Climate change: What are other professions doing?

Organisations, articles and publications

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Climate Psychology Alliance – A group for anyone interested in making connections between depth psychology and climate change.

Psychologists from 40 countries pledged to use their jobs to address climate change – Article in Quartz news publication (Nov 2019).

International Summit on Psychology’s Contributions to Global Health – Summit which aims to help psychological associations to ‘mobilize our memberships, raise our voices, and implement our science to effect long-lasting societal change.’


UKCP Journal – Issue dedicated to the theme of climate change and mental health, and the role of psychotherapists.

Integrative Psychotherapy in Theory and Practice: A Relational, Systemic and Ecological Approach – This book by Peter Hawkins and Judy Ryde (2019) addresses 'the ecological crisis that needs urgent and radical challenge if climatic disaster is to be avoided.'

Organisation Development practitioners

Organisation Development in a Changing Climate – Article (Nov 2019) on the Talik website asking what is the role – and responsibility – of OD professionals in addressing the most pressing global issue of our times? 


RCN issues commitment to tackling climate emergency – Article (Oct 2019) in the Nursing Times on how the Royal College of Nursing has pledged to take action to tackle the climate crisis and the ‘catastrophic’ risk it poses to people’s health and wellbeing.


Lancet Editor: Protesting Climate Change is a Doctor’s Duty – Article (Nov 2019) in NPQ on how The Lancet is encouraging all health professionals to engage in nonviolent social protest to address climate change in the face of government inaction.


Union of Concerned Scientists – Information page on how climate change is one of the most devastating problems that humanity has ever faced—and the clock is running out.


Architects Climate Action Network – Information page about the network of individuals within architecture and related built environment professions taking action to address the twin crises of climate and ecological breakdown.


Engineers declare climate emergency – Engineers Without Borders are calling on engineers and engineering firms to support professional declarations about the climate and biodiversity emergency.

Business leaders

Business declares a climate emergency – Business Declares is a voluntary organisation of business leaders who want to accelerate action on the climate emergency.

Local Authority leaders

Climate emergency declarations in 1,318 jurisdictions and local governments cover 810 million citizens – A worldwide listing of local authorities that have declared a climate emergency.

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