Friends of the Earth Charitable Trust

Friends of the Earth - Climate Ambition campaign

We're in a climate crisis. We need to act now to avoid runaway climate change. Our Climate Ambition campaign calls on the UK government to commit, by the end of 2020, to rapidly reduce emissions. We need your support: only if we act together can we create enough pressure to make this a reality.

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (281681)

Campaign target

£100,000

Amount raised

£100,609

Donations

814

Championed by The Reed Foundation - Environment & Animals

  • I've certainly been trying to implement as many of your 'top tips' as possible and have been encouraging others to do the same. I've also now signed up for a local Climate Action Group and am really looking forward to getting involved.

    — Priyanka B.

  • I‘d love to join a local Climate Action Group. I’ve been on all the climate change demos, written to my MP and signed all your campaigning emails but I think it’s only by encouraging more people to make practical changes in their own lives and choices that we can really make a difference

    — Kate B.

Situation

We’re facing a climate crisis. In little more than a century, human activity has increased global temperatures by around 1°C and we’re currently hurtling towards 1.5°C of warming in less than 12 years. Inadequate action nationally and internationally means we’re still on course for a catastrophic 3°C of global warming. Every small increase in global temperatures means more alarming effects of climate breakdown – from flooding and food shortages, to wildfires and species going extinct.

Solution

We will mobilise and support a groundswell of people and local communities through Climate Action Groups. They will campaign for local Climate Action Plans as well as putting pressure on the UK Government to urgently adopt our national Climate Action Plan by the end of 2020. Our Plan will put the UK on a pathway to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2045 at the latest and will help us build a fairer, greener country for all.