How to declare

What does it mean to declare a climate and ecological emergency?

A declaration must lead to meaningful action and needs to be supported by the Board, Executive Team and have staff support within the organisation.

We recognise this process needs consultation and support and can take due process within large organisations.

Many companies will write their own declaration wording, that best suits their context. Get in touch to discuss further.

Download our Steps to Declare

How to Declare?

The aim of Business Declares is to support businesses in declaring a climate and ecological emergency and taking purposeful action to reach carbon neutrality.

  • Provide evidence of your accelerated action towards reaching carbon neutrality within 6 months of joining
  • Share best practice amongst peers on a non-competitive level
  • Advocate for change and encourage staff and stakeholders to take action
  • Support and co-host events where possible

How to support?

We recognise that declaring might not be suited to all, but we encourage you to support Business Declares.  Showcase your journey to help others start theirs.

  • Be a role model to help inspire urgent action – demonstrate leadership on climate action
  • Showcase the challenges & practical steps business can take in their effort to become climate conscious
  • Support Business Declares by having our logo on your website and use social media to showcase your support
  • Support and co-host events where possible

Thinking of Declaring?

You can join initially as a business supporter, whilst you are in discussion internally within your business about the declaration – please contact us at