About Us

The idea behind Carbon Copy came from conversations with many different people and from the research for Civic Revolution, a book about the power that we all have to reinvent the place where we live, and in doing so create a more sustainable future. We believe our collective future will be invented piecemeal, by different communities in different places. A sustainable future is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed.

You inspired us. We want to tell your stories, to celebrate the many successes of local climate action and help people learn faster from one another. As a resource for you, our aim is to share more practical insights on how things get done and to help bring more people on board. It’s not a competition: we all need to change to reach net-zero carbon by 2030.

Carbon Copy is just getting started, building on the momentum created by hundreds of local councils and community groups across the U.K. who have declared a climate emergency. We are an open resource and are keen to collaborate with other organisations who support the great work that people are already doing locally. Please contact us directly if you think we may be able to support you: [email protected]

To serve you without any bias, we established Carbon Copy as a non-political charity. There is plenty of room for leadership by politicians, but the action needed involves leaders from all walks of life. There is plenty of room to make a profit in a zero-carbon circular economy, but profit alone is not the motive for this great transformation. There is plenty of room for more radical change, but climate action without a fairer society will not improve our collective wellbeing.

We are delighted to have been granted .eco for our Carbon Copy web address. It is a trusted symbol that helps identify those who are working towards a sustainable future and is backed by more than 50 organisations including Conservation International, WWF and U.N. Global Compact. Carbon Copy is currently run by its trustees, and we are particularly grateful to the following organisations for their support and collaboration:

Climate Action
University of Birmingham