The speed and scale of society’s response to climate change does not yet match the urgency of the threat we face. Action is needed at every level within society.
Many believe that communities can act as powerful agents of change and this view is supported by ample evidence as well as behavioural change theory. If community action is to have the greatest possible impact, it needs to move from the margins to the mainstream. The barriers that currently face community action need to be addressed, in part through better working between communities and local authorities, national voluntary organisations, the private sector and the government.
The Communities and Climate Action Alliance (CCAA) has formed to meet this challenge.
The Alliance is an informal grouping of representatives from networks that support grass roots action – it is a ‘network of networks’. The Communities and Climate Action Alliance currently includes representatives of:
- Low Carbon Communities Network
- Transition Network
- Local United
- Community Energy Wales (for Welsh Networks)
- Scottish Communities Climate Action Network
- The Community Energy Practitioners Forum
- Pure Leapfrog (observer)
- Forum for the Future (observer)
- The Energy Saving Trust (observer)
See Partner networks for more information on who we are.
See Our Work and Mission for more information on what we do and why.