12 Feb 2024
2024 is a big year for the environmental justice movement. Here's some key campaigning dates for your diary, for our United for Warm Homes campaign and other campaigns that our network is involved in locally. We’ve included resources to get you started, as well as objectives to help focus your campaigning.
Please note: this calendar isn't exhaustive and we'll be reviewing this information and adding in new "moments" and resources to reflect what's happening in the world. This is so your campaigns can stay reactive and relevant. Watch this space!
Jan – Mar 2024
We kick off the year building on the success of our United for Warm Homes Day of Action and focusing on securing pledge commitments from our MPs and general election candidates so that whoever wins the next general election will deliver rapid and meaningful action to insulate our homes, and put an end to fuel poverty.
In March we’ll be taking action for International Day of Forests to uncover the drivers behind environmental destruction and social injustice around the world.
Combined authority mayoral elections
Campaigning period: now – Jun 2024
United for Warm Homes: winning MP and election candidates support
Campaigning period: Jan 2024 until the general election
Dates: various dates in Mar-Apr 2024
International Day of Forests
Campaigning period: Mar 2024
Local elections: Climate Action Plans
Campaigning period: Mar – May 2024
Apr – Jun 2024
In May, people in several regions across England will head to the polls to vote for their metro mayors. In these areas groups will be working in partnership with others across their region to persuade their mayoral candidates to commit to a Climate Action Plan for their region.
During the summer, we’ll be coming together for our in-person Summer Action Gatherings, to connect with each other and develop our campaigning skills. Refugee Week and Great Big Green Week will also be important moments for us to connect as a movement, build relationships with community partners and amplify the call for international climate justice.
Please note: this section will be updated in 2024. Here's a teaser of what to expect.
Summer action gatherings
Campaigning period: Apr – Jun 2024
Campaigning period: Jun 2024
Great Big Green Week
Campaigning period: Jun 2024
Later in 2024
As we come towards the end of the year, we’ll reflect on what we’ve achieved together as a movement and come together for mobilisations and events around COP29 so that we enter 2025 a stronger, more connected and more inspired movement.
We also know that a general election will be called at some point in 2024, although it's unclear when this will be. Once the date's confirmed, we'll provide your group with training and resources to make climate, nature and social justice a key election issue in your local area.
Resources, training and support
Don't forget we've got a hub of resources to help you with your campaigning, and we regularly run training sessions. If you have any questions or require support, please contact us at [email protected]