Climate Change


Generation One

Together we are Generation One. Turning science and ideas into climate action that will help us create a positive, fair and progressive future. For us and for generations to come. The time is now.

Pledge your action


What pledges have been made so far? *

Number 81
people have pledged to attend a swap shop or visit a charity shop when looking for a new outfit. 

Number 78
people have pledged to keep their car tyres fully inflated to improve fuel efficiency by up to 3% 

Number 72
people have pledged to weigh their local tree with Nasa and their smart phone to find out how much carbon the world's trees store.

What pledge will you make?

*Pledge numbers are updated weekly

Generation One is here.  Will you join us?

As Generation One, we are tackling the big climate questions of today and tomorrow. In the lead up to COP26 and beyond, we'll be sharing the answers to 26 of these questions.

We'll be providing the science behind the actions that we, our communities and our governments can take for a positive future.

Pledge your action from one of the questions above.

Why Generation One?

We will not be the last generation – but we will be the last to accept complacency when it comes to the realities of human impacts on earth. Because this isn’t the end of the climate story; it’s the start.

The start of viewing the earth as a fundamental part of ourselves, of acknowledging the climate emergency as something that is part of our own experience.  And it’s the start of changing the fact that those least responsible for the impact on our planet are the ones most impacted by the changes to it.

Together we are the new generation – the generation taking collective responsibility for our future climate. By turning science and ideas into climate action we are working towards a positive, fair and progressive future. For us and for the generations to come.  

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New: The Climate Podcast

Our Generation One podcast aims to tackle the biggest challenges facing the climate crisis, together with expert guests and questions from the public.


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Programme of events

Our events are addressing climate change from every possible angle. Check the selection below and book your place.

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Health and Climate Change: How can tackling Climate Change improve your health?

Our panellists will discuss mental health and climate change, the health impacts of migration and disasters, active travel as a way of reducing carbon emissions and tracking the impacts of climate change of human health.
23 November 2021, 1pm-2pm

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What is the carbon footprint of your clothes?

In this lunch hour lecture our speakers will assess the carbon footprint of fashion and look at ways to extend the lifetime of our clothes.
30 November 2021, 1pm-2pm

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Gender and Climate change: why are women at more risk from global heating?

In this lunch hour lecture our panellists will look at Gender and Climate Change, exploring why women are more at risk from global heating.
7 December 2021, 1pm-2pm


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