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This climate is changing. But it’s not too late to do something about it. What we do over the next five years will make a real difference to our lives and the lives of future generations.

Here at Manchester Friends of the Earth, we’re working locally to support people who want to live more sustainably, and to encourage businesses and other organisations to Manchester’s climate change plan, A Certain Future.

We’re also keeping up the pressure on politicians to ensure the Government lives up to its pledge to be the greenest ever, setting us on a path to a clean, safe, nuclear-free energy supply and taking the lead in securing a strong and fair international climate deal.



Events

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Tell Carnival to stop its cruise ships destroying the Arctic

Carnival – which bills itself as “The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line” – powers its ships with one of the dirtiest fossil fuels that exists: heavy fuel oil (HFO). It does this because heavy fuel oil can be bought at … Continue reading

22nd Jul 2018
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Ask your councillors to oppose fast-tracking fracking

The government has announced proposals to fast-track fracking. Exploratory drilling would be exempt from the need to apply for planning permission, like putting up a garden shed.

21st Jul 2018
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Government must listen to MPs and stop fracking plans

The government must take heed of MPs and put a halt to changes to fracking rules which would take power away from local people and make it easier for fracking companies to drill.

5th Jul 2018
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Govt action to cut carbon slammed as climate advisor warns of missed targets

Delaying action to slash emissions will increase human and financial costs Government plans for slashing carbon emissions have been slammed today by Friends of the Earth after the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) warned that the UK isn’t on course … Continue reading

28th Jun 2018
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Countries, cities and corporations committing to ‘zero carbon by’ or ‘carbon-neutral by’ …..

In May 2017, the people of Greater Manchester elected Andy Burnham as GM Mayor. In his manifesto, he committed to a new, accelerated ambition for Greater Manchester on the green economy and carbon neutrality, building on the leadership of the … Continue reading

7th Jun 2018

	

Mark Rylance calls for protection of Sherwood Forest: “where won’t they frack?”

Friends of the Earth has joined forces with Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance to raise awareness of the looming threat of fracking to England’s beautiful countryside and most important ecosystems.

31st May 2018
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Communities to rally against fracking injunction – Manchester High Court, Thursday (Frack Free Greater Manchester press release)

* Campaigners will gather from 9.30am on 31 May with the hearing starting at 10.30am. Photocall 10am * Communities opposed to fracking from across the North will be gathering outside the Civil Justice Centre in Manchester on Thursday (31 May … Continue reading

30th May 2018
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Put climate change first

The effects of climate change are already being felt. The world’s most vulnerable people are being hit hardest.

29th May 2018
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Government will defend decision to protect Northumberland from coal mine

The government will defend its refusal of planning permission for a highly destructive opencast coal mine at Druridge Bay in Northumberland.

24th May 2018
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Fracking company applies for consent, Secretary of State should say no

The government shouldn’t grant consent to Cuadrilla to frack in Lancashire while a legal case brought by Friends of the Earth is pending.

21st May 2018
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