The Commonwealth is made up of 54 independent countries working together to pursue shared goals that promote sustainable development, democracy and peace. Our combined population is 2.5 billion, of which about 60 per cent is under the age of 30.
Climate change is a global threat that affects all members. The Commonwealth’s 32 small states – including 25 small island developing states or SIDS – as well as 12 least developed countries are particularly vulnerable.
The Commonwealth Secretariat supports member countries through a number of climate initiatives and programmes. Explore climate facts below and learn more about our climate work.