Climate change affects us all. The problems associated with climate change are not confined to one country. Nor can they be tackled in isolation.
The UK has played an important historical role in supporting the Paris Climate Agreement. It has also shown leadership through its pledge to phase out coal power stations. But concerns are mounting that the UK has de-prioritised climate action through unnecessary delays in implementing domestic programmes, and for falling short of its own targets. The Climate Change Committee warned in 2016 that the UK lacks the policies to meet its carbon reduction targets.
This area of work exemplifies our belief that positive action by the UK to address and tackle climate change can lead to a stronger UN and that this in turn creates a better world. UNA-UK's work on climate change forms part of our "Keeping Britain Global" campaign calling for a firm commitment to multilateralism to address global challenges.
- Write to your MP: MPs depend on their constituents to inform them about what issues are most important to them. Write to your MP to convey your concern
Ask them why there is no longer a minsiter for climate change
Ask them if they think the UK is on track to meet its carbon reduction policies, and what more could be done
- Meet your MP: Talking to your MP in person is a powerful way to show you care. Meeting face-to-face allows you to engage directly with them
- Hold an event: Local events matter and are a powerful way to bring people together with a common concern and connect with your MP
- The UN's top tips for acting on climate change
Here are some of UNA-UK's latest news and publications on climate change to get you started: