Why get involved in the Speak Up Week of Action?

Climate change is the single biggest threat to the people and places we love, both here in the UK and overseas. We know that most of the UK public want to see progress on tackling climate change. And we know that many politicians are unlikely to take action unless they realise how much we care, and how many of us care.

With the Week of Action just three weeks after the General Election, it’s the perfect time to get newly elected MPs on board.

Beautiful things happen when we Speak Up together. Thanks to people like you speaking up in 2015 and again during the Week of Action in October 2016, hundreds of MPs joined us in encouraging the government to produce a strong plan for shifting our economy to a low carbon footing.

And it didn’t stop there. Millions more spoke up during the landmark Paris climate talks in 2015, and the government ratified the agreement last year, turning it into UK law. Agreed by 195 countries, the deal commits governments to cut their emissions and endeavours to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C.

Now it's time for MPs to champion what their constituents are doing to tackle climate change and to ensure that UK policies are helping to keep global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees.

However you decide to get involved, you’ll be showing your elected politicians that climate change is something their constituents really care about. This, in turn, will encourage them to act.

Sign up to organise, attend, or just hear about events in your area here: weekofaction.org.uk

About the Speak Up Week of Action

The Speak Up week of action is organised by The Climate Coalition and its members. We’re the UK’s largest group of people dedicated to action on climate change and limiting its impact on the world’s poorest communities.

With our sister coalitions Stop Climate Chaos Cymru and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, our combined supporter base represents more than 15 million people across the UK. Our networks bring together over 100 organisations, from environment and development charities to unions, faith and belief, community and women’s groups.

The Speak Up Week of Action will also link up with Community Energy Fortnight this year, which will showcase community energy initiatives across the country. This gives a fantastic opportunity for you to show off to your newly elected MP how you’re helping to create a clean and secure future for your community.

We are coming together to show our love for all the things we could lose to climate change, and to ask politicians to put aside their differences, and commit publicly to do whatever is necessary to protect us and the things we love.

We want a world with 100% clean energy within a generation. Find out more about the Climate Coalition and the change we want to see.

See highlights from the Week of Action last year here: