What We Do
Campaign against Climate Change was the first campaign group set up in the UK specifically to campaign for climate action (read about our history). Over 20 years later, the climate movement has grown exponentially, but the crisis is even more urgent, and our determination to fight against the catastrophic destabilisation of our climate is just as great.
We believe in the power of street protests, big and small, in working in coalitions as part of a wider movement and in making the links between climate change and other social justice issues. Our trade union group campaigns on the potential for climate jobs in transport, energy, buildings, food, education and more to tackle the climate crisis and build a fairer society.
Listed below are some of the more significant campaign events from the past few years.
A year in which energy companies raked in billions from rising gas prices, while the cost of living soared in the UK. The government was in turmoil, yet consistently pursued the disastrous policy of giving tax incentives to drill in the North Sea, instead of investing in warm homes and cheap renewables to tackle the climate crisis and fuel poverty.
With COP27 held in Egypt, the UK climate movement made links with human rights campaigners calling for prisoners to be freed
Earlier in the year, our trade union group held a series of in-depth online discussion meetings on different climate jobs themes, now available to view online.
This was a busy year of organising around the country, working with the COP26 coalition towards the UN climate negotiations in November:
Online webinar: Falling through the Net? How Net Zero covers up climate inaction
Ahead of COP26, our trade union group also published Climate Jobs: Building a workforce for the climate emergency, a detailed and in-depth update of the earlier groundbreaking One Million Climate Jobs report
A year which started with an energetic series of public meetings and local summits looking forward to COP26 but then of course overtaken by the Covid pandemic. Recordings of some of our online events can be found below.
Campaign against Climate Change was very much involved in mobilising in support of the global climate strike in September, working in particular with trade unions ahead of an unprecedented day of action led by young people around the world.