This report from COIN describes the blanket of silence that has descended on the issue of climate change in the UK in the past five years. The report argues the debate urgently needs new narratives that make the link between the climate challenge and ordinary people’s lives.
Climate Silence - and how to break it
Carbon Capital Handbook
The financial sector views fossil fuels as a reliable bet, and is betting on the UK government doing little to curb our oil, gas and coal addiction. With tax breaks of over £1 billion to North Sea oil, and new carbon reporting rules that don’t even ask financiers to count the impact of their investments, it has not been disappointed.
This booklet, compiled by the World Development Movement, looks at how the City of London organises the fossil fuel investments for destructive fossil fuel projects that are leading to runaway climate change, and asks what we can do to stop it. Its aim is to inform campaigners and equip them to take action.
The Anatomy of People-Powered Campaigns
Every campaign starts with a strong vision of where we want to go. Exceptional campaigns do more than tell a compelling story.
Does your latest campaign have a beating heart, many hands, wide eyes and fast feet? Find out more about how to build successful people-powered campaigns by mixing these four ingredients.
Report: A new conversation with the centre-right about climate change
This ground breaking report – by the Climate Outreach and Information Network (COIN) – presents the evidence for more effectively engaging centre-right citizens around climate change.
It argues that if climate change is to break out of its ‘left wing ghetto’, it must be communicated in a way that resonates with the values of the centre-right – and offers four narratives for bringing climate change into the mainstream.
Talking Climate: the gateway to research on science communication
There is a great deal of research on climate change communication, but too often this valuable knowledge doesn’t reach the people who need it most: climate change communicators. The Talking Climate website contains a practical guides on subjects such as Making Climate Science Simple and Using Scare Tactics: does it work? Check it out for tips and advice for your campaign communications.
Energy Bill: Template letter to local paper
This is a template letter you can adapt and send to your local paper, encouraging your MP to sign the 'green jobs' amendments to the Energy Bill.
You can find more in our guide to gettting local media coverage.
Video: Lobbying Tips from Zac Goldsmith MP
Zac Goldsmith, Conservative MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston gives some tips on how to lobby your MP effectively. From how to prepare, to the best approach during your lobby, to following it up, these tips will help you make sure you get your points across to your MP - and be heard.
Top Tips: How to organise a public meeting
A Stop Climate Chaos Local Connections guide for grassroots campaigners on how to organise a great public meeting.
Top tips: Getting local media coverage
A Stop Climate Chaos Local Connections guide for grassroots campaigners on how to get good media coverage for your cause.