We will seek and tell the truth about the impact of human induced climate, environmental and ecological devastation

We will sign up to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and support Climate Justice

We demand that undeclared Local Councils declare a climate emergency. 

We ask declared councils to provide transparent updates that evidence action to: adopt community greening; divest from fossil-based products and supply chains; pledge to improve air quality; and publish energy and waste plans.

We will add our voice to local, national and international calls for justice for communities suffering the effects of local and global corporate and governmental climate and environmental corruption

It's time to #TakeClimateAction

What we all do in the next few years will determine the future of our world. We know the solutions to climate chaos and there's still time to act – just. But we need to work together if we're to convince our government to act.

Communities Declare Climate Emergency groups are made up of community-based organisations and citizens taking local action and adding our voice to the call for urgent systemic change.

As of writing there are 330 Local Councils in the UK, 230 have declared the climate emergency, 100 have not. Those who have must be accountable to the local citizenry; those who have not must be persuaded to do so.

Many UK citizens and communities have family ties to other parts of the world already experiencing extreme weather events and ecological and environmental injustice. They provide the means to give voice to communities, families and relatives living at the front-line of global climate change and through the Declare networks can share and spread the often unheard stories of the impacts of related disasters already taking place across the world.

  1. What can UK Communities and Citizens do?

Join existing climate activist groups: 

London SDG Meet-up: https://www.meetup.com/SustainableDevelopmentCommunity/

  1. Form your own local community climate action group.

Work with local ward or Parish councillors to write a green manifesto for your local community e.g

      • Individual changes to a climate friendly and green lifestyle
      • Take ‘ownership’ of parks and green spaces
      • Plant trees
      • Create wildlife areas supporting bio-diversity
      • Establish bee hives in unusual places
      • Protect urban birds habitats 
      • Monitor health impacts of air pollution
      • Encourage and support allotments
      • Lobby for car-free local streets
      • Create green social-media reporters
      • Lobby for healthy food
      • Create a local ‘ban plastics’ campaign
      • Ban use of pesticides in your local area
      • Lobby for renewable energy supply
      • Tell your stories about other global experiences
      • Support other climate campaigns and lobby for change
      • Meat Free Monday

    Community actions might not add up to much without systemic change, but they can help pave the way thereby modelling the diverse world we want to see and opening up more conversations to spread the word. Don’t feel like you have to do everything at once. As a collection of very local communities, our collective actions and voices will ring out as one.

    For more information on setting up local community climate action groups please contact [email protected] or [email protected]

    Other Declare organisations:

    Music Declares Emergency (MDE): https://www.musicdeclares.net/

    Culture Declares Emergency: https://www.culturedeclares.org/

    List of declared councils: https://www.climateemergency.uk/blog/list-of-councils/

    Frome Town Council: https://www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Frome-Town-Council-Climate-Emergency-declaration.pdf 

    Other Resources: https://www.climateemergency.uk/blog/category/resources/

    Westminster declares a climate emergency 18/09/2019