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

Quakers are campaigning for justice for those who have been unequally impacted by climate change and 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.

Climate justice

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    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.

    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.

    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.

    Speak out about fuel poverty

    We are advocating an energy system which is fairer as well as cleaner, and campaigning for an end to fuel poverty.

    Quaker Peace and Social Witness has endorsed an Energy Bill of Rights (offsite link) produced by Fuel Poverty Action, which sets out eight principles of a clean, affordable and renewable energy system.

    Make sure that members and attenders of your local meeting know their energy rights, and support those you know who may be vulnerable to fuel poverty, by having copies of the Fuel Poverty Action Mini Guide to Your Rights (offsite link) at your meeting house, so that Friends and others who use your building can find out more. You could share this leaflet and the Energy Bill of Rights with others.

    Build the alternative

    Energy justice

    We are campaigning for energy justice. We want a rapid transition to an energy system based on equality for people and the Earth. Read our Energy Justice briefing (PDF).

    The new economy

    Many Quakers are engaged in exploring what an economy based on Quaker testimonies (and not dependent on fossil fuels) would look like, and how we might get there. 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

    sunnivat@quaker.org.uk

    chrisw@quaker.org.uk

    @EandEquaker