The Climate Change Advocacy Toolkits have been structured to help you plan and deliver effective advocacy. These toolkits aim to guide and support civil society actors in the South in their efforts to advocate for pro-poor climate policies. They include a mix of:
- Instructions on how to plan and conduct advocacy interventions,
- A range of case stories on how civil society works to influence climate change policy-making,
- References for further reading.
The purpose of this toolkit is to help readers understand the purpose of advocacy and the different approaches that can be taken. It will also guide readers on how to use the other toolkits to develop and implement an advocacy plan.
The toolkits were published in November 2014 by Southern Voices on Climate Change. Between 2011 and 14, this Programme has supported around 20 civil society networks in the global South to advocate for climate policies that benefit poor and vulnerable people. The Programme is implemented by the Climate Capacity Consortium, comprised of four Danish and two international NGOs, with CARE Denmark as lead agency, and IIED as co-publisher of the toolkits. Funding is from DANIDA from the Danish climate finance envelope.
Each of the toolkits is based on the practical experience of civil society organisations associated with the Southern Voices programme around the world. They have been structured to help you plan and deliver effective advocacy to combat the causes and effects of climate change, to support and protect poor and vulnerable communities and ensure that their voices are heard by policy makers locally, nationally and globally.