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Local Groups and Activities

There are groups campaigning on climate change and related issues around the country - some are listed below, but we know the list is not exhaustive. If you've got information about local campaigning that you'd like us to share, get in touch - You might also want to check the Friends of the EarthGreenpeaceWDM and Frack Off websites for details of their local groups.

If you are thinking of setting up a new group to campaign on climate change, and you'd like some help, get in touch. You may find our resources page useful. 


Manchester Campaign against Climate Change has mainly been focusing on fracking: check out the Frack Free Greater Manchester website for recent activities. To get involved, contact Judy Paskell on 07952 343755, 0161 773 6211 or judy.paskell [at]

There will be a conference on 10th October, 12-14 to mobilise people for the upcoming actions around the Paris climate talks. Facebook event here.


Lancaster Climate Action is a network of activists in Lancaster committed to taking action on climate change and putting the climate on the agenda.


The Sheffield Campaign against Climate Change works with other local organisations within the Sheffield Climate Alliance.

In conjunction with the Campaign against Climate Change Trade Union Group, the Sheffield Climate Alliance have organised a conference to take place in Sheffield on the 19th September: Time to Act! Divest from Fossil Fuels, Invest in Climate Jobs The conference will take place at Sheffield College. Go here to learn more. 


New! Brighton Climate Action Network has just been set up to bring together groups and individuals to work towards the Paris climate talks. Read more

Brighton Climate Action Network will be coordinating a week of events 16th-22nd November - all kinds of activities for all sorts of folk, all around the subject of climate change and to highlight the important upcoming Paris COP21 talks. Read more here if you are interested attending/ taking part/ hosting an event.


In Oxford and Oxfordshire more broadly, there are a diverse range of groups involved in climate campaigning. Recently many of these came together to set up a Climate and Flooding Alliance, linking the vulnerability of the area to climate-increased risk of flooding and the need for urgent emissions cuts. To find out more about the alliance and other campaigns, contact Jonathan Neale ( or Daniel Scharf (

Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds

Public meeting, 22 September: Cotswolds Fracking and the Climate, Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester Parkinson lecture theatre, 7.30 pm (doors open 7 pm). There will be talks given by Jonathan Whittaker, Chair of Frack Free Cotswolds and Peter Robinson, founder of Derby Climate Action group.


Derby Climate Coalition is a coalition comprising of a number of local groups active in addressing the solutions to climate change, holding occasional general meetings; the steering group meets on a monthly basis. Anyone interested, both as individuals and as organisations, is welcome to join and attend meetings. Contact or 07876 595993.


Kirklees Campaign against Climate Change links campaigners in the Huddersfield and Kirklees area.

Their next event is a free film festival 'This Changes Everything' in Huddersfield on 4th July. The event features 15 short documentaries about environmental and social justice- together exploring the idea of Naomi Klein's book that climate change is not about carbon. It's about capitalism. Come and see films about fracking, tar sands, one million climate jobs, the Miner's strike, London apple harvesting projects, Brazilian wind turbine schools, anti-austerity campaigners against London councils, Bangladeshi women helping communities to withstand flooding and much more! 


Portsmouth Climate Action Network is a network of people who are calling for urgent action to cut carbon emissions in the Portsmouth area.


Climate Hope Action in Norfolk is a new independent group, dedicated to raising public awareness of climate change, and putting pressure on the government to act in the build up to the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21).


Swindon Climate Action Network  is active in Swindon and the surrounding areas, campaigning on local and national issues.


Leicester Friends of the Earth have set up a Facebook group to help anyone interested locally join up in planning the 'Road to Paris'


Brent Campaign against Climate Change organises a variety of campaigning events, including last year's students climate change conference.


In London, the Time to Act group of volunteers meets fortnightly, currently on Wednesdays - contact or keep an eye on this website for details of the next meeting.


Contact Matthew Crighton or Aaron Thierry


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