“We don’t all go from now to extinction sometime after 2050 with nothing in between. We lose everything that matters to us on the
way: our homes, our community, our food, our water, our safety, our public services,our families.
“Your health service – the NHS that saved you or a loved one’s life, is vulnerable. Your schools – the education system that’s preparing your
children for the world, is vulnerable. Your shops – the supermarkets that feed your family each day, are vulnerable.” Mark Lopatin
MAKE YOUR VOICE COUNT FOR POSITIVE CHANGE!
THIS IS THE CLIMATE ELECTION
As widespread flooding washes away people’s livelihoods across the UK, wildfires rage across Australia and California and India recovers from devastating drought; the policies of those forming our government over the next 5 years are critical to our ability to mitigate the worst effects of this catastrophe. These crucial next few years will determine how well humanity comes through climate change. So we need to elect the right people to ensure that the United Kingdom acts to keep climate change at safe levels.
We need to secure a proactive government which will make certain that we are prepared for future climate over-heating, flooding, and sea level rises, almost all of which are “locked in” through past emissions which will remain in the atmosphere for decades to come. We need to protect the biodiversity which gives our life support systems stability. And we need to change things so that our environment can start to recover. When deciding how to vote, find out what your local candidates say they will do. Contact them and ask them. Here’s how to find their contact details. Candidates feed back to their parties what voters are asking for.
Tools to Help you make an informed choice
Download our Climate Reality Check Summary of the Parties’ Climate and Ecological Pledges
- Carbon Brief – This website is a great resource to compare different political party manifestos on the climate and ecological emergency: Carbon Brief comparison table
- Greenpeace have analysed the manifestos of different parties for how they measure up on climate change and nature: Greenpeace analysis of manifestos
- Friends of the Earth have done the same: Friends of the Earth analysis of manifestos
- NEW! Friends of the Earth have finalised their scores.
- Here are factual notes on some parties www.tinyurl.com/party-briefings/
- If your candidate has been an MP before, their voting record can be found here www.theyworkforyou.com/mps/
- This is also useful when researching candidates who haven’t been previously elected: https://whocanivotefor.co.uk
Health Declares Climate Emergency have teamed up with The Faculty of Public Health and scientists at Grantham Imperial to analyse the manifestos from the point of view of the climate crisis as a matter of public safety:
VOTE CLIMATE ACTION. VOTE THINKING OF OUR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN AND ALL FUTURE GENERATIONS
Extinction Rebellion is an apolitical organisation. We are not supporting any particular party. We are campaigning to make the climate and ecological crisis the central issue for this election.
• Our Food & Our Water
• Our Health and Public Health Service (NHS)
• Our Emergency Services
• Our Pensions & Our Jobs
• Our Transport
• Our Homes & Our Families
Help us spread the word and join the Election Rebellion
Extinction Rebellion Derby have planned a series of events in the lead up to the General Election on the 12th Dec 2019. Extinction Rebellion is an apolitical organisation. We are not supporting any particular party. We are campaigning to make the climate and ecological crisis the central issue for this election. We are urging people to ask parliamentary candidates what they will do about the climate emergency.
Check out the photos and videos of what we have done so far https://rebellionderby.earth/extinction-rebellion-derby-take-to-the-streets-to-make-this-the-climate-election
See what we have planned on our events page here: https://rebellionderby.earth/events
Election Rebellion Update
Thanks to everyone who supported our peaceful actions to make the climate and ecological emergency the biggest issue for this election. Lots of interesting conversations with the public.
So many took a flyer listing each party’s climate pledges (download one to share here) that we ran out and had to print more for the second weekend. Donations are welcome to support this here.
Thanks to everyone who attended the 2040 film and discussion. Many points came out of the discussion including contacting your local candidates for election – see above for help with that.
Check out these photos and videos of what we have done so far https://rebellionderby.earth/extinction-rebellion-derby-take-to-the-streets-to-make-this-the-climate-election
The climate and ecological emergency is the defining issue of our time. We are the last generation with a real opportunity to mitigate the effects of this emergency.
Let’s pool our resources and act together to rebel for life on Earth.