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Who We Are

For WHAT WE DO click here. For our 'Mission Statement', click here.

The Campaign against Climate Change is grateful for the support of our honorary officers and advisory group (listed below). 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.

George Monbiot

George Monbiot, honorary president of the Campaign against Climate Change

"Climate change is perhaps the gravest calamity our species has ever encountered. Its impact dwarfs that of any war, any plague, any famine we have confronted so far. It makes genocide and ethnic cleansing look like sideshows at the circus of human suffering."

"We need to put climate change right at the top of the political agenda — it is by far the biggest threat to humanity. We have to turn this into the primary political campaign. That means keeping on the streets, keeping up the demonstrations and putting an enormous amount of pressure on our politicians."



Campaign Group Structure

Honorary Vice-Presidents

  Alexis Rowell Alexis Rowell (Founder, Cutting the Carbon, Councils Coordinator, 10:10 Campaign, former Lib Dem councillor for Camden)
Caroline Lucas MP Caroline Lucas MP (Green Party, Brighton Pavilion)

Advisory Group

Alexandre A. Costa

Alexandre A. Costa

Alexandre Costa has a PhD in Atmospheric Science, is Professor at the State University of Ceará, Brazil and was one of the authors for Brazilian Panel on Climate Change First Assessment Report.

Joan Walley MP

Joan Walley MP

Labour for Stoke-on-Trent North, Chair of Environmental Audit Committee, as well as involved in Select Committees such as Members' Expenses Committee and Liaison Committee (Commons). She has held the post of Shadow Spokesperson for Transport and the post Shadow Spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Jean Lambert MEP

Jean Lambert MEP

Green Party, London

George Marshall

George Marshall

Ex. Director of Rising Tide and currently co-director of COIN (Climate Outreach and Information Network)

The CCC Steering Commitee

Suzanne Jeffery

Suzanne Jeffery, Chair

And chair of the CCC Trade Union Group

Claire James

Claire James, Secretary

Claire has been active with CCC since 2008. Having previously worked in various charities in policy and project management roles, she has just taken on a part time role in the office as Campaigns Coordinator. Outside the office, she is most likely to be found tweeting about global issues on behalf of the campaign while explaining to her five-year-old son why he can't carry his baby brother round the house.

John Stewart

John Stewart

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 chaired the coalition which successfully defeated plans for a third runway a Heathrow. He is a past chair of the Campaign for Better Transport.  He currently chairs AirportWatch and the UK Noise Association.

Rebecca Warren, Treasurer

Rebecca is an accountant and an environmental and human rights campaigner, and is treasurer and financial adviser to several organisations.

Peter Deane

Peter Deane


Martin Empson

Martin Empson CCC Trade Union Group

Martin Empson is a long standing member of  CCC. 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.
Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson was born in South Africa, his parents were imprisoned under the Apartheid, and they came to the UK in the early sixties. He worked as a political organiser in Portugal, after the overthrow of fascism in 1975 and 1976. He became involved (as a socialist and not as a ‘green’) in climate activities and in 2005 helped found the Derby Campaign against Climate Change (now Derby Climate Coalition). The group set out to focus upon the council and the city strategies, away from the emphasis on life style politics, and was able to persuade the council to cuts its own carbon emission by 25% over 5 years. Amongst other achievements the coalition became very involved in the Bombardier dispute and drawing the connections between trade unions, the railway infrastructure and combating climate change. Peter was national chairperson of Campaign against Climate Change for several years and helped found, and is secretary of, the Climate Alliance for Jobs and Climate. 

Peter Coville

Peter Coville

Peter teaches A level Philosophy at Reading College, where he is also the Environment Rep for the local branch of the UCU union. He lived for many years in France, where he became involved with the French alterglobalization organization ATTAC, focusing on environmental issues. On his return to the UK in 2007 Peter joined Greenpeace UK and has taken an active part in several of their campaigns. In October 2011 he took part in the Occupy the London Stock Exchange protest, and co-founded the Occupy London Energy, Equity & Environment Working Group.

  Ken Montague CCC Trade Union Group, Brent CCC
Jonathan Neale Joint International Secretary (jobshare)
Tabitha Spence Joint International Secretary (jobshare)
Dominic Francis Joint International Secretary (jobshare)
  Jonathan Whittaker
  John Hunter
  Lewis Nielsen
  Carl Emerson-Dam







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