The CGA is a global initiative aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of arbitral proceedings. Signatories of the Green Pledge make a commitment in their personal capacity to minimize the environmental impact of the arbitrations in which they are involved. The focus of the Green Pledge is, in particular, on the reduction of the environmental impact associated with travel and the use of paper. Other commitments set out in the Green Pledge include corresponding electronically, unless hard copy correspondence is expressly needed, encouraging the use of videoconferencing facilities as an alternative to travel, and avoiding printing.
WWAS is joined by key stakeholders in the international arbitration community, including arbitrators, representatives of law firms and arbitral institutions, third party funders, conference organizers, corporate clients and legal technology providers, that have taken the pledge.