At the UN Climate Summit in New York in September 2014, poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner from the Marshall Islands issued an emotional call to action - reciting this poem dedicated to her 6 month old daughter.
Marshall Islands poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner at the UN Climate Summit
People's Climate Marches video
On 21st September 2014, hundreds of thousands of people around the world at more than 2,600 events marched for action on climate change ahead of the UN Climate Summit in New York. This video captures some of the amazing happenings worldwide.
London Climate March highlights
On 21st September 2014, forty thousand people marched in London for the love of what they hold dear -- and to call on Prime Minister David Cameron to take greater action on climate change. Here are some of the highlights.
Climate Silence - and how to break it
This report from COIN describes the blanket of silence that has descended on the issue of climate change in the UK in the past five years. The report argues the debate urgently needs new narratives that make the link between the climate challenge and ordinary people’s lives.
My Climate & Me
The Met Office has launched a new interactive web site for those interested in climate change, aimed mainly at young people.
The aim of My Climate & Me is to become the go-to source for helping people to understand our climate. So far, they've picked up a camera and set off across the UK to interview people, companies and celebrities - giving them the opportunity to ask us a climate question that’s important to them.
Each week they will put a question to their scientists which is submitted and voted for by the public.
Check out the website to ask a question, vote in a poll or explore their video clips.
Carbon Capital Handbook
The financial sector views fossil fuels as a reliable bet, and is betting on the UK government doing little to curb our oil, gas and coal addiction. With tax breaks of over £1 billion to North Sea oil, and new carbon reporting rules that don’t even ask financiers to count the impact of their investments, it has not been disappointed.
This booklet, compiled by the World Development Movement, looks at how the City of London organises the fossil fuel investments for destructive fossil fuel projects that are leading to runaway climate change, and asks what we can do to stop it. Its aim is to inform campaigners and equip them to take action.
The Anatomy of People-Powered Campaigns
Every campaign starts with a strong vision of where we want to go. Exceptional campaigns do more than tell a compelling story.
Does your latest campaign have a beating heart, many hands, wide eyes and fast feet? Find out more about how to build successful people-powered campaigns by mixing these four ingredients.
Report: A new conversation with the centre-right about climate change
This ground breaking report – by the Climate Outreach and Information Network (COIN) – presents the evidence for more effectively engaging centre-right citizens around climate change.
It argues that if climate change is to break out of its ‘left wing ghetto’, it must be communicated in a way that resonates with the values of the centre-right – and offers four narratives for bringing climate change into the mainstream.
Energy Bill: Support for clean power target press release
More than 100 groups have signed up to a statement supporting a clean power target in the Energy Bill. These are just some of over 200 organisations that have shown support for the target over the last 8 months.
Energy Bill Briefing: Political update
This briefing provides an update on the three most important issues facing the Energy Bill:
2. the lack of energy efficiency measures in the Bill;
3. the dangers of dependence on expensive, volatile, imported fossil fuels.