WHY DO WE NEED TO TAKE ACTION?
Since we started in November 2006, we have:
-Lobbied local Councillors and organised deputations to City Council meetings.
-Secured a Climate Change Officer for Portsmouth.
-Organised public events like films and talks, a pre election Hustings and a Question Time.
-Held 9 Green Fairs.
-Responded to national consultations like the Climate Change Bill.
-Regularly attended the Portsmouth Sustainability Action Group and worked on the Portsmouth Climate Strategy.
-Organised coaches to demonstrations in London like the Wave.
-Held monthly meetings.
-Talked to local groups and in schools.
-Organised stalls at local events.
-Built up a supporters’ email list.
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What we are calling for:
-Increased awareness of the issues and effective action Portsmouth (that’s everyone!) achieving an annual carbon emission reduction target of at least 3% per annum.
-The creation and ongoing measurement of a carbon footprint for Portsmouth.
-Portsmouth City Council effectively implementing its climate strategy.
-Portsmouth City Council, as head of the community, leading a publicity campaign on both carbon reduction (mitigation) and climate change adaptation in the City.
Although our main focus is local we believe that our voice needs to be heard at a national level, not least because of Portsmouth’s particular vulnerability to the effects of climate change.
The UN climate talks in Copenhagen, Warsaw and others have been a great disappointment. We need to keep working with other groups demanding international action to achieve effective cuts which keep temperature rises below 2°C and real help to poorer countries which have done least to cause climate change and yet are the worst affected. The Paris talks in 2015 are very important and we need to raise awareness before they arrive.
We want to work alongside existing groups to share ideas and encourage action.
We support national campaigns on climate and belong to the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition.
We believe that individuals can make a real difference., you can be part of the soluction!
2015 is a very important year with a very recent General Election (a good time to influence politicians) and the COP talks in Paris.
Campaign Against Climate Change, along with its UK allies, organised a mass creative climate action on March 7th 2015.
Climate change has a direct effect on multiple spheres, so the march on March 7th was staged in representative blocs: Food & Water, Energy, Jobs & Transport, Finance and the possibility of a Natural World bloc.
Find out more here.