Ahead of polling day, Manchester Friends of the Earth will be asking all local council candidates standing in the election to let people know their views on a range of key environmental issues. Continue reading
A summary of the transformative change government must drive, and ways in which people can take action to align the UK to the 1.5°C Paris Climate Agreement. Continue reading
Our response to the GMCA 5 Year Environment Plan, which was launched at the 2019 Green Summit. Continue reading
Our leaders have let us down. But from school children going on strike, to the rise of clean, affordable community energy, millions of people across the world have recognised the climate emergency – and are doing something about it. Continue reading
Climate-wrecking coal should be a thing of the past, right?
But Communities Secretary James Brokenshire is about to decide whether to approve an opencast coalmine in Druridge Bay, Northumberland. Continue reading
The fracking industry is calling on the Prime Minister to weaken the rules on earthquakes. Write to your MP today to oppose this proposal
Despite the rain we had a depressingly successful litter pick at Chorlton Brook on Saturday clearing away loads of stuff that had been dumped – half of which can be recycled. Continue reading
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)
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 poisonous air. Continue reading
In the run up to the local elections in Greater Manchester on Thursday 2nd May, Manchester Friends of the Earth are asking all candidates standing for election to let voters know what they think about key environmental issues. Continue reading
But tougher measures and transitional support needed to help all Londoners breathe more easily.
The introduction today of the first phase of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in central London has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth.
Friends of the Earth today celebrated a huge legal victory over oil and gas giant INEOS at the Court of Appeal as INEOS’ anti-protest injunction is declared unlawful. Continue reading
The plan that will shape the region’s development over the next 20 years has some decent policies, but they’re not reflected in the sites allocated for development. Continue reading
A missed opportunity to put climate risks front and centre – the government falls short on revised planning policy
The government has just missed about 10 open goals to protect the environment. Continue reading
DEFRA recently consulted on the Government’s draft Clean Air Strategy. Here’s an introduction to our response and why we need both national and local government to take urgent action to clean up our toxic and illegal air. Continue reading