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600 organisations plan action on climate change


As global climate talks enter final day, Climate Week sees record event registrations

London, England - 7th December, 2012 - Over 600 schools, businesses and community groups have already registered to take part in the UK's Climate Week in March 2013. Their activities range from the Climate Week Challenge competition, to events showcasing new products and technologies for living and working more sustainably.

This number is five times higher than it was at the same point in the campaign last year. Climate Week 2012 went on to culminate in 3,000 events so 2013 is expected to be even bigger. So far, the part of the UK with most events is Scotland, but events across the country are expected to increase as registrations continue to grow.

This huge swell of support for action on climate change comes against the backdrop of slow progress at the United Nations international climate talks in Doha, entering their final day today. It shows that despite the difficulty of getting governments to agree on action, thousands of people and organisations across society are already creating solutions for a secure and prosperous low-carbon future.

Climate Week, Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, is backed by the Prime Minister, David Cameron and by Sir Paul McCartney. It had half a million event attendees last year and is supported by over 200 national organisations ranging from the CBI to the NHS. It has brought together stars such as Alesha Dixon, Katie Melua, Gillian Anderson and Gary Neville to shine a spotlight on the many positive steps already being taken in workplaces and communities across Britain.

Kevin Steele, chief executive of Climate Week says: “The growing support for Climate Week shows that everyone can be part of the solution to climate change. Go to our website to see the range of things you can do, and don't forget to register your activities on our online map.”


Notes to editors

About Climate Week
Climate Week is a supercharged national occasion that offers an annual renewal of our ambition and confidence to combat climate change. It is for everyone wanting to do their bit to protect our planet and create a secure future.

Climate Week will shine a spotlight on the many positive steps already being taken in workplaces and communities across Britain. The power of these real, practical examples – the small improvements and the big innovations – will then inspire millions more people.

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