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This Practice Note considers the effect of climate change and the push by the UK and other governments around the world to achieve net zero, on the construction industry and the drafting of construction contracts.
It is well known that climate change poses many risks across a number of sectors, with an increased likelihood of extreme and unpredictable weather events including floods, drought and extreme heat which would consequently would cause poverty for hundreds of millions of people, decrease biodiversity and species extinctions. As a result of this threat, governments around the world are taking steps to achieve ‘net zero’, which refers to a state where greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are balanced by GHG removal, ensuring an overall net zero emission, over appropriate timescales. See also Practice Note: Sustainable business—decarbonisation and net zero.
The motivation for ensuring that construction projects are carried out and delivered in an environmentally friendly way and achieve net zero range from social responsibility reasons to more practical reasons.
Despite international government agreements and commitments to tackle climate change such as the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Agreement, statistics from 2020 showed that emissions and temperatures continue to rise. The severity of the effects of climate change has also started to
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Enforcing a warrant of controlThis Practice Note has been produced by enforcement specialists, The Sheriffs Office. It guides users through the process of enforcing a warrant of control obtained from the County Court as a method of enforcing a money judgment; whereby the judgment creditor takes
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