four large French banks BNP Paribas, ...
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Nairobi City County Climate Change Management Bill, 2023
2023 is fast becoming the year of compliance teams. The year has seen new regulations and laws being promulgated. These new laws come against a backdrop of increased pressure by the government (national and county) to raise revenue in order to financ...
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The Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2023
On 12 June 2023, the leader of the Majority Party published the Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2023 with Parliament.The Bill repeals the Persons with Disabilities Act, No.14 of 2003. The Act had a large focus on physical accessibility and employment...
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