All organisations can and should start implementing strategies immediately in order to achieve the ambitious target of halving their emissions by 2030. The longer they wait, the harder it will be to achieve the 50% reduction. Establishing a well-structured plan now will enable a smoother and more effective transition to a reduced carbon footprint.
Aid, education and health organisations have a particular role to play, as climate change has a direct impact on health, education and well-being. These organisations have the highest amplification potential in terms of truthfulness, reach and connectedness. They provide care, protection and generate knowledge for future generations. They rank among the five most trusted sectors in society, and are often viewed as role models, acting with integrity. Their leadership on climate action is most likely to inspire emulation by others, and throughout society. Furthermore, each of these sectors makes sizable contributions to GHG emissions, and solutions are easily transferable, with adaptations, across these three sectors.
At the Climate Action Accelerator, we tailor climate action strategies to the specific needs and capabilities of each sector and organisation. This can include customised assessments, recommendations for specific technologies and practices, and ongoing support to help each entity achieve its sustainability goals.
If you would like to find out more about the organisations that have already begun their decarbonisation process, meet our partners and discover their reduction commitments.