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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. 

Recognising the need for action, in June 2019 the UK Government committed to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to Net Zero by 2050. This is hugely important, but now we need to ensure that this ambition is realised - with organisations playing a huge role in the efforts to successfully meeting this target. Indeed, the UK's commitment comes at a time where more than four-fifths of the world’s largest companies are unlikely to meet the targets set out in the Paris Climate Agreement to limit rising temperatures to 1.5 ⁰C of pre-industrialised levels by 2050. 

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.

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 22nd April 2021 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 target and to share their carbon action plan to deliver this target (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

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‘Pledge to Net Zero’ is the first industry commitment in the UK requiring science-based targets from its signatories to tackle greenhouse gas emissions within their organisations.

 

The pledge recognises the need for organisations from the environmental services sector to take a leadership role in the transition to a Net Zero carbon economy. Join with us and make the pledge. Find out more >

The Pledge To Net Zero initiative is a partner to the UN’s Race to Zero campaign. More info >

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