June 5 is World Environment Day, and you can help make a difference. Join #GenerationRestoration to revive and protect our ecosystems.
World Environment Day is a day set aside to raise worldwide awareness of the environment and encourage action to improve and protect the environment.
“We cannot turn back time. But we can grow trees, green our cities, rewild our gardens, change our diets and clean up rivers and coasts. We are the generation that can make peace with nature. Let’s get active, not anxious. Let’s be bold, not timid”
Tune in to the official broadcast (starting June 4, 16:00 EAT)
Get Involved in our Environment
Organisations have a big part to play in helping to protect our environment and our life-giving ecosystems. Here is our list of 10 things you can do to help make make a difference:
- Adopt a Sustainability Policy.
- Implement a recycling process.
- Review your energy use and see how you can reduce this.
- Understand your supply chains.
- Review your procurement policies, processes and agreements.
- Conduct a high level scoping exercise to understand what climate change hazards your organisation is exposed to.
- Conduct in depth scenario testing to identify your organisation’s vulnerabilities under different possible climate change scenarios.
- Develop a plan to manage climate change risks, now and into the future.
- Include sustainability/climate change/environment in the organisation’s reporting.
- Develop a Climate Change Action Plan.
How far do you want to go to understand climate risks and minimise the impact of climate change on your business?
Ensure everyone in the organisation from the Board down is engaged. Our Climate Risk Guide for Directors helps directors understand their climate risk responsibilities, ask questions and take steps in the right direction.
Financial service organisations can check out our Climate Change Risk: APRA’s Guidance for Institutions for help in taking steps to getting ready for the new guideline.
InConsult encourages all organisations to be environmentally aware and pursue sustainability practices wherever possible. Check out the World Environment Day website to find out more.
Are you ready for ‘green swan’ events? Read our recent publication on how you can prevent, prepare and respond to the climate change impacts.
Contact us if you would like help with developing sustainability strategies, climate change risk assessments and testing, sustainability education and reporting.