Sunset on the river Thames viewed from Greenwich. Attribution: Dlloyd

This article focuses on information specific to the United Kingdom. Please see our Climate action page for a topic overview.


Community action projects[edit | edit source]

Climate Assembly[edit | edit source]

See List of climate assemblies, United Kingdom

for examples

Climate emergency centres[edit | edit source]

see separate article: Climate emergency centres

Resources[edit | edit source]

Community is used widely to be a group that gets together such as an association, but also includes municipalities with communal governance structures. Here more formal structures that comply with legal requirements or duties imposed by higher authorities may also give frameworks for action. For example planning can be done in a participatory way.

There may be national plans, local, community, neighbourhood or regional plans or design statements or climate action plans.

  • Low Carbon Neighbourhood Planning
  • 2050 Calculator, user-friendly model that lets you create your own UK emissions reduction pathway, and see the impact using real UK data
  • A guidebook to low carbon neighbourhood planning, Author: Centre for Sustainable Energy My Community
  • Adapting to climate change, policy information from gov.uk
  • Can you hear me? Citizens, Climate Change & Open Local Governmen, Involve, June 2014
  • Climate Just, information tool designed to help with the delivery of equitable responses to climate change at the local level.
  • Do Nation, pledge platform helping people take action on climate change
  • UK Carbon Reporting Framework, acts as a matchmaker between carbon reduction projects, such as community owned renewable energy installations or the energy efficient refurbishment of social housing and organisations wishing to support such projects in the UK
  • UK climate projections, information on how the UK’s climate is likely to change in the 21st century, as it responds to rising levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere

Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

Community resources[edit | edit source]

see separate article: Climate emergency centres

Maps[edit | edit source]

Map of local council declarations, Declare a climate emergency

Land projected to be below annual flood level in 2050, coastal.climatecentral.org

Map, Climate Just

For the love of, Paris climate talks, what's happening in the UK

Networks[edit | edit source]

Place-based Climate Action Network[edit | edit source]

Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN), an ESRC-supported Network bringing together the research community and decision-makers in the public, private and third sectors.

Find your place, pcancities.org.uk, opportunities for cities, LEPs, local authorities, country or regions. Opportunities to reduce energy use and carbon footprints while cutting energy bills, creating jobs and creating a wide range of other benefits.

UK Youth Climate Coalition[edit | edit source]

The UK Youth Climate Coalition (UKYCC) is a non-profit youth organisation in the United Kingdom. The organisation is run entirely by unpaid volunteers, who are all aged 18 to 29.

Formed in 2008, the mission of the organisation is to mobilise and empower young people to take positive action for global climate justice. To achieve their aims and objectives, the UKYCC organises a series of projects, campaigns and events each year, including sending youth delegations to the United Nations Climate Negotiations.

The organisation is supported by a coalition of non-governmental organisations.

Other links[edit | edit source]

  • Champions for Earth, Green Recovery Letter, September 2020, open letter to the Prime Minister and UK Government, calling on them to prioritise the environment in their recovery from the COVID pandemic, supported by over 310 GB Olympians and Paralympians, including over 40 Olympic and Paralympic Champions added 14:19, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
  • UK Students Climate Network on facebook

Personal options[edit | edit source]

Policy[edit | edit source]

Research[edit | edit source]

  • Climate change-biodiversity interactions, Research Briefing, Feb 27, 2020 [1] added 08:42, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Milne, S., “Consuming Carbon: RESOLVE Scenarios to 2030 for UK Household Consumption”, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, ISBN 978-1-84469-023-7, November 2011. Resolve

Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research is an organisation based in the United Kingdom that brings together scientists, economists, engineers and social scientists to 'research, assess and communicate from a distinct trans-disciplinary perspective, the options to mitigate, and the necessities to adapt to current climate change and continuing global Warming, and to integrate these into the global, UK and local contexts of sustainable development'. W

UK Climate Impacts Programme, established in 1997 to help co-ordinate scientific research into the impacts of climate change, and to help organisations adapt to those unavoidable impacts

Zero Carbon Britain

Video[edit | edit source]

Visions[edit | edit source]

  • Dreams of a Low Carbon Future, downloadable pdf's via lowcarbon.leeds.ac.uk, added 16:09, 28 August 2020 (UTC)

News and comment[edit | edit source]

See separate article: UK Climate news

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill[edit | edit source]

Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill, added 20:03, 17 August 2020 (UTC)

Extinction Rebellion[edit | edit source]

See separate article: Extinction Rebellion

Other campaigns[edit | edit source]

Badvertising, campaign to stop adverts fuelling the climate emergency, including ads for cars, airline flights and fossil fuels, added 16:42, 2 October 2020 (UTC)

Parents For Future UK

Campaign against Climate Change, UK-based pressure group that aims to raise public awareness of anthropogenic climate change through mobilizing mass demonstrations. W

Divestment Campaign, Move Your Money

Fossil Free UK

Fossil Free campaign, People and Planet

Rising Tide UK is the United Kingdom part of the International Rising Tide Network, both of which were created in 2000 to carry out direct action against the root causes of climate change, and to work towards a fossil fuel free future. RTUK takes a no-compromise position and believes that only the complete dismantling of the fossil fuel industry and a shift to low consumption lifestyles will be sufficient to halt climate change. Rising Tide UK is formed of regional and local groups in the UK, and supports networks of similar groups around the country. Actions carried out by Rising Tide UK groups range from protests and street-theatre style events, to mass occupations of petrol stations, and blockades of key fossil fuel industrial sites. W

Time To Act

Events[edit | edit source]

2015

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November 29, 2015 People’s Climate March, London
For the love of

July 11 Fossil Fuel Divestment: Building the Movement, London
Fossil Free

March 7 Time to Act on Climate Change march, London
campaigncc.org

March 2 - 8 Climate Week
climateweek.com

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February 9 - 15 Go Green Week
National week of action on climate change in schools, colleges and universities.
People & Planet

See also[edit | edit source]

local information can be found, or shared, via our many UK location pages


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External links[edit | edit source]