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Who We Are

We are a not for profit organisation formed by local people whose aim is to work towards reducing carbon emissions and encouraging biodiversity. 
We are looking towards achieving charitable status.


Climate Action Durham

Encouraging participation by the whole community in actively reducing the carbon footprint of Durham City


What we do

Raising awareness of the importance of the Climate Emergency

We acknowledge and welcome Durham City Council's declaration of Climate Emergency. In support of this we want to see the introduction of a target of net zero emissions by 2030, in compliance with the target set by Durham City Parish Council.
We include the Friends of the Earth Climate Emergency Action Plan.


Our objectives


The objectives of Climate Action Durham are to:- 

1.Promote practical responses and behavioural change in Durham and the Northeast of England to combat the climate and ecological emergencies. 

2.Further the exchange of information, advice and knowledge relevant to object 1. 

3.Support the development of a wide and diverse network of organisations, groups and individuals in support of object 1. 

Support the development of a transport master plan in Durham which aims to integrate all aspects of travel in Durham and reduce reliance on private car use.

Climate Action Durham are actively engaged with Durham County Council to suggest ways to implement the Government's requirements to introduce cycling and walking friendly routes in the light of post Covid-19 social distancing rules, and using promised government grant money.

This is the first and initial stage to promote sustainable transport in Co. Durham.

The second is a call for a sustainable Transport Master Plan for Durham which will be long lasting and aims to reclaim the streets and reverse the primacy of the motor car. This follows what many cities are doing and will be essential if we are to reduce our carbon emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change.

We are wanting to gather a groundswell of support for this and are asking for any and everyone to sign the petition which is hosted by Action Network in connection with Friends of the Earth to support the development of this transport masterplan; in particularly this is designed to be a collaborative approach rather than confrontational one, as we all have to own this.


While world leaders talk in Glasgow we come together in Durham!

Debates, experts, stalls (cycling and sustainable lifestyles), children's art (7years plus)retrofitting your home in Durham Market Place 11am-4pm this Saturday. Hope to see you there!


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