Who we are

Rights : Community :  Action is a coalition of campaigners, lawyers, planners, facilitators, writers and scientists, united by a shared commitment to tackle the Climate Emergency – with people and for people, and the environment.

Current political action to tackle the Climate Emergency lacks clarity and vision. Progress is appallingly slow.

We already know the solutions, but they urgently need to be implemented.  Our aim is to show the way; to make the necessary changes both inarguable and ultimately achievable.

We work to empower communities at the front line of the climate crisis, and with local and national government to deliver the radical changes that we need.

Our vision is that the UK is doing what is needed to secure a safe and just climate, nationally and internationally – due to a movement owned and led by empowered communities on the frontlines of its impacts.

Who we are

Naomi Luhde-Thompson

(currently on sabbatical from Friends of the Earth)

An experienced environmental campaigner and expert community trainer, co-ordinator and project lead.

Hugh Ellis

(Town and Country Planning Association)

An experienced planning campaigner and expert planner, with extensive experience of local government training.

Laura Gyte

(of Oxfam)

A lawyer, with extensive experience of working with communities and on climate legislation.

Alex Goodman

(of Landmark Chambers)

A barrister, with extensive experience of advocating on behalf of communities and taking environmental cases.

Combined, we have over forty years of legal experience, fifty years of planning and campaigning experience and thirty years of communication and writing experience.

We have worked on some of the most notable pieces of legislation and high profile climate cases in the UK, and have authored several books and articles. We’ve trained communities and local government officials in the thousands and organised the mobilisation of tens of thousands of people. We aim to be inclusive and work with all sectors, from communities through to national government.

We are a social enterprise, limited company & partnership. Any leftover income or profits are repurposed to further our aims and values.

We are happy to consider requests for virtual presentations and bespoke training for community environmental rights campaigns across the UK. Please get in touch.