Can the climate afford Europe’s gas addiction?

Friends of the Earth Europe commissioned a team of climate change scientists to determine how much gas Europe can afford to use in its future energy mix.

7th Nov 2017

	

What can I do to stop pumpkin waste?

Pumpkin is not just for Halloween. We send 18,000 tonnes of squash to landfill a year. Save money and food by cooking delicious pumpkin all year round.

28th Oct 2017

	

#ProtectOurFutures action in Manchester

On Saturday 14 October, people across the world stood together in an international day of action to protect our futures from fossil fuel projects.

12th Oct 2017
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Help Reduce Plastic in Oceans

Plastic is choking our oceans and killing marine life. Every year we throw away millions of tonnes of plastic. And vast amounts of it finds its way into the ocean.

23rd Nov 2017
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Tell Greater Manchester Pension Fund that it’s (well past) time to start divesting !

The Greater Manchester Pension Fund is consulting on its Investment Strategy Statement. The closing date for responses is Sunday 19 November. There’s more detail below, but our key message is that engagement with fossil fuel companies doesn’t work, and that … Continue reading

13th Nov 2017
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Support tougher restrictions on bee-harming pesticides

Environment Secretary Michael Gove finally backed tougher restrictions on bee-harming pesticides called neonicotinoids. His landmark decision is down to millions of people keeping up the pressure for a full ban on bee-harming neonics – and it demonstrates just how powerful … Continue reading

9th Nov 2017
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October Waste campaign meeting

We held the October Waste campaign meeting this Wednesday during which we discussed our findings about Manchester take-away businesses and planned future actions. To recap, our campaign focuses on single-use items in local take-aways. The aim is to influence businesses … Continue reading

15th Oct 2017
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#ProtectOurFutures action in Manchester

On Saturday 14 October, people across the world stood together in an international day of action to protect our futures from fossil fuel projects.

12th Oct 2017
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Getting the North on Track: our Message to Conservative Conference

On the morning of Monday 2nd October, “Thomas the Tank engine” and a pre-pay meter, helped transport campaigners ask Conservative Party conference delegates to put some money in the electricity meter to help fund the rail electrification programme that the … Continue reading

 
 
2nd Oct 2017
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Reported “diesel tax” right move for health – says Friends of the Earth

Newspaper articles suggest there will be a new tax on diesel vehicles announced in the Autumn budget.

10th Nov 2017
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New report reveals Greater Manchester councils investing £1.8 BILLION in climate-wrecking companies

National data released today has revealed that Greater Manchester’s local authority pension fund is investing £1.8 billion in the fossil fuel industry [1]. Campaigners say the controversial investments threaten the climate and also represent an unacceptable financial risk to both … Continue reading

 
 
9th Nov 2017
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Media Briefing: Can the climate afford Europe’s gas addiction? (Friends of the Earth Europe)

New research from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research shows the incompatibility of EU climate action in line with its commitments under the Paris Agreement, and continued gas use. Friends of the Earth Europe commissioned a team of climate … Continue reading

7th Nov 2017
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Manchester Friends of the Earth response to the ‘Congestion Conversation’

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham launched a ‘Congestion Conversation’ in which he would like to hear about ‘how congestion is impacting people’s lives’ and canvas ideas for reducing it. Manchester Friends of the Earth encouraged people to response to the … Continue reading

2nd Nov 2017

	
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Stockport Local Plan and SEMMMS refresh – consultation responses

Manchester Friends of the Earth have submitted consultation responses to both the Stockport Local Plan and SEMMMS (South East Manchester Multi-Modal Strategy) Refresh consultations.

9th Oct 2017

	

Our response to DEFRA consultation on Improving Air Quality

On 15th June 2017, we submitted this response to the Government’s plans for tackling nitrogen oxide pollution in our towns and cities. With thanks to Client Earth for their guidance on these issues and this particular consultation.

15th Jun 2017