The Climate Governance Initiative’s position on the war in Ukraine

The Climate Governance Initiative fully supports the people of Ukraine and all citizens suffering innocently from the Russian Federation’s unprovoked act of war. We were due to launch a Chapter in Ukraine this month, which will now inevitably be delayed.  We have suspended engagement with the Chapter in Russia. 

The battle to combat climate change is one that unites all our members, and we hope to welcome our Ukrainian colleagues as soon as practicable. Climate change is a global issue and requires international collaboration, urgent attention and action, as the most recent IPCC report states.

The Climate Governance Initiative was launched in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, with the aim of mobilising non-executive board directors to promote the adoption of effective climate transition strategies by their organisations.  It is hosted by the Centre for Climate Engagement, Hughes Hall at the University of Cambridge.