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
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 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. 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.
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 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 was national chairperson of Campaign against Climate Change for several years. in 2005 he 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.
Lauren has been involved with Sheffield Climate Alliance for over six years, working with the Campaign against Climate Change Trade Union Group to organise the national conference in Sheffield in 2015. Lauren is a former PCS Green Rep.
Ken is secretary of the CCC Trade Union Group (CACCTU), a member of the Global Climate Jobs international organising group and founding secretary of Brighton Climate Action Network.
Al recently joined the steering group having previously helped to organise CCC actions such as the Going Backwards London march. He is also active in Time to Cycle, Reclaim the Power and BP or Not BP.
Dom has worked with a range of grassroots campaigns, focusing both on climate change and social issues and has worked to build links between them and ensure their voices are heard in NGO climate actions. He has taken part in actions with Reclaim the Power and Time to Cycle and represented CCC at various international meetings in the run-up to the Paris COP.
Louise Somerville Williams
Louise has acted as a campaign organiser against unconventional oil and gas with Frack Free Somerset, Frack Off, Lancs Nanas and Mothers against Fracking. She also recently worked for Biofuelwatch campaigning against industrial biofuels and has co-founded campaigns against geological disposal of high level radioactive materials, GM and Glyphosate.
Kim is press officer for Frack Free Scarborough, one of a small group of people who kick-started the group. The lively campaign has made links both geographically and among groups such as trade unions.
Philip was previously the TUC's senior officer for energy and climate change. He is also chair of Hackney Energy.
John is active in London climate campaigning, particularly the divestment movement. He has played an active role in mass mobilisations, organising flyering and outreach and engaging students.
Lewis has helped mobilise students for the COP21 demos in London and Paris and has helped organise climate events in both London and Manchester.