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Let’s show our leaders just how much we care

We’re sending our leaders a message - we want strong and meaningful commitments to protect the things we love, and to make a better future for us all.

Our campaign principles

It’s on government

We’re putting the onus back on the government to take the lead on climate change. We know we need to make changes as people and businesses, but it’s for governments to show leadership, and to make sure our efforts are backed up by effective policies. As host nation for the COP26 climate summit, there’s a responsibility on the UK Government in particular to show international leadership.

 

We want real change

This is not just about words and voices. Climate Cymru is engaging productively with politicians and conducting extensive engagement with organisations across Wales. As well as taking your voices to demand concrete action at COP26, we are also focusing on areas where the devolved government can have an impact and coordinating with national and international efforts to address the climate and nature emergencies.

We’re Welsh and international

We are a proudly Welsh campaign. But, here in Wales, we also care deeply about the world beyond our shores. We want to make a better future for communities both here in Wales and around the world.

 

We’re for everyone

Climate change affects us all, and we all deserve a voice in what happens next. We want to hear from people of all walks of life. We want to build a diverse movement across political, cultural, religious, demographic and sectoral boundaries.

You own the message

We’re not here to ask for specific policies or provide all the answers. We want to hear from the people of Wales. We want to know what you care about, and what you think needs to be done.

By showing how much people in Wales care about the climate and nature emergencies, we can help convince governments in Cardiff and London to make policies in support of a healthy planet.

 

We’re hopeful

Climate change can be scary and it’s easy to lose heart. But we want to focus on what can be achieved – the Wales we can protect and the future we can make. Change can’t happen without hope, and we believe that meaningful change is possible. There are already fantastic examples of dedicated people and organisations around Wales who are making a difference. Check out our blog to meet some of them!

Our journey to COP26

The UN COP26 climate summit will take place in Glasgow in November 2021. This is our plan to make sure the voices of Wales are heard by our leaders.

March 2021 – The launch

The Climate Cymru campaign was created by Stop Climate Chaos Cymru, a coalition of organisations that work together to stop climate Change. It is hosted by the charity the Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA).

Our campaign launched in March with a call for 10,000 voices to take to COP26.

August 2021 – Gathering steam

The project has become established with over 5,000 people adding their voices as well as over 180 partners signing up to Climate Cymru.

This powerful coalition of individuals, non-profit organisations and businesses are getting to work sending a clear message to our leaders: the people of Wales want meaningful action on climate change.

We are holding regular meetings with Ministers in Welsh Government, as well as the UK cabinet as part of civil society engagement around COP26.

September 2021 – Out and about in Wales

At the end of the summer we are taking to the road! Over the course of the Great Big Green Week from 18th- 26th September we will be travelling around Wales in an electric vehicle, spreading the message about Climate Cymru and showcasing some of the incredible work taking place in Wales.

Click here for more information or to join an event near you.

October – To the Senedd

We will take your voices to the heart of Welsh Government and deliver them directly to members of the Senedd. To raise awareness of this political moment, we’ll place a giant heart-shaped ice sculpture made by a local artist on the steps of the Senedd, along with messages from people from all over Wales who have signed up to the campaign.

Wales and COP26

November 2021 – Taking voices to Glasgow

We will be right in the centre of the UN’s COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. We will take with us thousands of voices from people in Wales demanding action, and we will put your messages – including data from those signing up, films from our road trip, posters, selfies and audio sent to us on social media – in front of world leaders to make sure your voices are heard.

The decisions made at COP26 will shape the future of the entire planet. We will do all we can to make sure these decisions are strong and meaningful and will benefit the people of Wales.

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After COP26

This is where the work really gets going!

After commitments have been made at COP26, we will be working to make sure these are upheld and to accelerate the transition to Net Zero. We will call upon our powerful network of organisations and individuals to help us make change happen in Wales.

There is power in numbers

Add your name to support Climate Cymru, and tell us what you care about.

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