People and Networks

Climate justice movements have been engaging in this struggle for decades, and are winning legal, philosophical and cultural victories every day. We must engage with, uplift, and learn the lessons from those who have led the way before us and those who are on the frontlines of resistance and commitment to justice.

Working towards climate justice cannot be an individual endeavour. We must be ambitious, connected, and imaginative in dismantling the structures driving the climate crisis. Being part of a collective movement can also help to lessen the sometimes overwhelming feeling that the climate emergency is “too big” to tackle.

This toolkit section highlights the incredible multitude of creative ambassadors for climate justice from around the world. This work is led by vast networks of grassroots campaigners, community leadership, student protest and new media platforms.

– Image Credit: Participants of JB’s Creative Climate Leadership training. Photo: Karim Shalaby

Creative case studies

Fridays For Future

An international campaign started by Greta Thunberg, fighting to create a future for all by overcoming the climate and ecological crisis.

Our Climate Voices

An anthology collecting the stories of those most impacted by climate change, supporting local solutions for collective impact.

Green Voices of Color

Climate justice advocate and writer Mary Annaïse Heglar has compiled Green Voices of Color, a Twitter list of BIPOC in the environmental movement.

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UK Youth Climate Coalition

UKYCC is an organisation whose goal is to empower and mobilise young people to take positive action on climate justice.

Zero Hour

Zero Hour is a youth-led movement creating entry points, training, and resources for young activists wanting to take action on climate change.

The International Indigenous People's Forum on Climate Change

Established in 2008 as the caucus for Indigenous people's participation at COP talks.

The Child Movement

A global movement for climate justice, child rights & providing education to children who are victims of armed conflict, founded by young Indian campaigner Licypriya Kangujam.

Wretched of The Earth

A UK based grassroots collective for Indigenous, Black, brown & diaspora groups/individuals, demanding climate justice, and in solidarity with UK & Global South communities

COP26 Coalition

The COP26 Coalition is a UK-based civil society coalition of groups and individuals organising towards mobilising around climate justice during COP26.

Sustained Ability

A network of disability climate activists whose goal is for disabled people to be heard in climate negotiations and in social climate movements.

The Gastivists Network

A global collective of activists fighting against gas extraction

The Re-Earth Initiative

A global, youth-led digital campaign, gathering climate pledges from people around the world.

La Via Campesina

A global movement of peasants, small and medium size farmers, landless people, rural women and youth, Indigenous people, migrants and agricultural workers working to defend food sovereignty, social justice and nature.

I Lead Climate

A green democracy grassroots climate campaign, founded by Nigerian eco-feminist Oladuso Adenike focusing on the recharging of Lake Chad, youth climate education, and a green recovery post Covid-19.

Climate Reframe

This project highlights some of the people of colour and UK based Indigenous people who are climate experts, campaigners and advocates living and working in the UK.