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There are lots of ways you can take action on climate change: this page is dedicated to current e-actions and petitions. Support important campaigns in the UK and internationally - and remember when writing letters it is always more effective to do so in your own words!
The Keystone XL pipeline is a fuse to the biggest carbon bomb on the planet - the Canadian tar sands. If tar sands exploitation is allowed to go ahead as planned, this would be, in the words of James Hansen, "Game over for the climate". US Secretary of State, John Kerry, has opened a final round of comments from the public. Let's flood the consultation with a million signatures and messages from every country calling on Kerry to kill Keystone and save the planet.
The UK is enduring the worst floods for 200 years and leading scientists agree that they are climate-related. At the same time, Europe is setting climate targets for the next two decades. If thousands of us send David Cameron and Nick Clegg a message, they can push for the ambitious action that the world needs.
This treaty would boost corporate power at the expense of our climate and environment, human and workers’ rights, sovereignty and democracy. Caroline Lucas MP has created an Early Day Motion calling for the most damaging elements to be removed from the TTIP; and for the Government to push for talks on the partnership agreement to be frozen immediately, in order to allow for a full public debate and Parliamentary scrutiny from both Houses of Parliament. Contact your MP to ask them to sign EDM 793 (you can do this through www.writetothem.com).
Owen Paterson is the UK's Secretary of State for the Environment, someone who neither understands nor accepts the basic science of climate change. So he drew up a flood defences plan that explicitly dismisses climate change as a contributor to future flooding, and “assumes that flood risk remains the same." And cut spending on flood maintenance and preparation. In this vital post, we need someone who is prepared to listen to the experts. Read more.
Elektrownia Północ (the ‘North’ Power Plant) is the largest planned new coal-fired power plant in Europe and would emit almost 10 million tons of CO2 per year for at least 35 years, increasing Poland’s deep dependence on coal. Elektrownia Północ belongs to Kulczyk Investments, a company involved in fossils and minerals extraction on four continents. Unbelievably, Dr Jan Kulczyk, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the company, is also a member of the Climate Change Task Force alongside IPCC climate experts and Nobel Prize winners. Since 2007 he’s hold the position of the Chairman of Green Cross International’s Board of Directors, a reputable organization which works for environmental safety.
Write to Dr Kulcyzk calling for him to withdraw from this dangerous project.
The fight to stop oil exploitation in the Arctic is ongoing, but a new Shell CEO provides an opportunity for the company to rethink its dangerous strategy.
Sign up to tell Ben van Beurden to scrap Arctic drilling.
Defend your neighbourhood from fracking! With the Conservative leadership pushing for a dash for gas, attempting to start fracking all over the UK it is important that we stand and protect our environment! Did you know it is unlawful for fracking companies to drill under your home without your permission?
Find out if the area where you live could be fracked and sign up to help fight it.