Ripple Effect supporters standing outside Downing street with posters

Climate Crisis Petition

On 19 October 2021, our supporters took action for climate justice, standing alongside hard-working families in rural Africa who are experiencing the effects of the climate crisis first and worst.

The petition was signed by 26,000 supporters of Send a Cow (as we were then called) and handed in to Number 10 Downing Street, asking the UK government to take urgent action to implement crucial policies to reach the UK's target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by more than two-thirds over the next 10 years. Without these, it will be too late for farmers in rural Africa.

The climate crisis is destroying the lives of those least responsible for it right now. In rural Africa, families are going hungry as vital crops are lost to extreme weather like floods and drought.

Not only are we working alongside families in rural Africa to fight hunger in the face of the climate crisis, we are now working together to champion change for the long-term.

We received a response to our petition from the UK government on 14 January 2022. Read why we don't think their response goes far enough.

Thank you to everyone who signed the petition and for being part of our growing movement.