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Pledge to Net Zero...

 

We are in a Climate and Environmental Emergency, with time running out to address the many challenges that lie in front of us. 

Through signing the Paris Agreement, nations recognised the urgent need to address climate change and committed to limit global temperature rises to well below 2⁰C of pre-industrialised levels by 2050. This has been hugely important, but we now need to ensure that this ambition is realised - with organisations playing a huge role. Currently, more than four-fifths of the world’s largest companies are unlikely to make the reductions necessary to meet the target.  

 

The 'Pledge to Net Zero' has therefore been established to commit organisations from the environmental sector to take a leadership role in the transition to a Net Zero carbon economy.

 

COP26 showed the importance of taking greater action. There is no better time to sign up and showcase your commitment!

Pledge signatories commit to:

  1. Set and commit to deliver a greenhouse gas target in line with either a 1.5°C (encouraged) or well below 2°C climate change scenario – covering buildings and travel as a minimum. 

  2. Publicly report greenhouse gas emissions and progress against this target each year.

  3. Publish one piece of research/thought-leadership each year on practical steps to delivering an economy in line with climate science and in support of net zero carbon. Alternatively, signatories may choose to provide mentoring and support for smaller signatory companies in setting targets, reporting and meeting the requirements of the pledge.

Pledge before the 2nd February 2022 deadline for your organisation to be a leader and drive the changes required to meet the UK's Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions 2050 target. Find out more and make a pledge via the link below. 

 

Race to Zero

In February 2021, we announced the partnership between Pledge to Net Zero and the UNFCCC’s Race To Zero campaign: News story >>.

 

If you join the pledge and meet the eligibility criteria, we can help you to become part of the Race To Zero also. Organisations that join the Race to Zero need to have committed to a 1.5°C science-based target and to be able to share a carbon action plan to deliver this target within 12 months of joining the Race to Zero (this will be kept confidential). More information is available on sign-up to the pledge. 

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

Created in partnership with...

The initiative has been developed by the environmental services sector with the aim of making the sector a leader for taking action on climate change. It was co-founded by the Society for the Environment (SocEnv), the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE), the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC), together with leading environmental consultancies WSP and AECOM