The Livery Climate Action Group was formed in 2021 to assist City of London Livery Companies and Guilds to manage their impact on climate change and the environment by reducing carbon emissions and making responsible use of resources.
The Group has created a series of Guidance Notes, exemplar Climate Action Plans and other associated resources drawing from the wide expertise within London’s Livery, as part of its ambition to be an invaluable support for Livery Companies in their journeys toward net-zero emissions.
The Group facilitates mutual self-help for Livery Companies and Guilds to grow their knowledge and expertise in the practical measures they can take towards a sustainable, adaptable and resilient future. This will allow them in turn to influence and encourage their associated professions and trades in the City and beyond.
The Group provides educational materials to help Companies engage with schools and other outreach activities. The formation of the Group was inspired by the City of London’s Climate Action Strategy which set goals for the City to have net zero emissions by 2040; for buildings, public spaces and infrastructure to be resilient to climate change; and for people in the City and beyond to benefit from a clean, green and safe environment.
As founding members of the Group, the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors supports these goals, which align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.