COP26 / Climate Change Survey

You shared your thoughts and concerns on the global climate crisis and what action you wanted to see agreed at COP26 in November 2021. Here’s what we found out.

Chartered Accountants Worldwide
One Young World

What we do in the coming decade to tackle the climate crisis will define the kind of world we and future generations will live in. We believe that Chartered Accountants and finance professionals, across numerous roles, can be a powerful force for good in meeting the key challenge of the decade.  

We surveyed more than 700 young finance and business professionals from around the world to gather their thoughts and opinions on how you think our leaders in business and politics need to act.  We will discuss these findings  at our Making COP26 Count Intergenerational event.

Aim of the survey:

Our goal was to capture the thoughts and concerns of young professionals globally on the climate crisis and what action you would like to see the current leadership take in the fight against climate change.

How the survey will be used:

The research findings will be incorporated into a range of activities to make your voice heard.  It will capture how you think our global leaders are doing when it comes to tackling the climate crisis, and create a call for future action.

Initial Results

Only 16% to say their organisation is on track to his net zero by 2030
49% so business leaders need to commit to action not words
Over 63% say it is important for them to work in a profession that supports climate change initiatives
Over 90% thought that the accountancy profession had a important role to play in the fight against climate change