climate change

The Big Climate Reconnection

Big Climate Connection logo

When people unite to call for action, the Government takes notice.

Last November huge numbers of ordinary people lobbied over 220 MPs as part of the Big Climate Connection.

We need your help to make our MPs aware of the climate change issues and get their support for the solutions.

Friends of the Earth analysis of the Cancun Climate Change talks

the globe heating

** Campaign update **

This action is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Thank you to everyone who took action during the talks. You have helped us retain this small lifeline for continued negotiations. We look forward to your continued support before the climate change negotiations in South Africa next year.

Help the Government save energy

Wind turbines on the coast

Next year the coalition Government will set out its plan for in a new Energy Security and Green Economy Bill. This will be a test of its commitment to be the 'greenest government ever'.

The UK was the first country in the world to set itself legal targets to cut climate-changing emissions. But we must take action across the country to save energy if we are going to meet them.

The Big Climate Connection lobby in Cardiff South and Penarth

Alun Michael MP and constituents holding a banner saying climate.

Alun Michael MP being lobbied by his constituents during the Big Climate Connection. Photo: Julian Rosser, Cardiff Friends of the Earth.

Get serious about CO2

Workman installing cavity wall insulation

Photo: © Friends of the Earth

The Climate Change Act commits the UK to cut climate change emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. Local councils must take action if we are to hit the target. Local councils in Wales control a budget of £4 billion a year. They use this among other things to control:

COP out at Copenhagen - the struggle for climate justice continues

UN logo - overheating world

Thank you to everyone who took action over the 2009 Convention of the Parties (COP) climate change talks in Copenhagen. There was a fantastic turn out of Cardiff Friends of the Earth supporters for The Wave rally in London the weekend before the talks started. Some members of the group also traveled to Copenhagen for the talks.

Cardiff campaigners demand climate action in record-breaking protest

Cardiff Friends of the Earth members with blue dragon

Cardiff Friends of the Earth members with blue dragon. Photo: Chris Brown. Cardiff Friends of the Earth.

On Saturday 5th December, on the eve of the make-or-break climate change negotiations in Copenhagen, 2 coach loads of Cardiff residents joined 50,000 other people from across England and Wales in London for The Wave – the UK’s biggest ever climate change demonstration.

The Wave

Protestors and blue dragon at Houses of Parliament, London

Protestors and blue dragon at Houses of Parliament, London. Photo: Chris Brown. Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Cardiff politicians unite in rejection of climate tricks!

Speakers at the public meeting

Speakers at the climate change public meeting. Photo: Julian Rosser, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Cardiff Friends of the Earth is delighted at the strong support some of Cardiff's politicians for tough action on climate change from at a public meeting in the Old Library on Halloween 2009. They rejected the climate trick of carbon off-setting and opted instead for the climate treat of strong measures to reduce carbon emissions at home instead.

Trick or Treat - Which will we get at Copenhagen?

Politicians sitting at a table decorated with a Halloween pumpkin

Cardiff politicians at the Trick or Treat event. Photo: Julian Rosser, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

This action is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Come and grill your politicians on climate change! We have organised a question-time style Halloween event to talk to our politicians about the international climate talks in Copenhagen this December.

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