Hogan Lovells collaborates with The Economist Educational Foundation on climate change teaching resources

Hogan Lovells collaborates with The Economist Educational Foundation on climate change teaching resources

Press releases | 01 November 2021

London; 1 November, 2021 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce its collaboration with The Economist Educational Foundation to create teaching resources focused on climate change, rewilding, and ongoing projects with its pro bono clients including Snowchange Cooperative, Rewilding Europe, The Great Green Wall and the firm’s dedicated UK charity partner, The Wildlife Trusts.

The teaching resources are produced by The Economist Educational Foundation and published globally to a network of 2,000 schools worldwide, and distributed to Hogan Lovells’ partner schools and community groups to utilise.

The aim of the project is to enhance students’ understanding through class discussions of the importance of rewilding; how different countries are protecting and creating habitats supporting species; and exploring natural solutions to climate change.

Key questions for students to debate will include:

• What is rewilding?

• What rewilding projects are already happening around the world?

• How can people spread the word about rewilding to help scale rewilding efforts?

London partner Philip Brown, who leads the firm’s membership with the Net Zero Lawyers Alliance, said: “We are delighted to produce educational resources in partnership with The Economist Educational Foundation, which will enhance students’ understanding and awareness of the importance of actions needed to tackle the twin climate and biodiversity crisis. It further demonstrates our commitment to playing a leadership role in driving inclusive and sustainable growth, including in the way we run our own business.”

Emily Evans, CEO and Founder at The Economist Educational Foundation, commented: "We are thrilled to work with Hogan Lovells to create an engaging, high-quality teaching resource on rewilding. Climate change will significantly impact the next generation so we believe it is important for young people to learn about these issues and how they interconnect with current affairs. We're really grateful for Hogan Lovell's support and expertise on this topic.”

Hogan Lovells’ existing sustainability commitments include its three-year dedicated partnership with UK charity The Wildlife Trusts, a grassroots movement of people, who believe that we need nature and nature needs us.

As part of the firm’s sustainability programme to promote biodiversity and environmental protection, Hogan Lovells also supports Rewilding, a systematic approach to transform vast land areas into wild nature with financial and pro bono support to four major organisations across Europe.

The collaboration with The Economist Educational Foundation comes as the firm is set to host a panel session at COP26: UN Climate Change Conference 2021 on 8 November. During the panel session, the firm will show a documentary and panel discussion with our social impact client the Great Green Wall, an African-led initiative that aims to build an 8,000km barrier of plants and trees at the southern border of the Sahara desert, from Senegal in the west, to Djibouti in the east, in the hope of rebuilding what used to be a thriving and fertile region.

Hogan Lovells is committed to playing a leadership role in driving inclusive and sustainable growth. The firm supports the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and it is a signatory to UN Business Ambition 1.5˚C and Race to Zero, as well as being a founder member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance.