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Campaigners revitalised by Local Democracy Day

Campaigners revitalised by Local Democracy Day

SECA's annual gathering brought together more than 100 people to share campaigning experience and expertise and to meet in person for the first time since before the Covid pandemic. A wide range of speakers offered sage advice from their differing perspectives on how...

Top tips on how to engage with and influence councils

Top tips on how to engage with and influence councils

How do you put pressure on local councils to take action on the climate?  When SECA members met at their 2023 annual gathering they compared notes on which tactics had worked best. These are the nine ‘top tips’ that emerged from a rich discussion, a distillation of...

Methane campaigners highlight ongoing emissions

Methane campaigners highlight ongoing emissions

Despite the commitments made at the COP26 climate summit in November 2021, methane and other gases continue to be released from onshore oil wells. This blog by Emily Mott of the Weald Action Group describes a recent site survey and calls for corporate action to follow...

Good COP? Bad COP? COP out?

Good COP? Bad COP? COP out?

While the COP27 talks in Egypt did not deliver any dramatic new initiatives to address the climate crisis, moving the debate to Africa delivered a more inclusive COP and an agreement to help the most vulnerable cope with the impacts of climate change. Thalia Griffiths...

Attendees Informed by Nature at Summer Gathering

Attendees Informed by Nature at Summer Gathering

SECA Co-founder Nicola Peel brought like-minded people together in early September to discuss how we can learn from nature. In this blog she describes what participants got up to, and how we can find out more about the topics discussed. Over the first weekend in...

New online tool puts local data at campaigners’ fingertips

New online tool puts local data at campaigners’ fingertips

Friends of the Earth have developed an online tool which gathers data from each Local Authority area to help campaigners identify the key areas where action is needed. This blog describes how the Near You data tool was developed and how campaign groups can use it to...

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