Published On: 25 September 2023Tags: , , ,

As part of the Everyone’s Environment programme, today, the Race Equality Foundation, as part of a cross-sector group of charities, has supported the release of five new briefings. These are the findings from deliberation groups and surveys with over 750 people asking them how they want charities and government to respond to the climate and nature crises.   

The deliberation groups with young people, older people, Disabled people, and people from ethnic minority communities across the UK were run by NPC, the Race Equality Foundation, Groundwork UK, Barnardo’s, Woodcraft Folk, Re-engage, Disability Rights UK, CEMVO Scotland, and U3A.

They found that all groups want more support from social charities to advocate for action on the environmental crises. They also want social charities to extend their existing support services to help them respond.  

Deliberation groups with 48 people from ethnic minority communities in England and Scotland also found that: 

·       They want to see energy, housing, and transport prioritised by policy makers, with increased subsidy for individual actions to make environmental choices more affordable for low-income communities.

·       They want charities to empower grassroots initiatives by supporting collaboration and building local-level capacity.  

 

Read the full report on people from ethnic minority communities and the environment here.

You can read more detail from all the deliberation groups on the Everyone’s Environment webpage.  

 

Letter to the Prime Minister

The Everyone’s Environment partners have written an open letter to the Prime Minister today calling on him to listen to the voices of the people consulted in the deliberation groups and reverse his decision to delay the implementation of critical policies to reduce emissions.

 

Register for our upcoming Everyone’s Environment event to find out more    

There is still time to register for the Everyone’s Environment free event on 26 September which will share findings from deliberation groups with people from ethnic minority communities.

Thanks to funding from City Bridge Trust, NPC are also able to offer a limited number of reimbursements of £80, to cover time spent attending the event. These are available to ethnic minority, Disabled, and older (75+) representatives of London based organisations, or other representatives of London based organisations led by ethnic minority communities, Disabled and/or older (75+) people. Reimbursements are available on a first come, first served basis, with a maximum of one reimbursed place per organisation. Email NPC to apply.  

 

Find out more about Everyone’s Environment   

The Everyone’s Environment programme is a partnership of over 50 social and environmental charities and funders aiming to empower people from the UK’s diverse social groups to have a say on how we confront the climate and nature crises. If you’d like to join or find out more, please get in touch.

 

Our supporters   

The deliberation groups were conducted with funding support from BBC Children in Need, the William Grant Foundation, City Bridge Trust, and the Garfield Weston Foundation.