Who We Are
The management of the campaign is undertaken by the elected steering committee, the members of which also do a lot of practical work organising events, etc.
The office itself is run on a shoestring - Claire James is the Campaigns Coordinator (part-time), assisted by volunteers.
Of course, the campaign is more than just the people listed on this page - it also includes everyone who is active in our campaigning, either regularly or on an occasional basis and supporters who, paying a few pounds a month each, make our vital work possible. Find out more about becoming a member.
Suzanne Jeffery, Chair
As well as chair of CCC, Suzanne is also chair of the CCC Trade Union Group (CACCTU).
Claire James, Secretary
Claire James has been active with the campaign for the past decade, and has worked part-time in the office as Campaigns Coordinator for three years. She co-organised the 2015 Time to Act march which brought 20,000 out on the streets to call for climate action, worked as part of the coalition organising the biggest London climate march ever, in November 2015, and has organised other Campaign against Climate Change events as well as keeping the office running.
John Stewart has been an environmental campaigner for over 30 years. He was centrally involved in the campaigns against road building in the 1980s and 1990s. He is a past chair of the Campaign against Climate Change, and currently chairs HACAN ClearSkies.
Rebecca Warren, Treasurer
Rebecca is an accountant and an environmental and human rights campaigner, and is treasurer and financial adviser to several organisations.
Pete is active in Biofuelwatch and Latin American solidarity groups, linking campaigns to ensure that climate campaigning reflects the reality of those on the frontline of climate impacts and energy exploitation in the Global South.
Martin Empson is a long standing member of Campaign Against Climate Chnage. He is the treasurer of the campaign's trade union group and helped initiate the Million Climate Jobs campaign. Martin is a socialist, based in Manchester and has written on questions relating to ecology and more specifically energy and climate change.
Anna is a student of World Philosophies and Politics at SOAS, University of London, and was elected SOAS' Environment Officer for the academic year of 2017/2018. She has volunteered for Campaign against Climate Change on and off since January 2017. She particularly enjoyed being part of the organisation for the 'Trump and May: Climate Disaster' event in 2017. Prior to this, she co-founded Fossil Free Suffolk and has created environmental clubs and has spoken in school assemblies and public speaking events regarding climate change and the environment since she was 15.
Fliss Premru is a trade union and climate activist, a member of both TSSA and RMT TfL branches, and has been active in pushing climate justice and climate jobs policies in both the trade union and labour movement for a decade.
"It's an urgent and exciting time for the climate movement and I'd like to strengthen the work the campaign is doing on campuses and universities, especially around the climate strikes. I have been on the steering committe in the past".
James is a long-standing trade unionist, president of Chesterfield TUC. In that role he has been central in building trade union support for anti fracking campaigns. He has successfully mobilised around the climate strikes locally and is also involved with XR trade union group
I am a member of the Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union group and have been for over ten years. I am a Green Party Member, the Trade Union Liasonofficer for London Federation of Green Parties, Secretary of the Green Party Trade Union group and of Green Left. I also participate in the Greener Jobs Alliance, the Trade Union Clean Air Network and the New Lucas Plan Just Transition working group. I belong to the London Retired Members' branch of UCU and consider myself to be an ecosocialist.
Tony Staunton has been a climate activist and socialist in the trade union movement for more than three decades, working to develop policies to combat climate change and for a just transition from carbon industries. As an activist in the Campaign against Climate Change since our inception he has organised within the World Social Forum alongside climate scientists and speaks on the systemic changes required to prevent runaway global heating. He continues as a trade union environmental representative, the President of Plymouth Trades Union Council and a member of the National Council of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.