As Quakers, we understand climate change to be a symptom of a greater challenge: how to live sustainably and justly on this earth.

In 2011 Quakers in Britain made a corporate commitment to become a low-carbon, sustainable community and we support each other to live out this commitment. We campaign for climate and energy justice, and to build a fairer economy which is not powered by fossil fuels.

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    Climate justice

    Quakers are calling for climate justice. We want justice for those who have been unequally impacted by climate change and global climate action that stops this injustice continuing. We are working to build an energy and economic system that has equality, justice and sustainability at heart. Read more about our work on climate justice.

    Take action: Closure of Department of Energy & Climate Change

    In one of her first acts as Prime Minister, Theresa May has closed the Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC). Energy policy will be held by the new Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (DBEIS). With the UK possibly departing from important EU climate policy, many fear this is bad news for UK efforts to tackle climate change. QPSW has called on the Government to make clear how it intends to support a shift towards green and fair energy through DBEIS and as part of Brexit. Yet we need MPs hold the Government to account.

    You and your Meeting can take action by writing to your MP. Here is a suggestion for what to say or write. Its best put it in your own words. Find out who your MP is and how to contact them here. If you take this action, please let Jo Hynes know at joh@quaker.org.uk. This helps us track which MPs are engaged on this issue. Please also contact Jo if you have any questions.

    Fossil fuel divestment

    We support Quakers to build the alternative energy and economic system, in which everyone has access to clean and affordable energy. We challenge the powers - like the fossil fuel industry - that block this change, and advocate to government for policies towards our vision.

    Quakers in Britain were the first church in Britain to divest our centrally held money from fossil fuels. Local and area meetings are now doing the same. By divesting we help to question the morality of the fossil fuel industry, and challenge its power.

    Read more about our work on fossil fuel divestment.

    Living sustainably

    We support each other to transform our lives to become low-carbon and sustainable, and to act in local community to do the same.

    Read more about support we can offer to live sustainably.

    Our faith and sustainability

    Quaker concern for the Earth and the well-being of all who live in it is not new. It is deeply rooted in our faith.

    Read more about our faith and commitment to sustainability.

    Contact us

    Sunniva Taylor, Sustainability and Peace Programme Manager
    020 7663 1047
    sunnivat@quaker.org.uk
    @EandEquaker