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Environmental issues, such as air pollution, access to green space and climate change should not affect the more vulnerable in society unfairly. Sustainability can help diverse communities thrive, whether in the UK or around the world.


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      Help protect our Friends in Russia

      Last month, Andrei and two fellow activists – part of Friends of the Earth Russia – were brutally attacked. Andrei was hospitalised. They were assaulted after investigating the apparently illegal construction of a mansion and vineyard on public forest land near the Black … Continue reading

      19th Jan 2018

      UN Committee scrutinises UK government over Brexit

      A UN committee says that Britain’s Brexit bill may have broken international environment law. Campaigners challenge government’s failure to consult the public on the effect of the Brexit Withdrawal Bill on the environment UN-backed committee’s decision means there are questions … Continue reading

      10th Jan 2018

      Solidarity with Human Rights and Environment Defenders (Open meeting – Tues 12th December)

      This month’s open meeting will hear about the work of Friends of the Earth International and the local Amnesty International group on their work to protect human rights and environmental defenders around the world.

      8th Dec 2017

      Stop land-grabbing for palm oil (Friends of the Earth Nigeria)

      We urge you to support us in adding more voices to our struggle against large-scale industrial oil palm plantations by Okomu Oil Palm PLC (a member of the global SOCFIN). After successful protest marches on the streets of Edo State … Continue reading

      7th Aug 2017

      UN committee tells UK government to urgently reverse changes so that going to court is not prohibitively expensive

      The compliance committee for the UN Aarhus Convention – to which the UK is a signatory – has concluded in its latest report that recent government changes to court costs in environmental legal cases further remove the UK from compliance … Continue reading

      2nd Aug 2017

      What is the DUP’s approach to key green issues in Northern Ireland?

      With the 10 MPs of the DUP now so powerful in Westminster, they have an important influence on the environment across the UK. So what is the DUP’s approach to key environmental issues in Northern Ireland? What is DUP policy … Continue reading

      29th Jun 2017

      Northern Ireland government acted unlawfully by not stopping dredging at Lough Neagh, says Court of Appeal

      Friends of the Earth has welcomed today’s Northern Ireland Court of Appeal decision that the Northern Ireland government acted unlawfully by not stopping the dredging at Lough Neagh, one of Europe’s most important wetlands [1] [2]. The environmental campaign group … Continue reading

      28th Jun 2017

      Changes to judicial review are pricing communities out of justice

      New changes to “judicial review” legal cases mean protecting the environment might just have got a whole lot more expensive. Equality before the law. It’s one of the oldest principles of our democracy – that the courts should treat you … Continue reading

      15th Jun 2017

      Great Repeal Bill isn’t enough to protect our environment

      With the environment left out of the UK’s Article 50 letter, it’s vital that the Great Repeal Bill brings over not just the laws, but the principles, which protect our environment warns Friends of the Earth as the Great Repeal Bill White … Continue reading

      30th Mar 2017

      Brexit white paper – Friends of the Earth reaction

      The government’s Brexit white paper commitment to bring current EU environmental protections into UK law is welcomed by Friends of the Earth but, as the charity points out, the devil will be in the detail.

      2nd Feb 2017

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