Organisations, networks and events
Seeks to influence governments and businesses to make changes to policies in favour of people and planet. Their current campaigns include climate change, nuclear power, waste reduction and micropower.
The Robin Hood Campaign proposes a tiny tax on banks, hedge funds and other finance institutions that would raise billions to tackle poverty and climate change, at home and abroad.
Campaigns for cancellation of unpayable debts which are ruining the world’s poorest countries. It is a Scotland-wide network of local campaigns groups, organisations and individual activists.
The Scottish wing of the World Development Movement (WDM). It tackles the underlying causes of poverty, lobbies decision makers to change the policies that keep people poor and researches and promote positive alternatives. They work alongside people in the developing world who are standing up to injustice.
A network of civil society organisations – environment and development groups, faith groups, humanitarian organisations, women’s groups, trade unions and many others – working to mobilise public concern, and through this the necessary political action, to stop climate chaos. Have a look at their members list for a good introduction to the diverse ngos campaigning on climate change in Scotland.
Aims to facilitate the process by which people: overcome denial about climate change; act collectively to cut greenhouse gas emissions; and offer democratic legitimacy to elected leaders to negotiate successfully for strong regulation at a national and international level.
Plan B for a sustainable energy future – campaigning to end the UK’s support for the oil industry
The largest, student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment.
Promoting creative processes of democratic engagement to advance social and ecological engagement
Have been campaigning against environmental degradation since 1971. They have a fantastic site with loads of useful resources.
Did you know that there are over 100 community woodlands in Scotland? This is a vibrant network involved in many different aspects of developing sustainable communities.
An annual camp with workshops and action on climate issues.
Aims to bring together as many people as possible who support the broad aims of pushing for urgent action on climate and reducing global emissions. Their website includes a discussion forum and an activists portal.
A network of groups taking action against airport expansion and aviation’s climate impact.
An affordable and flexible space for green groups, social justice projects and social entrepreneurs in Edinburgh.
A community directory and networking forum based in the US that maps and connects global organisations and individuals addressing the central issues of our day: climate change, poverty, the environment, peace, water, hunger, social justice, conservation, human rights and more. There are currently well over 100,000 progressive organisations listed.
A site which grows a community of people doing good deeds – all kinds of acts of kindness or green behaviour. There are hundreds of people on there, and they give reports of their experiences of taking action and give advice about things that can be done. It’s easy to join up and take part.
The single greatest threat to the climate comes from burning coal. Coal-fired power is the most environmentally damaging means of generating electricity and is historically responsible for most of the CO2 in the air today – about half of all global carbon dioxide emissions. In carbon terms coal is the dirtiest fuel known to man.