Local lobbying

Lobbying decision makers is a vital tool for achieving real change.

Use your voice to put pressure on world leaders.

Direct and personal contact with your decision maker is a very powerful way of campaigning. Contact from a lobbyist can prompt a decision maker to become more involved in development issues. Lobbying is one of the best ways to make your voice heard. Remember your decision maker can contribute to achieving change in government policy.

Lobbying is not a specialist skill. It simply means telling your decision maker what you care about, and asking him or her to act on it. They are our representatives. It’s their job to make sure that the Government hears the concerns of their constituents.

You don’t need to be an expert on climate change issues, you just need to be willing to communicate your views and ask them questions.

Learn more

Christian Aid’s Local Lobbyist guide can be viewed here http://www.christianaid.org.uk/images/local-lobbyist-guide.pdf

Christian Aid’s Time for Climate Justice Local Lobbying guide can be viewed here http://www.christianaid.org.uk/images/climate-campaign-pack10-lobbying.pdf

What else can you do?