Reacting to the Chancellor’s Budget, Friends of the Earth’s head of policy, Mike Childs, said: “This Budget contains a massive road-building programme which completely destroys any pretence of UK government leadership ahead of this years’ crucial climate summit.
Campaigners call on Manchester to reduce climate-wrecking emissions from Manchester Airport, and drop road building schemes
Manchester Friends of the Earth welcomes the City Council’s ambition to halve carbon emissions from the city’s homes, workplaces and ground transport over the next five years and to reduce aviation emissions from Manchester Airport.
Manchester FoE is fuelled by volunteer energy. Why not come to a group meeting, come and find us at event, or look into specific volunteering opportunities? [links will be included here]
Friends of the Earth won its campaign to protect the climate from Heathrow's planned third runway. Lawyer Katie de Kauwe reflects on the significance of the win – and what it might mean for other projects.
“This ruling is an absolutely ground-breaking result for climate justice. We were fighting a project that would have had dire implications for present and future generations.” Will Rundle, head of legal at Friends of the Earth.
“Intentional Trespass” consultation: Stand with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities and defend your fundamental right to protest.
The Government is considering creating a new offence that will criminalise trespassing and ‘unauthorised encampments’. This means that Gypsies and Travellers could face imprisonment for their way of life, communities could be banned from returning to a specific area for a year, and could have their homes taken away.