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Addressing climate change

Addressing climate change is an urgent and complex challenge. It requires a fundamental transformation of the global economy, so that society stops adding to the total amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

At Barclays, we are determined to play our part.

In March 2020, we announced our ambition to be a net zero bank by 2050, becoming one of the first banks to do so.

We have a strategy to turn that ambition into action.

1.     Achieving net zero operations
2.     Reducing our financed emissions
3.     Financing the transition

In line with our commitment to give our shareholders a ‘Say on Climate’, we gave shareholders an opportunity to vote to endorse our climate strategy, targets and progress at our 2022 Annual General Meeting. These are set out in Barclays’ Climate Strategy, Targets and Progress 2022 (PDF 9.2MB). Read more on our AGM page.

More information about our climate strategy is also available on the following pages.