Charter for Climate Action

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Professional bodies representing more than 400,000 staff have signed up to a new Charter for Climate Action, claimed to be aligned with the Paris Agreement and the broader agenda of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The process of developing the Charter was first started during the 2020 London Climate Action Week, where some 45 professionals met to discuss how to increase focus on climate solutions ahead of COP26. Seven of these institutions took on the task of co-developing the Charter, which has three overarching commitments.

The commitments are charting a path to sustainability for member organisations, in line with a 1.5C trajectory; speaking with a unified voice to policymakers and the public, and enabling sustainable growth.

By the end of July 2021, thirteen organisations had announced their support for the charter, namely the Society for the Environment; the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining; the Professional Associations Research Network; the Institution of Environmental Sciences; the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; the Royal Society of Chemistry; Engineering UK; the Institution of Engineering and Technology; the College of Podiatry; the Royal Meteorological Society; the London Institute of Banking & Finance; the Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision and the Energy Institute.

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The UK’s world-leading professional institutions launch Charter for Climate Action
UK professional institutions launch Charter for Climate Action