Quakers are campaigning for climate justice. We are working to build an energy and economic system that has equality, justice and sustainability at heart.

The upcoming general election on 8 June is a vital opportunity to demand action on climate change. You can find more advice on engaging with the general election 2017 on a range of Quaker concerns at www.quakervote.org.uk.

Join the Speak Up Week of Action: after the election, hold an event welcome your newly elected MP and show them that climate change is a key issue for their constituents.

Climate justice


    Climate justice flyer

    This flyer lists our demands for climate justice, and is designed to be handed out at events or to your MP. Hard copies are available.

    Climate justice

    Quakers are campaigning for justice for those who have been unequally impacted by climate change. We call for global climate action that stops this injustice continuing. We campaign to challenge the powers that maintain the current fossil fuel economy.

    We think all people have the right to affordable energy that does not harm the planet. We want an end to fuel poverty. We believe there should be more equality in the way energy is owned and organised. We want an end to dominance of the energy system by big companies and an increase in community ownership.

    We want to sustain life over profit.

    Put climate change on your MP's agenda

    Speak Up Week of Action, 1–9 July

    Three weeks after the election, the UK Climate Coalition are supporting the grassroots campaigners of over 130 organisations to talk with their local MPs about climate change. Quakers are invited to join the action alongside members of the National Trust, RSPB, Women's Institute and many other influential groups.

    The aim of the Speak Up Week of Action is to persuade newly elected MPs to champion positive solutions to climate change. It's not too early to look beyond the election and sharing ideas within your meeting - perhaps you could invite your MP to join your meeting for worship on 2 July, or hold a tea and cake reception for them to attend. The Climate Coalition have written a downloadable organiser's guide to help you get started.

    Register your interest using the official form below and find out what events are already happening near you on the interactive map beneath the form.

    Confront fossil fuel power

    We need to name and confront the powers that seem to be actively working against climate justice, namely: the huge power of the fossil fuel industry; and economic systems reliant on fossil fuels, which prioritise economic competitiveness.


    Quakers in Britain call for a ban on fracking and other forms of new and intensive fossil fuel extraction. The industry could seriously undermine the UK's ability to cut greenhouse gases and could harm local communities and ecosystems. Yet with backing from the UK government and investors, fracking companies are set to make vast profits from extracting oil and gas in the UK. Find out how you can take action on fracking.

    Divest from fossil fuels

    The fossil fuel industry needs many things to be able to extract fossil fuels and produce energy. Crucially it relies on money. Much of our money is bound up in continued fossil fuel extraction – via institutional investments, British government subsidies, or even our own pension funds.

    We have a lot of power to change this. Publicly moving money away from fossil fuels helps to reduce fossil fuel companies' social licence to operate by demonstrating our refusal to be complicit.

    Does your local or area meeting still invest in fossil fuels? What about the other institutions you may be part of, like your university or local council? Find out more about how to divest from fossil fuels.

    Build the alternative

    Many Quakers are engaged in exploring what an economy based on Quaker testimonies (and not dependent on fossil fuels) would look like, including how our economy could operate in balance with a healthy living planet. Find out more about our work on the New Economy.

    Contact us

    Sunniva Taylor and Chris Walker
    Sustainability and Peace Programme Manager job-share
    020 7663 1047