EFPA’s Weather Map

EFPA’s goals

Our plans include:

1. Priority field of action
Make climate change one of EFPA’s priority fields of action, and therefore a focus for the goals of EFPA’s working groups.
2. Policy influencing at the European level
Monitor, disseminate and seek to influence the work of the European Parliament / Commission in the field, drawing on expert policy advice, and using influencing materials prepared by our MAs / an expert reference group.  
3. Links across Europe
Foster connections between MAs that have climate change as a policy / advocacy priority, and facilitate regular discussions to share resources, actions and messaging.
4. Expert reference group
Form a reference network of European experts with research track records and deep knowledge in psychology and climate change to ensure psychological evidence is at the heart of what we all do.
5. Support hub
Develop an EFPA psychologists’ support hub to bring together resources from across Europe on psychology and climate change.
6. Publicity
Use the newsmagazine to highlight expert articles on psychology and climate change. Publicise the work of EFPA’s working groups re climate change. Publicise the policy / advocacy work of our MAs.
7. European Congresses
Encourage climate related submissions and a stream on psychology and climate change at both ECP2022 and ECP2023.
8. Connecting professional staff
Bring together professional staff working on psychology and climate change (e.g. research, policy, communications staff) into a coordinating network.
9. Working with others
Co-operate with our partner organisations (affiliate and associate members and MoU partners). 

Working with others

Having climate change as one of our fields of action means we will be joined with many psychology associations around the globe including other members of the Global Psychology Alliance https://www.apa.org/international/networks/global-psychology-alliance  in attempting to harness the knowledge base of Psychology to make a difference in the global challenge of tackling climate change. 

This builds on the work which was started in Lisbon in November 2019, when over 40 countries signed a proclamation and committed to ongoing collaboration in the application of psychological science to jointly advance progress on critical global issues, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals https://sdgs.un.org/goals.


Other sources of information

European level: 

EU climate action and the European Green Deal


Adaptation to climate change



2021 is the year of 26th UN Climate Change Conference Of the Parties (COP26) being hosted by the UK in Glasgow between 1-12 November, 2021 in partnership with Italy.  

The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Plans are being developed to have a 'Psychology' presence at COP26 for psychology to make a difference.