South East Climate Alliance

We are a coalition of local environment, community and faith groups across South East England uniting for urgent action on climate change. 

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December Action: Vote for climate action!

So it's official - there will be an election on 12 December. This is our moment to push climate action to the top of the political agenda, and make it a #climateelection.  No doubt you've already been thinking of what you can do to help achieve this.  In this 'Election Special' blog we've brought...

How to organise a hustings meeting

We need to make sure climate change and the environment are high on the agenda for the upcoming Dec 12th election otherwise they are likely to get submerged by Brexit and other issues. Organising a hustings meeting for your local election candidates is a great way of doing this.  It shows...

November Action – Plant a tree

Asides from SECA’s work with councils we decided it would be great to encourage more personal action to tackle climate change. We are going to suggest one idea each month for a combined action that SECA members can get behind, and forward to their own friends, families and networks.  By joining...

What are we learning about campaign tactics?

Figuring out how to lobby for a climate emergency has been a steep learning curve for many SECA members. Few of us have had much direct experience of working with local councils before. The SECA Steering Group compared notes at a recent meeting to see what we're learning. Here's the 10 top tips we...

Half the councils in the South East have pledged climate action

What started as a trickle is becoming a flood.  The number of local councils in the South East that have declared a climate emergency is growing so fast it's hard to keep up! The latest tally (updated Oct 24th) is that 37 district, borough or county councils across Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, the...

Horsham District Council passes climate emergency motion

PRESS RELEASE - 26 June 2109 Horsham District Council took a significant step this evening in agreeing a motion to increase action on climate change, as well as on a range of other environmental issues from single use plastics to biodiversity. There was a high degree of consensus in the chamber...

Mole Valley declares a Climate Emergency!

*** LATEST NEWS FROM DORKING CLIMATE EMERGENCY *** Tonight, 18th June 2019, an extra-ordinary meeting of Mole Valley District Council voted UNANIMOUSLY to declare a meaningful Climate Emergency.  Thanks to all who responded to our urgent call-out and managed to attend the debate. And even more...

Next wave of Climate Emergency motions building

With the local elections now behind us, campaigners and newly elected councillors are wasting no time in putting pressure on councils to declare climate emergencies and step up action on climate.  Here's an update on five campaigns we know about, focusing on Kent County Council, Lancing Parish...

Election Results – 16 candidates supporting a Climate Emergency elected!

Good news!  Sixteen out of the 43 candidates who gave their individual support for declaring a Climate Emergency were elected on May 2nd.  Five in Brighton & Hove, two in Chichester, seven in Horsham, and two in Worthing.  This doesn't include a further 10 Lib Dems who pledged support in...

List of Candidates backing a Climate Emergency

More and more candidates in the local council elections are getting the message and giving their backing to the idea of declaring a climate emergency.  Not all have signed a pledge card yet - some have preferred to confirm their support in writing.  We've made a Facebook Album showing photos of...

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Next wave of Climate Emergency motions building

Next wave of Climate Emergency motions building

With the local elections now behind us, campaigners and newly elected councillors are wasting no time in putting pressure on councils to declare climate emergencies and step up action on climate.  Here's an update on five campaigns we know about, focusing on Kent...

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List of Candidates backing a Climate Emergency

List of Candidates backing a Climate Emergency

More and more candidates in the local council elections are getting the message and giving their backing to the idea of declaring a climate emergency.  Not all have signed a pledge card yet - some have preferred to confirm their support in writing.  We've made a...

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Report on the Lancaster Climate Emergency Conference

Report on the Lancaster Climate Emergency Conference

Here's a report on the Climate Emergency Conference held in Lancaster on February 29th.  Held in the fine setting of Lancaster's Town Hall, it brought together about 200 people involved in the Climate Emergency (CE) movement across the country, a mix of councillors,...

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Climate emergency pledges starting to come in

Climate emergency pledges starting to come in

Local politicians are taking the plunge and are starting to sign up to our 'Climate Emergency Pledge'.  The idea is to provide a public way of showing their support for declaring a climate emergency in their local council.  It's a great way of demonstrating leadership...

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