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This page is the beginnings of a portal for UK community action in response to Climate emergency. The majority of our information about this is collated via our place pages...Near you. See Climate action for a topic overview.

News and topic articles[edit | edit source]

Community action projects[edit | edit source]

Climate emergency centres[edit | edit source]

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Climate emergency centres are about a coming together and building of relationships in a common space, sharing resources, skills and ideas to build community resilience and adaption to multiple social and environmental crises.

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Climate assemblies[edit | edit source]

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street party on Southwark Bridge during the Thames Festival. Attribution: Garry Knight

This article is an offshoot or our Citizens' assembly page. It is also related to our XR and future democracy article. There's also a separate article: List of UK climate assemblies.

The term climate assembly is used here to mean any citizens assembly considering, either exclusively or otherwise, a response to climate change or climate emergency.

The list could be expanded to include also peoples' assemblies, or other gatherings, for example of the kinds listed on the Future Democracy Hub happening in response to climate emergency.

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Campaigns[edit | edit source]

Insulate Britain[edit | edit source]

  • Insulate Britain, campaign group that is calling on the UK government to put in place policy and funding for a national home insulation programme starting with all social housing.

Insulate Britain Demands

  1. That the UK government immediately promises to fully fund and take responsibility for the insulation of all social housing in Britain by 2025;
  2. That the UK government immediately promises to produce within four months a legally binding national plan to fully fund and take responsibility for the full low-energy and low-carbon whole-house retrofit, with no externalised costs, of all homes in Britain by 2030 as part of a just transition to full decarbonisation of all parts of society and the economy.[1]

Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill[edit | edit source]


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

Extinction Rebellion[edit | edit source]

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Declaration of Rebellion at Parliament Square, London, on 31 October 2018. Attribution: Steve Eason

Extinction Rebellion (abbreviated as XR) is a socio-political movement with the stated aim of using civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance to protest against climate breakdown, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse.

Extinction Rebellion was established in the United Kingdom in May 2018 with about one hundred academics signing a call to action in support in October 2018, and launched at the end of October by Roger Hallam, Gail Bradbrook, Simon Bramwell, and other activists from the campaign group Rising Up!.

Citing inspiration from grassroots movements such as Occupy, Gandhi's Satyagraha, the suffragettes, Gene Sharp, Martin Luther King and others in the civil rights movement, Extinction Rebellion wants to rally support worldwide around a common sense of urgency to tackle climate breakdown.

The movement uses a circled hourglass, known as the Extinction Symbol, to serve as a warning that time is rapidly running out for many species. Special Note: This is an abbreviated version of the introductory text from Wikipedia's article. You are encouraged to read the full version. W See also next section.

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Other campaigns[edit | edit source]

  • Just Stop Oil, coalition of groups working together to demand that the government immediately halt all future licensing and consents for the exploration, development and production of fossil fuels in the UK. Coalition of groups demanding the no-brainer things be done immediately – actions that will reduce the demand for fossil fuel energy dramatically such as insulating our homes, rethinking how we travel, getting on with renewable energy and making sure no-one is left behind.[2] added 15:03, 14 February 2022 (UTC)
  • Take Climate Action, campaign from Friends of the Earth to encourage local councils to adopt a Climate Action Plan, added 20:57, 6 November 2021 (UTC)

Households Declare!, from Architects Climate Action Network. Time for every UK household to declare a climate emergency! Sign the letter to Alok Sharma. Check out the resources section of their website. added 16:25, 16 August 2021 (UTC)

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 UK, Pension tool

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]


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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

March 2 - 8 Climate Week

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

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Insulate Britain Press Release, 28 October
  2. press release, Feb 14, 2022

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