Update on One Future
Posted by Deirdre Duff on November 05, 2021 at 09:38 AM
One Future is the network of local climate campaign groups supported by Friends of the Earth and Stop Climate Chaos. It is the network to join if you want to deepen your climate campaigning and take the next step after emailing your TDs or signing our petitions. The One Future network will help connect you with other people living in your area who are concerned about climate change and who want to take collective action with other people in their constituency.
We’ve been running a One Future Autumn Events Series of online webinars and workshops for One Future groups over the last few weeks and months.
These included a Town Hall Information Session, where Rob Hamilton from Cork Climate Action shared his experience of running Town Hall events to engage local TDs on climate issues. Rob had some useful tips to share on how to use town hall events as a campaigning tool and increase political support for climate action. We also explored how One Future groups could run town hall events with their own TDs. A recording from this event is available to watch back here.
We’ve also run events to ask“what’s next?” for climate campaigning. In late September we hosted a webinar to examine the climate policy and campaigning landscape ahead of us for the next few months. Issues covered included the upcoming Climate Action Plan and carbon budget, COP26, Just Transition and big decisions the Government faces on fossil fuels and renewables. This webinar is available to watch back here at this link. This event was followed by a planning workshop where One Future members did some brainstorming together, made some plans and connected with other members of the One Future network.
Our Autumn Series also included workshops to support climate campaign groups to create great dynamics within their groups and build happy, sustainable campaigning communities. We also explored international climate justice issues, with Kenyan eco-feminist, activist and researcher, Ruth Nyambura.
If you’d like to join One Future events like this you can sign up to the One Future mailing list at this link to get information on upcoming events and action opportunities.