7. COVID-19: The Impact on Climate

As the coronavirus crisis spreads across the world, the planet is already starting to fight back.


Factsheet: Living Sustainably During Lockdown

The Living Sustainably During Lockdown factsheet provides practical guidance to share with teams while they work from home, to help build behaviours that contribute towards a cleaner future post-pandemic.

Click the image below to download the factsheet.

This factsheet contains:

  • Information on reducing household and food waste
  • Tips on how to reduce environmental impact when working from hom
  • Information on the connection between nature and wellbeing
  • Impact stories from PwC and Anglican Water, on how they are supporting staff and customers
  • Links to other related resources

What Business in the Community is doing?

Business in the Community NI is currently launching Business Action on Climate. The project is a new collaborative campaign that will put Northern Ireland businesses at the forefront of Action on the Climate Emergency. Together with the CBI, FSB, IoD and NI Chamber, we have developed a campaign that will be centred around a Pledge for organisations to take. Alongside this challenge, we will offer support to help meet the target set by the Pledge. We aim to help organisations measure, report and communicate their progress to key stakeholders. In addition, we aim to provide education and offsetting opportunities.

Six companies have agreed to come together as our Climate Champions, and to form a steering committee to help us shape this campaign, define the Pledge and our offer to support organisations on their journey. The campaign will officially launch in April with the first (virtual) meeting of the steering committee and a press launch.

Our Climate Champions are: