From floods in Manchester to cyclones in Mozambique, the climate emergency is a global problem. But we believe solutions can be found in our local communities.
This May, a series of elections took place across England and Wales.
We asked Climate Action groups to mobilise their communities, interrogate their electoral candidates and ensure climate action is embedded in the local political agenda for years to come.
Select from the choices below to discover how groups helped put climate at the top of political agendas.
Council elections were bigger than ever in May, with the direct election of thousands of local councillors in over 150 local authorities.
From tackling air pollution, to improving public transport and creating more green space – your councillors have the power to deliver initiatives that help local people and play a part in tackling the global crisis.
Metro mayor elections
Metro mayors are part of the government's devolution agenda, and play a central role in providing a vision for their region.
Almost 12 million people across eight English regions have a metro mayor, meaning elections in May directly impacted a significant percentage of the population.
We've created tailored Climate Action Plans for each metro mayoral region. Whether you're part of a Climate Action group or an interested constituent, use the plan to make sure your newly elected metro mayor prioritises climate.
The Senedd (Welsh Parliament) is responsible for the vast majority of policies and legislation relating to climate.
The May 2021 Senedd elections will set the course of climate action in Wales for the next 5 years, with all 60 members elected.