Climate Change Hub

Supporting your climate change ambitions

Make one change

Looking for ideas for a more sustainable way of life? Learn simple changes you could make at home or to the way you travel that could save you money and help the planet too.

Energy saving ideas for your home

How energy efficient is your home?

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rates a property's energy efficiency and could help you to buy a home that’s more energy efficient, helping to reduce your impact on the climate too.

5 ways to reduce your energy bills

Whether you’re a renter or a homeowner, you could start saving energy – and money – with these simple tips.

Energy saving changes for your home

Take a look at how you could save money in the long term with some changes to help make your home more energy efficient.

Calculate your carbon footprint

You may have heard the phrase 'carbon footprint' - but what does it really mean?

We'll explain it and show you how you could calculate your own. So you could help the planet and your pocket too.

Everyday tips on how to be kinder to the planet

Top tips for reducing, reusing and recycling

While it’s easy to point to our homes and travelling as the largest contributors to our carbon footprints, our smaller everyday choices could also have an impact. 

Get from A to B more sustainably

Whether you’re exploring new lands or staying local, sustainable travel provides new ways to see the world that could even save you money too.

Teach our children how to save the planet

Teaching your children how to be eco-friendly doesn’t just help the planet: it could also be good for your family’s bank balance.

Confused about climate change?

The language around sustainable issues can often be confusing, so we want to help clear things up with our jargon buster. 

Sustainable offers that could save you money

Green Mortgages

Are you buying or remortgaging an energy efficient home with a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of A or B? You could save money on your monthly mortgage payments.

Royal Bank of Scotland Green Mortgages are available to over 18s purchasing or remortgaging a home with a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of A or B. Available on selected products. Product fees may apply. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage. Max LTV 85%.

Discounted Electric Vehicle Charge Points

From Octopus Energy

Get a discounted rate and further £50 off on us when you purchase an electric vehicle charge point from Octopus Energy.

Royal Bank of Scotland receives a fee from Octopus Energy for customers it introduces to them that subsequently purchase products or services from Octopus Energy, although this fee will be passed onto you. Eligibility criteria applies. 

What is responsible investing?

Responsible investing is an approach that looks at companies who want to help the planet and society. But it could help with your long-term financial returns too.

The value of investments can go down as well as up, your capital is at risk.

Reduce your paper waste by switching to paperless

Check your mail and statements in the Royal Bank app or Digital Banking. It’s a safe and handy way to manage all your documents.

Specific mobile and online banking criteria applies.

What’s banking got to do with climate change?

How we use our money today can change the world of tomorrow. In fact, money has the power to create a greener planet. 

How we're championing climate solutions

Helping to end the most harmful activity

We plan to stop lending to and underwriting companies with more than 15% of activities related to coal

Accelerating the speed of transition

We plan to help customers reduce their carbon impact with products and services, delivered through cross-industry collaboration

Championing climate solutions

We have set a target to provide £100 billion Climate and Sustainable Funding and Financing (CSFF) to customers by the end of 2025

Putting climate change at the heart of your business

Learn more about running a sustainable business and how we could support you.

Something else we can help you with?