At the moment, the UK government and local governments – both elected officials and staff – are prioritising dealing with the immediate public health crisis. And we should allow them space to respond to the pandemic and support our communities.
Therefore at this time, we recommend that you campaign on issues that are urgent or that are of particular importance at this time.
For example, you may want to respond to emerging council plans that are concerning for the climate. Or you may campaign on timely issues such as active travel. But please do so recognising the strain many services are currently under. And make sure to communicate sensitively to decision makers and your own community.
Climate Action Plan for Council
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.
A green and fair 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.
Let’s tell our MPs what a green and fair recovery looks like and ask them to speak up for people and planet in Parliament.
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.
We've created Climate Action Plans for several Combined Authorities. Find out whether yours is one of them, and ask your incumbent Mayor to prioritise the actions in our Climate Action Plan for Metro Mayors.