2 July 2021

IOM3 supports new Charter for Climate Action

IOM3 has come together with other institutions to support the Professional Body Charter for Climate Action. The aim of this initiative is to help support members across all professions in addressing the challenge of implementing the Paris Agreement.


IOM3 CEO Colin Church CEnv FIMMM says, ‘Professionals in materials, minerals and mining have a huge role to play in addressing the challenges of the transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient society. But we cannot do it alone; working closely with other professionals in engineering, finance, law, science, medicine and many other areas is essential. That is why IOM3 is supporting this new Charter, launched today.’

The Charter requires three commitments from professional bodies, including a pledge to chart a path to help their members deliver sustainability across their organisation, and a promise to report on and share resources to create Climate Action Plans for their sectors to help reduce emissions in line with 1.5°C warming trajectory.

The charter is a catalyst for bringing people together to share knowledge, grow ambition and provide a framework for building collaboration to ensure we are meeting climate change targets.  

IOM3 signed the Pledge to Net Zero campaign back in March 2020 led by the Society for the Environment.

IOM3 is joined by sixteen other bodies in supporting the Charter, including the Energy Institute, Engineering UK, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institution of Environmental Sciences, the Professional Associations Research Network, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society for the Environment. 

To watch the official launch of the Climate Action Charter, visit bit.ly/3wcVdyl