Climate change and the General Election 2017
Please check back soon for guidance on engaging with general election candidates on climate change. We will be providing advice on issues to raise and questions to ask. In the mean time, please contact Chris Walker, Sustainability & Peace Programme Manager, on 020 7663 1047 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quakers are calling for climate justice. We want justice for those who have been unequally impacted by climate change and global climate action that stops this injustice continuing. We are working to build an energy and economic system that has equality, justice and sustainability at heart. Read more about our work on climate justice.
We call for a ban on shale gas fracking and all forms of intensive fossil fuel extraction in the UK. These methods harm people and the planet, and could seriously undermine our ability to tackle climate change. Instead, we wish to see an energy system based on renewable, efficient energy that is affordable to all. Read more about fracking and how you can take action.
Fossil fuel divestment
We support Quakers to build the alternative energy and economic system, in which everyone has access to clean and affordable energy. We challenge the powers - like the fossil fuel industry - that block this change, and advocate to government for policies towards our vision.
Quakers in Britain were the first church in Britain to divest our centrally held money from fossil fuels. Local and area meetings are now doing the same. By divesting we help to question the morality of the fossil fuel industry, and challenge its power.
Read more about our work on fossil fuel divestment.
We support each other to transform our lives to become low-carbon and sustainable, and to act in local community to do the same.
Read more about support we can offer to live sustainably.
Our faith and sustainability
Quaker concern for the Earth and the well-being of all who live in it is not new. It is deeply rooted in our faith.
Read more about our faith and commitment to sustainability.