Ash dieback disease

1st Jul 2020

Friends of the Earth’s campaign to double UK tree cover is taking place against the background of the most serious disease to affect Britain’s trees since Dutch elm disease arrived in the 1970s. Ash dieback disease was first found in …

Photogratree Competition 2020 Winner

Photogratree Competition: Results!

23rd Jun 2020

The results of our 2020 Photogratree competition are in. Many thanks to our judge, nature photographer Luke Blazejewski. Of the winning entry, Luke writes ‘I love how the bright golden sky reflecting on the cold, snowy ground creates an idyllic …

Tell the Chancellor you want a green and fair recovery

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12th Jul 2020

The government has launched its latest plan to boost the economy after the effects of the coronavirus crisis. While it’s a step in the right direction, this plan is far from the green and fair recovery we need.

Ask your MP to back a green and fair recovery plan

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28th Jun 2020

In early July Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to announce a plan to boost the UK economy after the impacts of coronavirus. This could have far-reaching impacts for the climate and nature emergency if he doesn’t get it right.

Call for a more ambitious England Tree Strategy

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21st Jun 2020

The government has launched a public consultation on its new England Tree Strategy – a crucial policy on the future of trees in England. So now’s the chance to have your say.

Photogratree Competition 2020 Winner

Photogratree Competition: Results!

23rd Jun 2020

The results of our 2020 Photogratree competition are in. Many thanks to our judge, nature photographer Luke Blazejewski. Of the winning entry, Luke writes ‘I love how the bright golden sky reflecting on the cold, snowy ground creates an idyllic …

Photogratree Competition #foemcrtree

22nd Mar 2020

Calling all budding nature photographers! Our photo competition closes midday Sunday 20th June!

Car-free in the twenty minute city

11th Mar 2020

Imagine a city centre where you can get anywhere easily and safely. Where you can hear birdsong and breathe clean air. Where green spaces nestle amongst beautiful heritage and architecture. Where business, education and people flourish.

Mapped: more than one thousand locations in England still breaching air pollution limits

news release
29th Jul 2020

A data audit* by Friends of the Earth has revealed the 1,360 sites across England that have breached the annual Air Quality Objective for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) levels, which are set to protect health.

Revealed: unpublished government data shows England has enough land to triple tree cover

news release
23rd Jul 2020

Friends of the Earth has analysed unpublished Forestry Commission data and found that there is enough suitable land in England to triple tree cover in England, without impacting on other Priority Habitats such as peat bogs.

“A worrying hole where clarity and understanding should have been”: Friends of the Earth reacts to George Eustice pledge for nature to be at heart of green recovery

news release
20th Jul 2020

Environment group calls for more clarity on plans to protect the environment Friends of the Earth is also calling on the government not to water down planning laws that protect the environment.

Manchester Friends of the Earth response to the Local Plan consultation

1st May 2020

Manchester City Council is preparing its Local Plan – a plan for how the city will develop over the next 15 to 20 years.

The impact of coronavirus on the planning system

24th Apr 2020

COVID-19 is causing widespread disruption to the UK planning system, which is there to ensure that the development and use of land is in the public interest. How can the right of the public to hold local decision-makers to account (and scrutinise plans for development) be protected during these difficult times?

Environment Bill Second Reading (Friends of the Earth briefing)

26th Feb 2020

A new approach to environmental protections will be vital in tackling the climate and nature emergency. However, the Environment Bill currently fails to deliver...