Addressing the Climate Crisis: An Action Plan for Psychologists
Responding to the climate crisis is an essential task for the current generation and many generations to come. Although the severity and urgency of the crisis should not be understated, it remains within the capacity of society to reduce its most adverse effects and to promote health, well-being, and justice for all people. Psychologists have the knowledge and skills to design and implement strategies that will help realize these aims. As a leading scientific and professional association, APA can prepare, support, and organize psychologists to address the climate crisis and amplify their work for greatest impact and visibility.
The task force presents this report not only to guide APA but also to inspire individual psychologists, psychology groups and departments, and other psychological associations to devote attention to the climate crisis, and to serve as a model for people and organizations in other disciplines and professions.