Church House Westminster has signed the SME Climate Commitment, which is recognised by the United Nations Race to Zero campaign.
Recognising that climate change poses a threat to the economy, nature, and society-at-large, our venue commits to act immediately in order to:
1. Halve our greenhouse gas emissions before 2030
2. Achieve net zero emissions before 2050
3. Disclose our progress on a yearly basis
In doing so, we are proud to be recognised by the United Nations Race to Zero campaign, and join governments, businesses, cities, regions, and universities around the world with the same mission.
What follows next?
Now that the SME Climate Commitment has been made, the venue will continue to take action immediately. This includes the following key steps which will be addressed within three to six months after making the commitment:
– Measure and estimate our current greenhouse gas emissions
– Set short- and medium-term targets for our emission reductions in line with the commitment
– Develop a plan to achieve our emission reduction targets
– Start to take concrete action to reduce our key emission sources and move toward the net-zero target date we have selected
– Encourage other venues, agencies, event organisers, and event suppliers to join us in making their SME Climate Commitment.
Elana Kruger, Marketing Manager of Church House Westminster, comments: “There is no doubt that 2021 is the year of climate action. With COP26 we saw world leaders tackling the biggest threat facing humanity. However, it is our responsibility to make a difference by making a commitment, cutting those carbon emissions in half by 2030, and reaching ‘net zero’ by 2050. Through this UN-backed commitment process, we are making an SME Climate Commitment to create a better planet where climate change matters most”.