To effectively tackle the climate and nature crises, change needs to come from the bottom up as well as the top down. Global leadership is vital, but communities will also have to change the way they live and work for us to meet our environmental commitments.
We need to ensure that action on climate change benefits those who are least protected and have least power – delivering environmental and social justice.
That is why we are calling for communities across the UK to be involved in plans to tackle climate change and given the power and resources to shape the future they want.
Over 40 years, Groundwork has been working with communities to take local action with a global impact. Communities have stepped up to the challenge, making changes through community food growing, active travel, reducing energy and water consumption, developing their confidence to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a range of emergencies, from flooding and severe weather incidents to pandemics and much more.
By working with communities to build the power and resources they need, we can ensure a just transition that creates happier, healthier, and greener communities.