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
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Over the last three decades, reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have made it increasingly clear that wide-scale societal and political changes are required to ensure a sustainable, resilient future.
Stockport Council is planning to scrap the free Metroshuttle bus service in Stockport town centre.
Palm oil expansion is increasing deforestation, ravaging some of the planet’s remaining rainforests, home to the endangered Orangutans.
At the Mayor’s Green Summit in March 2018, Andy Burnham announced his ambition for Greater Manchester to be ‘carbon neutral’ by 2038.
Just a few of the dozens of wildflowers we sowed in Cheadle Hulme in April.
Atmosphere: Towards a proper strategy for tackling Greater Manchester’s air pollution crisis (IPPR North)
The levels of air pollution in Greater Manchester are lethal and illegal. In groundbreaking new analysis, King’s College London (KCL) has estimated that 1.6 million life years will be lost in Greater Manchester in the coming century due to its … Continue reading
The Plastic-Free Takeaways campaign team held their first stall at the Levenshulme market on Saturday the 24th of March. Ali, Lucie, Mirjam and Sébastien all arrived around 10am under a nice sunshine and Ian was an unexpected but appreciated addition … Continue reading
It’s time for free bus travel as new figures expected to show Department for Transport failing on climate change (Friends of the Earth)
Annual greenhouse gas emissions data released today Move to electric cars needed, but alone won’t solve the problem says new research Friends of the Earth propose free bus travel as part of sensible solution
Commenting on the ‘Greater Manchester Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment – Spatial Framework’ published today (7 January), which sets out the planning blueprint for the city region for the next twenty years, Helen Rimmer, North West campaigner at … Continue reading
Government urged to take no deal Brexit off table to protect our environment
Greater Manchester will soon be deciding on its Clear Air Plan and we need urgent action to reduce air pollution and help us breathe more easily. Manchester has the highest rate of hospital admissions for asthma in the country and … Continue reading
A missed opportunity to put climate risks front and centre – the government falls short on revised planning policy Friends of the Earth’s take on the NPPF2
The government has just missed about 10 open goals to protect the environment. It’s probably the most immediate way that the public could influence the quality of life in the place they live. Yet the town and country planning system – … Continue reading
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) recently consulted on the Government’s draft Clean Air Strategy. Manchester Friends of the Earth detailed response is available (pdf). See below for the introduction to our response and why we need … Continue reading