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How can trustees respond to the climate crisis?

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How can trustees respond to the climate crisis?

The climate and nature crises are already impacting millions of people in the UK, and some people will be affected more than others. The UK is increasingly affected by the direct impacts of our changing climate and natural world, including floods, heatwaves, and air pollution. Our homes, finances, jobs, education, and health will also be impacted by society and policy makers response to the crisis. 

Those who will be most affected are often those that social charities support. This means we have a critical role to play in raising their voices and adapting our strategies and programmes in response to changing needs. 

However, strategic decision making in response to the climate crisis can be difficult for trustees as they are faced with a plethora of, sometimes competing, demands – including staff wellbeing, funder and commissioner requirements, and the impact of the cost-of-living crisis.  

This free seminar—with funding from and in partnership with the Clothworkers’ Company—is aimed at trustees and will explore:  

  • how trustees can embed environmental issues, including environmental justice, into their decision making 
  • how charities might evolve their strategies and programmes in light of the climate and nature crises

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