A net zero carbon budget for the whole transport sector

Analysis shows Department for Transport plans will cause UK to breach carbon budgets; radical new plan needed to cut aviation and road transport carbon by 2030 Continue reading

27th Jun 2019

	
Dirty Air Hits the Vulnerable Hardest

The GM Clean Air Conversation

Speak up for Healthy Air People in Greater Manchester can comment on proposals for a Clean Air Plan. This is an opportunity to demand strong action on pollution from transport and get the healthy air our city deserves. You can … Continue reading

19th Jun 2019
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Countries, cities and corporations committing to go ‘carbon neutral’

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

4th Jun 2019

	

Tell GM Pension Fund Stop Funding Climate Destruction (19th July)

GMPF continue to invest more than £1 Billion in fossil fuel companies – including nearly £700 million in companies like Shell and BP which spend millions of pounds in actively obstructing action against climate change. Continue reading

3rd Jul 2019
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Dirty Air Hits the Vulnerable Hardest

The GM Clean Air Conversation

Speak up for Healthy Air People in Greater Manchester can comment on proposals for a Clean Air Plan. This is an opportunity to demand strong action on pollution from transport and get the healthy air our city deserves. You can … Continue reading

19th Jun 2019
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Ask your Council to become pesticide-free.

In March 2019, Trafford Council agreed to phase out the use of all pesticides and weed killers on council land and to cut out the use of glyphosate based treatments in all council operations in one year. Continue reading

17th Jun 2019
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Joining the long queue for Better Buses in Greater Manchester!

On a blustery evening, Manchester Friends of the Earth campaigners joined the ‘Longest Queue for Better Buses’ rally outside Andy Burnham’s offices on Oxford Street. Continue reading

2nd Jul 2019
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Buzzin’ nature campaign stall at the Manchester Festival of Nature (Saturday 29th June)

On one of the hottest days of the year (so far) Manchester Friends of the Earth nature campaign volunteers joined forces with a group of incredible nature organisations to celebrate Manchester’s wonderful wildlife in Heaton Park as part of the fantastic Manchester Festival of Nature #MFON. Continue reading

1st Jul 2019
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Green Summit #2 Salford Quays

This year’s event saw a more than doubling of attendees with over 1700 people meeting together from across Greater Manchester to hear the latest on the region’s plans to tackle Climate change and to work together to share ideas and inspiration on how this could be achieved. Continue reading

3rd Apr 2019
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Plant more trees to protect us from extreme heat, says Friends of the Earth as temperatures soar

With heat-related health warnings in place across Europe, and temperatures in the UK set to soar today (29.06), Friends of the Earth is calling for increased tree cover to help protect people from the impact of extreme heat and avert climate breakdown. Continue reading

 
 
29th Jun 2019
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We need a transport revolution, as UK passes net zero emissions law

Friends of the Earth has released a new study showing that for the UK to deliver on its new net zero greenhouse gas target, a 20% reduction in car travel needs to be a reality in the next 11 years. Further, 100% of new cars need to be electric, and flights will have to be reduced by around 18% Continue reading

27th Jun 2019
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Friends of the Earth commences High Court action against Cuadrilla over ‘unlawful’ anti-protest injunction

“Injunctions such as that granted to Cuadrilla, raise very significant human rights issues and are a sinister attempt to use the law to stop peaceful protest against the fracking industry.” Continue reading

25th Jun 2019
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North West Friends of the Earth, Liverpool FoE and Manchester FoE response to the Aviation 2050: the future of UK aviation – consultation

Earlier this year, the Government published a consultation document ‘Aviation 2050: the future of UK aviation’. This document laid out some specific policy proposals that may be included in the final aviation strategy. Continue reading

21st Jun 2019

	

Letter to Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs : re draft Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan

Manchester Friends of the Earth are writing to you regarding Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan – Tackling Nitrogen Dioxide Exceedances at the Roadside – Outline Business Case. Continue reading

17th May 2019

	

Open letter from GM-CAN to Manchester City Council

The Greater Manchester Climate Action Network calls on Manchester City Council to declare a climate emergency. Continue reading

1st May 2019