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Climate emergency

The world is facing the serious, urgent threat of climate breakdown.

Despite working to eliminate a range of social issues encompassing poverty, inequality, animal cruelty and more, civil society is not moving as quickly as other sectors in responding to a genuine and significant threat to achieving their missions. We need to act now and show ambitious leadership, to ensure that civil society contributes actively towards the global transition to net zero emissions.

Civil society seeks a safer, fairer world, and to achieve any kind of social justice we must urgently centre climate justice in our work too. We have a responsibility to future generations: our present work as a sector should not be carried out in ways which threaten the future of our planet. Without taking significant action, that world will simply not be safe or accessible in future years. Civil society has a role to play to make sure that the global transition to net zero is just, and that it does not cause further harm to the communities or places we work with.

Find out more about what ACEVO is doing to tackle the climate crisis and build a more sustainable civil society.

Tools and templates, provided by ACEVO, our partners, and other charities to support you and your organisation to take climate action.

Make a commitment alongside other civil society leaders to pursue climate action, whatever stage of the journey your organisation is.

Find out about our action plan and targets to reduce our carbon footprint and provide climate-conscious services to our members.

Updates from our group of members who steer and inform our climate work.

Blogs by members, staff and sector experts about the climate crisis and what civil society has been responding to it. 

Share your positive stories about actions you have taken and help us inspire positive climate leadership.

ACEVO is a member of CAFA and Crack the Crises.

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