Loss and damage action day

Loss and damage action day


When: September 22, 2022
Campaigns: Climate

Make polluters pay climate compensation

Most of the 3.6 billion people who are highly vulnerable to climate change live in countries that have contributed the least to it.

Rich countries must pay their share in reparations to countries in the global south who have to carry the cost of ‘loss and damage’. And yet, action is blocked at international meeting after international meeting and global north governments still refuse to pay up. Meanwhile, the UK is extending tax breaks to fossil fuel companies who are making a killing with record profits year on year while the world burns.

A transformative programme for reparations is possible. But to do this, we have to make polluters pay.

On 22 September, we stand in solidarity with social movements and justice campaigners from around the world and call on the UK to make polluters pay.

Join the action

Activists are taking to the streets up and down the country on the day of action.

See below if there’s something happening near you!


  • Thursday, 22 September, 10:30 am at St. John’s Church, Waterloo (see map)
  • We will be walking to Jubilee Gardens, near Shell’s offices for a silent vigil at 12:00
  • We will then move on to meet other activists at the Gandhi Statue in Parliament Square (see map) for our demo and speeches.


  • We will be taking a photo with banners and placards outside the UK government building
  • Assemble 10:45 am, Thursday 22 September, at 1 Sibbald Walk, Edinburgh EH8 8FT. If you’d like to join us email the office for more information

Bexhill and Hastings

  • Join the Walk of Witness on Thursday 22 September, 11 am
  • Meet at Sackville Road Methodist Church



  • Meeting at Market Square, 12 pm, to hand out leaflets and encourage petition sign-ons


  • Meeting at 10 am, Thursday 22 September, outside St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield Town Centre


  • Details tbc – email Stephen Pennells on [email protected] for information
  • Organised by Manchester Friends of the Earth and Global Justice Now activists


  • Demo 11 am – 1 pm, 22 September, at Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station. Meeting here (what3words: piled.headlight.cigar)
    • From East Midlands Parkway Station, turn left out of the station and follow the road left onto the A453. Walk around 1 mile along the footpath/cycletrack by the A453 to where the pile of coal is at the East end of the power station site
    • For disabled access, turn off the A453 at the turning for Thrumpton and turn left along the cycle track for about 250 yards.


  • Gathering in Guildhall Square, Portsmouth for a photo
  • Meeting at 12 noon, Thursday 22 September


  • Thursday 22 September, 12 noon
  • Meet at the West Window of Rotherham Minster (facing Minster Gardens)



  • Other actions are also being organised by the Quakers in Beccles (Suffolk), Cardiff, Lancaster, Totnes and Truro. For more information contact [email protected].

Get in touch if you want to organise something in your area and/or order our new loss and damage leaflet.

Email [email protected] to get involved.


Photo: Christian Aid