On 22nd July, Rochdale became the latest local authority in Greater Manchester to declare a ‘Climate Emergency’. So far 7 of the 10 local councils have supported motions that formally declare a ‘climate emergency’. Trafford Council was the first out … Continue reading
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
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
Local authorities can take some action on climate change but they could do so much more if the government empowered and enabled them. Continue reading
Find out more about the climate targets that have been set in Manchester and Greater Manchester Continue reading
Ahead of polling day on Thursday 23rd May, Manchester Friends of the Earth are inviting all North West MEP candidates to let their voters know their views on the 10 questions on key environmental issues. We will publish the results as they come in. Continue reading
Humans are causing climate change. Here are six actions on climate change that make a big difference. More information on this actions is shown below. 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
Here’s one more simple action we can all take to reduce our own impact on the planet – switching to 100% renewable energy. Continue reading
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.
The Fund now stands at £3,800 for up to 10 projects. Apply now if you have a environmental, cooperative or community project within the Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council boundary.
How Local Government Pension Funds are failing to protect themselves from the financial risks of climate change. Continue reading
What is the IPCC – and why is there so much fuss about this new UN report on the effects of global warming?
Brexit will affect many different aspects of our environment, from wildlife to air pollution. Here we look at what impact Brexit will have on fracking. Continue reading
All the good news about fighting climate change in one place. Despite a year of Donald Trump, there are solid grounds for optimism as global investment in clean energy soars. We’re 1 year on from Donald Trump’s inauguration. What a … Continue reading
Friends of the Earth Europe commissioned a team of climate change scientists to determine how much gas Europe can afford to use in its future energy mix.
On Saturday 14 October, people across the world stood together in an international day of action to protect our futures from fossil fuel projects.
Are you passionate about Manchester becoming a leading city for action on climate change? Can you help to engage and inspire new audiences to get involved? Do you have experience of bringing about positive change (not necessarily on climate change)?
Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey and deadly monsoons in South East Asia – politicians need to wake up and treat climate change like a threat to national security. Just imagine, for a moment, that the US and UK governments received an … Continue reading