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Climate Change

IOL Position Statement on Climate Change and Biodiversity

Climate Change and Biodiversity Position Statement - 18/12/2019


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


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

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.

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Climate Change and Biodiversity Position Statement





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