Climate Change

The problem


Our planet is warmer now than at any point in the past 1,000 years, and heating fast. If we don’t cut carbon emissions and halt rising temperatures, by switching from fossil fuels to cleaner, green energy and transport and avoiding deforestation, the impacts – from flooding and storms to drought, crop damage and rising food prices – will be felt by all of us. But it’s the world’s poorest who are hardest hit.

What is causing climate change?  and How will it affect us? - a useful guide to the science and impacts from the UK’s Climate Change Committee

The basics of climate change - a great short animated film ‘Climate Change in 60 Seconds’ plus lots of data from the Royal Society.

How climate-friendly is Swale?

You can check how Swale is doing in reducing carbon emissions and meeting climate targets – for example, the levels of insulation, renewable energy, car use etc - by entering your postcode here

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London Array offshore wind farm (Faceboo
5 things we can do about climate change.


In 2019, Swale FoE became a Climate Action Group, part of a growing network across the UK to focus on climate change as a priority and create local solutions to a global crisis.


Our campaigning activities on climate change include:

  • adding our voice to climate strikes and demonstrations

  • reviewing and commenting on local council climate policies and pushing for effective Climate Action Plans

  • lobbying our MP, petitioning the government and Kent County Council and encouraging others to do the same

  • promoting green energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport infrastructure in local developments

  • providing top tips on how we can all lead a low carbon lifestyle, such as cycling, saving energy and eating less meat


Sign the climate petition to demand a Climate Action Plan

Join us to work with our councils on local climate action

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