1. Home
  2. Members
  3. Jobs
  4. Events
  5. Good Practice
  6. Awards
  7. News
  8. Help

Climate Change

IOL Position Statement on Climate Change and Biodiversity

Climate Change and Biodiversity



Together For Our Planet – The UK’s Year Of Climate Action


This November the UK will partner with Italy to host the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow and bring together world leaders to commit to urgent global climate action.

The scientific community is in agreement that there is a process of climate change happening as a result of human activity.

Image - Together for our Planet

As a sector, we must all work to minimise the impact of our activities and work with Government and other land users, owners and managers to protect the environment, mitigate climate change and reverse the loss of biodiversity.

Outdoor Professionals are ideally placed to influence and educate the children, young people and adults we come into contact with about climate change and biodiversity threats, impact and possible solutions.

For the month leading up to COP26 IOL would like to share your 'top tips' for helping to take action on climate change, either in your role as an Outdoor Professional, a business, an organisation, or an individual with a passion for the outdoors.

We will share 31 ideas, calls for action from our MP's and World Leaders, and pledges for the future through social media and newsletters throughout October.

Share your TOP TIP, PLEDGE TO ACTION and CALL FOR COMMITMENT in no more than 25 - 30 words each by Email.

Image - Together for our Planet

Climate Change and Biodiversity Position Statement


The IOL Position Statement on Climate Change and Biodiversity calls on Outdoor Learning professionals to:


  1. Acknowledge that there is a consensus among scientists trained in climate science that climate change and loss of biodiversity is occurring.
  2. Ensure that their professional training and CPD equips them to provide accurate information, education and advice on climate change and biodiversity. IOL members should not speak beyond their particular expertise and training.
  3. Consider climate change and biodiversity in professional decisionmaking, maximising opportunities to reduce emissions and harm affecting their clients, the public and the environment. If the failure to appropriately address climate-change is widespread within the sector, the collective impact of these professional decisions may be still greater.


Connect with members in your home nation or region to share good practice, local resources and ideas.

Climate Change and Biodiversity Position Statement





Warwick Mill Business Centre, Warwick Bridge, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 8RR

+44 (0)1228 564580



What we collect and why

Name, Email Address, Phone Number (optional). Only if you provide it to us in order to contact you or to use our services.

Your Privacy

Who we share with

We will never sell your personal data to 3rd parties. We may share your personal data with our suppliers in order to provide our online and member services to you.

Copyright 2023 Institute for Outdoor Learning Terms Of Use Privacy Statement
Back To Top