Our campaign

These are unsettling times for us all, particularly the most vulnerable in our society. During this time, we should remain cautious and must continue to follow all national and local restrictions as well as ensure we plan activities that are inclusive to all members.  

Across each nation – England, Wales and Northern Ireland – laws vary as to what meetings and gatherings can happen. See our coronavirus guidance for the latest legislative rules and what to do if restrictions in your area allow for in-person activities.

As a network, we'll support one another and those in our communities as best we can. If you have any questions or a suggestion on how we can support you, please email [email protected].

Climate Action Plan for Councils

Councils up and down the country have declared climate emergencies. But what happens next?  

We need councils to turn their political promises in to concrete action by adopting a climate action plan, and transforming their communities into fairer, more sustainable places for generations to come.

To help get them started, we’ve created a template Climate Action Plan for councils in England and Wales. Find out how you can help get that plan in place.

Metro mayors and climate action

A metro mayor is the directly elected leader of a combined authority. They have powers over sectors that are key to tackling the climate emergency, including transport and housing.

To help make our city regions as climate- and nature-friendly as possible we've created Climate Action Plans for mayors covering 10 priorities to protect people and planet and help the COVID-19 recovery.

News from the network

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Actions

Our amazing network truly showed up for the Global Day of Action - check out some of the highlights!

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Network news

Great coverage! Climate Action Caerffili have been featured in a BBC News article on tree planting in their town park as part of efforts to reduce air pollution and flood risk.

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Actions

Support Merton Friends of the Earth and sign their new divestment petition, which calls on Merton council to urgently divest from fossil fuels.

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Events

The West Midlands has a major role to play in tackling the climate and nature emergencies, but do we have a skilled workforce to deliver? Find out more in our online event on Wednesday 20 October at 6.30pm.

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Events

Join our panel of inspiring speakers on Tuesday 19 October at 5pm to learn about the huge Green Jobs opportunity in Derbyshire and for a Q&A and discussion on how we can respond to it.

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Network news

Check out 'Between two shores' - a powerful piece from Newcastle Climate Action member Henna. By linking the local environment with the physical impact of climate change and the related issue of population displacement, the project draws attention to the difficult social effects climate change brings with it.

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Actions

Amazing job - congratulations to Sheffield Area Coordinator, Lindy Stone for talking so powerfully about the necessary urgent climate action that is needed and the UK government's inaction on Sky News.

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Campaign wins

Kingston FOE held their first ever action after forming in lockdown. They had a successful day, recruiting 8 new members and engaged the public with their campaigns on river pollution and climate. Amazing work!

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Great interview from Jacky from Climate Action Newcastle and her husband Kevin, who talked to Channel 5 News about their concerns for their grandchildren's futures with the climate crisis.

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Events

Join our panel of speakers on Tuesday 12 October at 3pm for a discussion on how we can start a green jobs revolution in Cumbria, and learn about green jobs opportunities

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Events

Join our panel of speakers for a Q&A and discussion on how we can start a green jobs revolution in London. Our Green jobs for London 2021 online event takes place on Thursday 7 October at 6.30pm.

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Events

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Tees Valley Green Jobs Summit! Join the conversation by searching #GreenJobs #TeesValleyJobs and #FutureofWork on social media.

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Actions

As the Conservatives met in Manchester, campaigners from Manchester Friends of the Earth came together to demand that the UK government stop funding fossil fuel projects.

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Network news

Congratulations to WeCANN (Westminster Citizens Climate Action Network) who celebrated their first year! And what a year it was - check out their video!

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Great to see Climate Action Newcastle on the ground making their community better! They've even got their MP, Chi Onwurah joining them on their next litter pick.

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Actions

Support Sheffield Friends of the Earth and sign their petition calling on all horticultural retailers in and around Sheffield to stop selling peat-based compost in their shops.