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Campaigning

We’ve been campaigning for nature since we were formed in 1889 – and we’ll keep on fighting because nature needs us now more than ever. Tackling the nature and climate crisis is the fight that unites us all. Will you play your part?

It's time to act: we're facing a nature and climate crisis

The effects of the nature and climate crisis can already be seen, from the fires in Greece to the melting of the polar ice caps, and flash floods closer to home. If left unchecked, the long term consequences could be catastrophic. We must act now and demand those in power take immediate action to tackle the biggest threat humanity faces.

 

From 31 October to 12 November this year world leaders are gathering for the 26th UN Climate Change conference, known as COP26, in Glasgow. This is our opportunity to demonstrate our love for nature, and also to highlight the role of nature in the fight against climate change. It’s not too late to change the future - that's what our Revive Our World campaign is all about.

 

Together, we can revive our world.

Your guide to COP26

World leaders at the UN climate summit COP26 (October 31- November 12) are making decisions that could mean the difference between mass extinction and a world of thriving wildlife. But nature could also be the answer to the climate crisis. Read everything you need to know about COP26 and nature here.

Large avocet puppet at the Global Day of Action with a rainbow behind

What happened at the Global Day of Action?

We came and we made a splash! Find out how many people showed up for nature (clue – it was a lot!), which giant bird graced the skies and hit the headlines at marches in Glasgow, Birmingham, Cardiff and Belfast, and how to catch up on the highlights of the inspiring day.


Together, we sent a strong message that world leaders need to make urgent decisions for nature and the climate. Now it’s time for them to act.

Protester with sign that reads 'No nature, no future'

It’s your time

The nature and climate emergency affects us all. But we have an opportunity. Between 31 October and 12 November 2021, world leaders will get together in Glasgow for the 26th UN Climate Change conference, known as COP26.

 

We can make a difference. Find out how we can influence these talks, and how taking an action for nature and the climate makes a difference, no matter how large or small.

We have a new Environment Act!

After almost 5 years of RSPB input, on 9 November, the Westminster Environment Act received Royal Assent. This means the bill is now an act of parliament, effectively becoming law. Thank you so much to the 200,000 people who supported us via our ‘State of Nature’ campaign.

 

England is the first country ever to have these legal targets to halt nature’s decline. Read our take on the new Act – including the good news and the areas needing improvement.

Wave Climate Change march, London December 5, 2009

Not sure how to get started?

Never fear! We’ve got all the tools and resources you might need, whether you're campaigning from home, doing it face-to-face (when it's safe!) or using social media. Rest assured you’re joining a network of other Campaign Champions too, all working together for the same cause.

Become a Campaign Champion

 

Make your voice heard on issues you care about. Our network of Campaign Champions are vital in making sure that politicians and decision-makers know that issues affecting nature are important, and to persuade them to make a difference for nature.



The good news is a lot of it can be done from home!