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Campaigning on climate change: further reading

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Resource type: Further reading

If you would like to find out more about campaigning on climate change, we recommend the following websites and books.

Organisations campaigning on climate change and sustainability

Climate Coalition

A coalition of over 100 environmental and development NGOs dedicated to action on climate change. Operation Noah is a member.

350.org

An international campaign building a movement around solutions to the climate crisis. They focus on ‘creative activism’, especially simultaneous international events.

Campaign against Climate Change

UK-based campaign pushing for the urgent and resolute action needed to prevent the catastrophic destabilisation of global climate.

Transition Network

A Transition Initiative is a community that is collectively looking at ways to address climate change through living sustainably.

NEF

The New Economics Foundation – a UK think-and-do tank promoting social, economic and environmental justice.

The United Nations

The United Nations has 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 13 is Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

An individual response: books about reducing your carbon footprint

Carbon Detox: Your step-by-step guide to getting real about climate change
George Marshall, Gaia Books Ltd, 2007
How to carbon audit your life and start reducing your impact; how to overcome psychological blocks such as scepticism, fear and feelings of insignificance.

How Bad Are Bananas?: The carbon footprint of everything
Mike Berners-Lee, Profile Books, 2010
The information needed to pick the right battles when trying to reduce your carbon footprint.

How to Live a Low-Carbon Life: The individual’s guide to stopping climate change
Chris Goodall, Routledge, 2007
A reference guide to calculating your CO2 emissions and reducing them to a sustainable level.

A global response: books about changing the world

Heat: How we can stop the planet burning
George Monbiot, Penguin, 2007
George Monbiot argues for an immediate and decisive response to climate change – a 90% cut in carbon emissions in the rich nations of the world by 2030 – and shows how it is possible.

Zero Carbon Britain: Rethinking the future
Centre for Alternative Technology, 2013
This detailed report shows that it is possible for the UK to meet the challenge of climate change and acknowledge our responsibility as a long-industrialised nation to set the pace. Available to download or buy online at http://www.zcb2030.org/current-report.

Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to save civilization
Lester R Brown, W. W. Norton & Company, 2008
‘Plan A’, business as usual, neglects pressing environmental issues such as climate change. This book argues that the only effective response now is a Second World War-type mobilisation.
Available to download at http://www.earth-policy.org/Books/PB3/.

Moral Ground: Ethical action for a planet in peril
Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson, Trinity University Press, 2011
Brings together the testimony of over eighty visionaries (including theologians, religious leaders, scientists and activists) on our individual and collective moral responsibility to our planet.

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