Stories are central to creating change: you need a good one to make it happen. But what does a good climate change story look like? Or more elusively, what about a good climate justice story? Climate campaigners are increasingly bringing questions of justice into our work, but it can be difficult to know which narrativesRead more
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PIRC is delighted to have won the Board Diversity and Inclusion 2020 Charity Governance Award. We were honoured to have been considered alongside two such amazing organisations as Happy Baby Community and Irise International. PIRC works alongside civil society organisations for social justice. We have recognised for some years that in order to live ourRead more
Catastrophic heatwaves, devastating droughts, deadly wildfires and extreme storms. In 2018, the world saw glimpses of what the future could be without urgent action to solve the climate crisis. But everywhere, people are coming together to organise for real climate solutions. More than ever, we need to be fighting to win, to shift the narrative,Read more
It’s just seven days until the polling stations close. Depending on your constitution (and/or the most recent poll you have seen), you might feel we are living in exciting (or terrifying) political times, or you might agree with Brenda in Bristol that there is just too much politics these days. Either way, it’s important not toRead more
KICKSTARTER LAUNCHED Values: 58 Ideas We Live By is a beautiful deck of cards for exploring who we are, designed by Genis Carreras in collaboration with PIRC. “Love. Creativity. Enjoyment. Curiosity. Friendship. Purpose. Psychological research shows that we are all driven by the same things – but differ in how we prioritise them. Fifty-eight valuesRead more
In June, we’re running a Common Cause training course in the beautiful hills of mid-Wales. It”ll be an exciting three days of participatory learning, exploring creative, values-based tools for social or environmental change. Find out more
The upcoming IPCC Fifth Assessment Working Group 2 report will cover outsourced emissions: “A growing share of CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion in developing countries is released in the production of goods and services exported, notably from upper-middle-income countries to high-income countries.“ For more on this problem, see our Carbon Omissions animation.
In October the Smart CSOs Lab hosted a conference in Germany attended by over 80 activists and researchers from 14 different countries. This video was produced at the conference and shows voices of activists from different parts of the world and different sectors of civil society talking about their frustrations, motivations and inspirations to join the growing movementRead more
London, January 25th 2013 10-4.30pm
MPs have stepped up the pressure on government Ministers to take responsibility for the UK’s outsourced carbon emissions, in a series of developments today. This morning, the parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) published its report on carbon budgets, calling on government to review its current method of reporting emissions, and instead report on the totalRead more
You almost certainly won’t have spotted the publication of Defra’s new set of statistics on agriculture and climate change yesterday. But before you nod off, check out this clever piece of spin by the statisticians.
We’ve just completed our latest piece of work, The Common Cause Handbook. It’s a practical and accessible introduction to the importance of values and frames for organisations working towards a more sustainable and just society.
This is a guest post from Friends of the Earth Scotland’s Energy Campaigner, Beth Stratford. The Scotsman printed a two page spread in the lead up to the Scottish election warning that the SNP’s target for 100% renewable electricity by 2020 would ‘wreak significant damage on the Scottish Labour market’, citing as evidence a reportRead more
Ro Randall is founder and director of Cambridge Carbon Footprint, a Cambridge based charity that uses approaches drawn from psychotherapy and community work to engage diverse audiences in work on climate change. She blogs at rorandall.org. Behaviour change is the new black – although the idea has been around for a while it is increasingly theRead more
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