So much happening this week!
‘The Big One’: a major four-day climate protest starting today in London. The latest reports are 30,000 to 50,000 will gather outside the Houses of Parliament this weekend requesting that the UK government stop all new fossil fuel searches immediately, and requesting that the government establish ‘emergency citizens’ assemblies.’
Eid al-Firt: we are at our office next to Whitechapel today (we are running a training with our Advisory Partner Nora Wolters with us today from Germany - welcome Nora!). There is so much excitement and joy here in the streets (context for those not from the UK: we are right next to the East London Mosque). So may your Eid be full of love, laughter and light. ✨
Earth Day: “For Earth Day 2023, we need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet.” Find out more about Earth Day here. 🌎
And of course, loads of legal developments this week, with the European Parliament approving the European Union Deforestation Regulation (EUDR), and the internal agreement by members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on the corporate sustainability due diligence directive - in short, excluding the downstream use of products or services from the directive’s scope. See more here. 🌲
And to conclude with some watching recommendations:
See you next week, Anna