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These are unsettling times for us all, particularly the most vulnerable in our society. The most important thing you can do right now is to keep yourself, and the wider community, safe. If we're to be effective climate activists in the future, we need to look after our physical and mental wellbeing now.

As well as continuing to follow essential public health advice (hands, face, space and fresh air), groups should follow official public health legislation about gatherings at all times. 

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.

Please also consider the strain many services are currently under, and make sure to communicate sensitively to decision-makers and your own community.

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 climateaction@foe.co.uk.

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.

Metro mayor elections will be happening in seven areas in May 2021. Elections for the London Mayor will take place on the same date.

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.

As our government begins drafting COVID-19 recovery plans, we need to make sure we don’t return to business as usual. Because business as usual wasn’t working for our planet, and it wasn’t working for many people both here in the UK and around the world.

We cannot go back to an economy that left us with ever-increasing gaps between rich and poor, huge health inequalities and hurtling towards climate and ecological breakdown. We must build back better.