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 Welsh Government and conducting extensive engagement with organisations across Wales. 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.
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!
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 became established with over 5,000 people adding their voices as well as over 200 partners signing up to Climate Cymru.
This powerful coalition of individuals, non-profit organisations and businesses got to work sending a clear message to our leaders: the people of Wales want meaningful action on climate change.
We held 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 took to the road! Over the course of the Great Big Green Week from 18th- 26th September we traveled around Wales in an electric vehicle, spreading the message about Climate Cymru and showcasing some of the incredible work taking place in Wales.
October – To the Senedd
We took your voices to the heart of Welsh Government and gave them them directly to members of the Senedd. To raise awareness of this political moment, we placed 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.
November 2021 – Taking voices to Glasgow
We were right in the centre of the UN’s COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. We took thousands of voices from people in Wales demanding action, and we 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 were heard.
This is where the work really gets going!
We will continue to work to make sure commitments 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.Add your voice