The UK public sector is extremely diverse in the type of work it does and people's experience with it. However, it lacks connectivity. Likewise, many government departments must decarbonise and reduce their environmental footprint, yet do not have a direct impact on climate policy.
This is where the Cross-Government Climate Hub (CGCH) comes in. We believe that, as public servants, we are in a privileged position to bring change from within. We can all play our part and you can bring change inside and outside of your public sector organisation.
We envision our platform to work like old-growth forests. These are interconnected systems have a memory of past challenges like droughts and wildfires and how to recover. They work in ways that we are only just starting to fully understand but some things are already clear: they share space, energy and information. In short, they work together and they are more adaptable and resilient as a result.
If you have the drive and ambition to help make a better future than the one we face, then please join our community!
Community is at the heart of the Hub. To continue our mission we must work together and support each other to maintain resilience in the community.
We are connected to the Climate Psychology Alliance who have trained some of our members to facilitate climate anxiety cafes. Members can also connect with each other on monthly 1-to-1 calls to discuss climate issues. We've also got volunteers from Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and social science-humanities professional/academic backgrounds, who host climate workshops throughout the year, exclusively for our members.
How do we Communicate?
Slack is the platform we use for large cross-government groups to collaborate asynchronously. You can have a channel on our Slack workspace just for your own community - have all the conversations you have already but right next to others who also want to make a difference. We can run events together, share information, answer questions and offer advice to people working and volunteering on the climate-biodiversity crises throughout the public sector.
Where we Are
Since forming in 2019, we have connected with 200+ councils and 100+ public bodies. See below if your organisation or local council are involved!
Last updated 2 April 2021