Joint quest for greener arbitrations

– The users of arbitral services work in industries where climate change actions are taken and often required. We need to adapt as well, says legal counsel Christoffer Coello Hedberg who represents the SCC in a European subcommittee on the campaign for Greener Arbitrations. He also gives the SCC view on arbitration and climate change in the first episode of the upcoming new podcast series Arbitration Insider.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is launching a new interesting podcast series Arbitration Insider in collaboration with the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC), brilliantly moderated by Olivier André and Rekha Rangachari. Christoffer Coello Hedberg participates in the very first episode which is dedicated to arbitration and climate change. 

The SCC has looked at what we can do make arbitration greener for quite a few years now. Former Secretary General Annette Magnusson, who left her position at the SCC earlier this year to work full time with climate matters, spearheaded the SCC in this direction. And we look forward to continuing on this path.

 Our “why” to be engaged in this matter goes back to our core mission which is to facilitate trade for companies around the world. We need to keep up with change and the needs of the users of our services who work in industries where climate change actions are taken and often required. We need to adapt as well, says Legal Counsel Christoffer Coello Hedberg who represents the SCC in a Europe Sub-Committee on the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations.

– This is an excellent initiative which can tie together many of the ways that arbitral institutions and other stakeholders can contribute to reducing the carbon footprint of the arbitration community. We can all be drivers for change.

In connection to the SCC signing the Green Pledge and joining the campaign for Greener Arbitrations Sub-Committee, we are also launching an internal project to document the actions already taken by the SCC, and further analyse our own environmental footprint. As part of this, we are currently planning various communication initiatives to raise awareness of the work with the Green Protocols and hopefully contribute to them getting a wide spread in the arbitral community. 

Listen to the Arbitration Insider podcast, episode 1 >> here 

Learn more about the campaign for Greener Arbitrations and the Green Pledge >> here

 

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