April 2020: From this point, Kirklees Campaign Against Climate Change will be supporting our new campaign ‘Climate SOS: Shift Our Subsidies’ as our sole campaign. For more information about this campaign, please visit the Climate SOS: Shift Our Subsidies campaign website.
Kirklees Campaign Against Climate Change is an umbrella for a loose network of volunteer campaigners.
This loose network doesn’t identify itself solely with any single national organisation, but has actively supported the climate-related campaigns and initiatives of a range of national organisations, including 350.org, Campaign Against Climate Change, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, People and Planet, The Climate Coalition and Global Justice Now (formerly World Development Movement).
Kirklees Campaign Against Climate Change’s priorities are to pursue personal activism and to provide others with opportunities to engage with climate change issues through discussion and action.
In addition to this, as Kirklees Campaign Against Climate Change’s priorities and capacity allow, it sometimes collaborates with like-minded local groups and individuals on actions and projects.
This loose network’s activities include running stalls, stunts and vigils, organising lobbies of MPs, running workshops and facilitating connections between other local groups and individuals with interests in the environment and society.
Through its work, Kirklees Campaign Against Climate Change:
- Improves understanding of the latest climate science and raise awareness of the catastrophic impacts of climate change on the planet and people.
- Opposes the expansion of fossil fuel use including ‘extreme energy’ as well as policies and projects that lock us into a high-carbon future.
- Calls for the rapid development of the Green Economy (including renewable energy, energy efficiency measures and public transport) to meet the challenge of the climate crisis and to initiate sustainable economic renewal.
- Raises awareness of the climate impacts of land use change including those driven by false solutions to the climate crisis (such as the use of biofuels or the conversion of coal power stations into biomass power stations).
- Calls for urgent, fair and legally-binding international and national co-ordinated action to achieve the required emissions cuts and provide climate finance for the world’s poor.
Please note, Kirklees Campaign Against Climate Change is not in any way connected to, or funded by, Kirklees Council.