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Our previous Projects, campaigns
& Activities

COP28 Event.   

March, Rally & Talks

9th December: Rally and programme of talks in St. Nicholas Church.

  • In spite of torrential rain, over 200 people turned up with banners and placards for a procession from the Market Place, through Saddler St, and Silver St. to St. Nicholas Church, for talks starting at 11am.  A team of local volunteers provided bread and soup, and cakes at lunchtime.

  • The talks included ‘Regenerative Farming at Home and World Food Production’ and an open discussion with a panel of three speakers responding to the question:

‘How can we ensure a viable future for our children?’  

  • The event was well supported and provided an opportunity for a number of people to meet together and share ideas about climate change.  The banners were colourful and arresting.  The event was recorded on the Climate Justice website. 

Please note there is a short delay to the sound on the video

Petition for Sustainable Housing
on Sniperley Park, Durham

14% of carbon emissions in England come from heating our homes.


To help achieve net zero by 2050 it is critical that all new houses have sustainability and renewable, low carbon heating built in from the start.


Sniperley Park development in Durham for 1700 houses is finalising a County Council masterplan that requires these standards, but there is a risk that it could be watered down by the building developers.  Fitting these later to reduce carbon emissions to zero, will be costly, difficult and disruptive.


Climate Action Durham asks you to support a petition to the council to insist on these standards  


It would be crazy and against all climate change science and common sense to carry on building houses which are poorly insulated and still rely on gas boilers for heating in 2022.


As Durham County Council has declared its ambition to be carbon neutral by 2050, and with the current high fuel prices unlikely to fall significantly, it seems a no-brainer to build carbon neutral homes with low heating costs.

We need to insist on this


This could be the start of making Durham a greener, cleaner and cheaper place to live.

COP 26 Event, 2021 '

On Saturday 6th November 2021 Climate Action Durham organised an event enabling all residents of Durham to add their voices to calls for world leaders at the climate summit in Glasgow to take the actions needed to hold the rise in global temperatures to 1.5C. The event, attended by approx 500 people comprised a demonstration and speeches on the market place, panel discussions by experts and 6th Form students and a climate action fair.

Hundreds gathered in the Market Place for a festival of drumming, dancing, singing and speeches to make the point to world leaders at COP 26 that people demand climate action now. Speakers included Durham city MP Mary Foy and Durham County Councillor Jonathan Elmer, amongst others.

Climate scientists from Durham University and the Durham Energy Institute discussed a wide range of issues including changes to the Earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere and responses such as decarbonising , up cycling and low carbon energy systems.

St Nicholas' church hosted the Climate Action Fair which enabled local businesses, Charities and activists to showcase their work and enable them to network amongst each other. Over 400 visitors learned about these concrete opportunities to actively contribute to climate action.

The event surpassed our expectations in all respects as we reached and inspired more people than we'd dare to hope, offering them more ways to join the climate action movement and inspiring them to make their lifestyles more sustainable!

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