Everything you need to know London Action Climate Week 2024

London Climate Action Week is an annual event bringing together world-leading climate expertise to help solve the climate emergency. LCAW was established to create space for London’s climate professionals and communities to come together and find solutions to climate change. Founded in 2019, LCAW is the largest independent climate gathering in Europe.

The LCAW organising team acts to convene climate leadership and provides a platform and thematic structure for the London Climate Action Week events. Event organisers are responsible for organising and hosting their own event(s). Your event can take place at any time and place during the LCAW dates.

Participation in LCAW is open and free of charge. There is no charge to register your event in the official LCAW programme. Event organisers will need to cover their own event costs and promotion. For partnership opportunities to support LCAW and our community, please get in touch with the Secretariat.

Organisers can select to make their event ‘public’ and open to all or ‘private’ for a specific group. Organisers can also highlight specific audience groups or sectors for their events.

Organisers can choose to make their event free or can charge attendees. This should be made clear in the organiser’s invitation process.

Organisers decide on what platform they use depending on which is most suitable for their event. Note: The LCAW Secretariat is unable to provide technical assistance in running events.

Organisers decide on the length of their events and can decide to run multiple events. From experience, when running digital events, timeslots of 1-1.5 hrs are recommended.

Panel discussions, digital campaigns, announcements on new commitments to climate action from business leaders, greenspace celebrations: all of these and more. The choice of format is open to event organisers to design as appropriate to their desired outcomes. Check out the full programme on the website for more details.

There are few barriers to participation – we ask that event organisers align with the ethos of what we are co-creating. All voices are welcome, but we do not encourage events that benefit from the sponsorship or direct financial support of businesses, organisations or groups that are antagonistic to the need for climate action and a net zero future. Likewise, we expect organisers to embrace the rich vibrancy and diversity of London and her communities, and ensure climate action brings people together, emphasising climate justice, humanity and equality. London Climate Action Week is collaborative and inclusive, ambitious, and solutions focused. We cannot accept events which are financially sponsored by fossil fuel companies or which undermine climate ambition.

*Registration for LCAW 2024 is now closed*

All event organisers are invited to apply to register an event at LCAW on the website to be reviewed by the LCAW secretariat in accordance with our terms and conditions. Registration opened in April 2024 and closed on June 18th.

Please register on our mailing list to receive regular updates and information.

What help do you give organisers?

Stakeholder meetings will be announced via LCAW website, Linkedin and Twitter and via the mailing list. You can join these to find out more about the process and to engage with others hosting events.

You can find resources about London Climate Action Week 2024 including logos and past stakeholder briefing materials at LCAW 2024 Resources.

The LCAW Secretariat will share an event organiser’s toolkit as materials become available. These materials will include branding guidelines, the LCAW logo and banners, and social media templates. Forthcoming materials will include:

  • Template press release
  • LCAW boilerplate
  • LCAW branded materials
  • Social media assets
  • Example social media posts

LCAW Event organisers can hold in-person, hybrid and virtual events – in London and internationally with partners. LCAW encourages a festival style diversity of events ranging from panels, conferences, summits to trade fairs, workshops, cultural, faith and community gatherings, art installations and public engagement. Events may be private or public events.

Please get in touch with us by emailing our info box: info@londonclimateactionweek.org

Also be sure to sign-up to our mailing list to ensure you receive all LCAW communications and invitations to stakeholder meetings.

LCAW Secretariat (hosted by E3G) is hosting stakeholder meetings for event hosts and potential event hosts – put them in your diary!

15th May – virtual stakeholder meeting on 15 May at 12-13.00 BST. Registration link.

5th June – final virtual stakeholder meeting on 5 June at 12-13.00 BST. Registration link.

You can find resources about London Climate Action Week 2024 including logos and past stakeholder briefing materials at LCAW 2024 Resources.

LCAW is a festival of self run events, we recommend attending our stakeholder meetings to find out about speaking opportunities from events organisers directly, or looking at the registered events on our website and reaching out to relevant organisers.

LCAW has introduced hubs – these are spaces available for hosting events and networking. Subscribe to our mailing list for more information.

Flagship events of LCAW are chosen each year by the LCAW secretariat based on the following factors:
• Flagships (individually and as a group) are exemplar events that represent, animate and make a tangible contribution to climate conversations and priority action across LCAW themes, sectors and focus areas.
• Events that amplify and enhance the LCAW story, identity and platform.
• Events that live the LCAW ethos, through collaboration, innovation and inclusiveness. Organisers demonstrate an active commitment to contributing to and supporting LCAW and its community, through offering in-kind space, time and expertise, deploy their networks and outreach, convene and curate and support the overall development of LCAW.
• Organisers should also clearly demonstrate their own climate action.

London Climate Action Week will convene communities and citizens from across London. It aims to be a unifying moment shaping a “whole of society” response to the climate emergency. To that end, we ask that event organisers align with the ethos of what we are co-creating. All voices are welcome and we expect organisers to embrace the rich vibrancy and diversity of London and all of its communities, and ensure climate action brings people together, emphasising climate justice, humanity and equality.

LCAW asks all organisers to consider the wider diversity of speakers at their events, including ethnicity, disability, and age. Make reasonable attempts to secure a diverse line-up of speakers; this aim can be more easily met by having a balance of reserve candidates, consulting potential speakers before the final date is set, and contacting speakers sufficiently in advance to allow for any child care needs that may be necessary.

All LCAW organisers, and speakers are expected not to knowingly use language which may be deemed to be discriminatory or offensive to any participants. All organising companies/bodies are expected to be tolerant of the beliefs of others and be sensitive to the influence of ethnic and cultural background, the needs of those with disabilities and issues related to gender, marital status, sexuality, socio-economic background and age.

London has a world-leading concentration of climate professionals working in the public, private and knowledge sectors – as well as in charities and not-for-profit organisations – with local, national and international reach.

London Climate Action Week was forged to bring these actors and organisations together to enhance collaboration and the creation of an ambitious and active London “climate cluster”. Climate change is a systemic challenge requiring all sectors and disciplines to work more closely together to develop and scale-up innovative solutions at pace.

As one of the world’s major cities, London’s citizens and communities – in the widest sense – are increasingly aware of the urgency of the need for climate action. Climate change is an existential threat, requiring an “all of society response” that acknowledges and welcomes the diversity of perspectives and experiences of Londoners.

As many Londoners have international heritage, connections and experience, we expect London Climate Action Week to have a global perspective with culturally rich events and initiatives that have impact and outcomes that are felt far beyond London’s geographic boundaries.

Still have questions?

Contact us at info@londonclimateactionweek.org