Today (28th September 2018) – on a global day of action to end poverty, reduce inequalities, and tackle climate change – a coalition of civil society organisations has launched a manifesto with core demands for the political leadership of the EU and the candidates in the 2019 European Elections. Continue reading
Our environment can’t wait. For too long action has been seen as something that will only benefit future generations or put off as a ‘nice to have’. But the harm done by problems such as air pollution and run-away climate … Continue reading
A State visit by Donald Trump to the UK adds legitimacy to his ideas and actions. That’s why we oppose rolling out the red carpet for Donald Trump.
Fracking firm Cuadrilla has started work on their site at Preston New Road in Lancashire, despite opposition from local residents and their elected representatives. If they succeed in fracking it would be the first time fracking has taken place in the UK … Continue reading
After more than a year of investigation, the ASA has closed fracking company Cuadrilla’s complaint against Friends of the Earth without making a ruling. Meanwhile, evidence of the risks of fracking continues to grow.
The Government is consulting on plans to introduce Clean Air Zones in 5 cities in England (Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Derby and Southampton) to reduce air pollution. Unfortunately, Greater Manchester is not currently included – despite estimates that air pollution causes … Continue reading
We do not support the building of new nuclear power plants in the UK. The UK is blessed with huge resources of renewable energy such as offshore wind, tidal and solar. According to independent experts, these can provide all the … Continue reading
In a Nutshell: Cleaner beaches and drinking water, less air pollution, safer products and protected wildlife are all things we’ve gained from being part of the European Union (EU). But it hasn’t all been positive. For example, the Common Agriculture … Continue reading
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) could have major impacts on farming and food production in the European Union. Corporate lobby groups on both sides of the Atlantic are pushing for more market access, but European and American food … Continue reading
The history of the EU’s fishing policy is one of criticism and improvement. It is therefore unclear why the UK would want to abandon ship at this point.
Thanks to the EU over 95% of our beaches are clean enough to swim in.In the 1970s we used to pump our untreated sewage straight into the sea.
On International Women’s Day, 8th March 2016, we raise our voices in indignation at the brutal murder of our sister Berta Cáceres – indigenous Lenca leader, community organiser, grassroots feminist and environmental justice activist. Berta was murdered in her home … Continue reading
EU action on pollution has led to big improvements in the quality of our air. However, much more needs to be done. Every year, filthy and invisible air pollution leads to tens of thousands of premature deaths in the UK.
Countries in the EU are banned from using 3 bee-harming pesticides. If we weren’t in the EU, they would still be in use here. Bees are great. They pollinate many of our food crops and wild flowers.
Healthy Air Campaign consultation response: Draft plans to improve air quality in the UK – tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities
Healthy Air Campaign consultation response: Draft plans to improve air quality in the UK – tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities.
Headline: The Chancellor’s changes mean that from 2017 a new greener car will cost nearly a £1,000 more. The changes hit greener cars far harder than more polluting cars. Detail: The Budget announced changes to the Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) … Continue reading
In a Nutshell: Cities are where most people live and where we consume most of the world’s resources. Their impact is felt in every corner of the world. Most cities are heavily polluting and scarred by inequality, but cities have … Continue reading
Why dropping the obsession with economic growth is the route to a better future.
STOP PRESS: The Council has agreed to defer consideration of the application for Coal Bed Methane testing and production (81446/RENEWAL/2013) from tonight’s Planning Committee meeting in order to enable it to give further consideration to environmental issues raised by objectors. … Continue reading