climate change

Fund the poor not corporations

Cyswllt Hinsawdd Affrica / The African Climate Connection 

Throughout the developing world, people are paying a terrible price for a climate crisis not of their making.

The worst droughts in over 60 years in East Africa have pushed parts of Kenya, Ethiopia and Somaliland to near the point of collapse, threatening the lives and livelihoods of more than 10 million people.

EU must lead in Durban

People standing in front of wind turbines with EU act now sign

Photo: Friends of the Earth Europe

The next series of UN climate talks kick off in Durban, South Africa, on Tuesday.

All around the world millions of the poorest people are already facing the impacts of climate change, including floods, famine, and severe weather events.

We are facing a planetary emergency and have very little time left to avoid catastrophic climate change.

New climate change agreement needed

Cyswllt hinsawdd affrica. The african climate connection.

The UN climate change talks will take place in Durban, South Africa from 29 November to 9 December 2011.

Time is running out for an ambitious global deal on climate change to be agreed, as the Kyoto Protocol is due to end next year. We urgently need a follow-on agreement if we are to keep emissions under control and avoid the catastrophic effects of climate change.

We want the Government to:

The African Climate Connection

African man standing on cracked dry earth, dry grass and leafless tree in background

African farmer surveys his drought stricken land.

The threat of unstoppable climate change gets ever closer and many governments seem to be doing very little to prevent it. It is vital we get politicians to sit up and take notice.

Many voluntary organisations are planning African-themed events during the first week of the UN Climate talks in Durban at the end of November.

Councils to get climate advice

Two men installing a solar panel on a roof

Photo: © Friends of the Earth.

People from Cardiff have helped the UK take an important step towards cutting climate-changing emissions.

Thousands of people demanded that councils need independent expert advice to help cut carbon emissions in their area - and now they will get it.

Action councils have taken to cut CO2

Installing solar thermal panels on a roof

Photo: © Friends of the Earth

Chris Hune ignores council climate change petition

Two men installing a solar panel on a roof

Photo: © Friends of the Earth.

Energy Minister Chris Hune has ignored a petition signed by over 10,000 people asking that the independent Committee on Climate Change gives advice to councils on how to cut climate gas emissions.

Sign the petition for energy saving

Green tick


We've got Ministers to talk about council action on climate change emissions. They have declared action by councils to be 'vital' to meeting our Climate Change Act targets.

The Energy Bill is meant to drive energy efficiency nationwide, but it still doesn't include a commitment to councils taking action on climate change.

Help strengthen the Government's Energy Bill

House with solar panels

Image: © Paul Glendell, Friends of the Earth.

The Government's Energy Bill is an important opportunity to move to a low-carbon economy. The Government's minimum energy efficiency standard amendment to the Energy Bill is not strong enough.

The Government must do more to deliver the energy efficiency measures needed in our homes and communities to help meet existing Climate Change Act and fuel poverty commitments.

Progress update on climate change

David Cameron MP and Tony Juniper

David Cameron MP and Tony Juniper. Photo: Friends of the Earth.

We have made substantial progress since our last update on the Energy Bill.

After pressure from you - and our allies in groups like Greenpeace, 38 Degrees and Oxfam - David Cameron has finally accepted recommendations from the Committee on Climate Change for tougher cuts in UK greenhouse gases.

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