In 2019, the UK Parliament declared an environment and climate change emergency. In response, Association for Project Management (APM), the chartered body for the project profession, has agreed that there is an urgent need for coordinated action by project professionals across all sectors to address and minimise the impacts of both the climate change and biodiversity emergencies. APM has underlined its continuing commitment to tackling climate change by launching a statement of intent to develop an action plan to support the project profession’s efforts to reduce environmental impacts of projects. In this climate change statement, APM pledges to lead by example as an organisation and become carbon-neutral by 2050, if not sooner. APM has also made a commitment to develop an action plan to support the profession’s efforts to reduce environmental impacts of projects.
Climate change, clean growth and sustainability
Climate change, clean growth and sustainability have been thrust into the limelight like never before. This paper on climate change, clean growth and sustainability forms part of APM's ‘big conversation’ about the project profession’s future, which is asking a critical question: how does the project profession thrive in a changing world?
Climate change - A UK perspective
Research on climate change has been led predominantly by physical scientists, but addressing how to mitigate and adapt to it will also need people who are expert project managers. This report, Climate Change And What The Project Profession Should Be Doing About It: A UK Perspective by Professor Peter Morris, provides an initial scoping of where and how project management as a profession might address the implications and consequences of climate change.