Our Campaigning work focuses on:
Climate Change is caused by the increase of greenhouse gases and the subsequent rise in global temperature.This rise in temperatures is predicted to impact on the melting of ice and rising sea levels, with increased frequency of catastrophic flooding, storms and drought, Experts estimate that extreme weather patterns will also threaten future food production. Ocean acidification risks marine organisms and their ecosystems.
According to the ground-breaking 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, (LINK)man-made activity has been cited as the primary cause of the escalation of greenhouse gases. After more than a century of industrialisation, quantities of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have risen to record levels not seen in three million years. Two-thirds of greenhouse gases stem from burning fossil fuels for energy needs, while other drivers include large-scale agriculture and deforestation. The United Nations has described Climate change as the “defining issue of our time”. Limiting global warming to 1.5°C according to them will help to reduce the worst impacts of climate change but will require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.
The Organic Centre is committed to promoting organic growing and sustainable living. Now more than ever, our role as an educational charity is about building resilience in individuals and communities, empowering people to learn to grow with nature and giving people the skills to live sustainably and tread lightly on our planet. As well as practical support the Organic centre increasingly operates at an advocacy level, working with our partners on a local, national and international level in the fight against climate change.