Climate change is now widely recognised as the most significant challenge facing the world and the global
economy. In November 2019, a global study by 11,000 scientists declared climate change to be ‘a clear and
unequivocal emergency’. There are numerous sources that evidence the consensus around the severity of the climate emergency we face.
Environmental impacts of climate change include increased flood risk, declining crop yields, mass migration,
species extinctions and extreme weather patterns. Social impacts include health issues, economic and well-being
factors, global stability and increased inequality. It is hard to think of a charity whose mission and aims will not be
impacted by the consequences of climate change.