Time is running out for realistic climate commitments warns government climate advisor – Friends of the Earth reaction
The Hague, 26 May 2021 - For the first time in history, a judge has held a corporation liable for causing dangerous climate change. Today, as a result of legal action brought by Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie) together with 17,000 co-plaintiffs and six other organisations, the court in The Hague ruled that Shell must reduce its CO2 emissions by 45% within 10 years. This historic verdict has enormous consequences for Shell and other big polluters globally.
“Case for Cumbrian coal mine at its weakest”: Friends of the Earth reacts to council withdrawing support for Whitehaven coal
News release: Climate and ecological emergency should be deal breaker in all council actions, say local election candidates
Mozambique gas project: High Court to hear application for legal challenge over UK government financial support
Over 100 people attended the Greater Manchester Climate and Environment Hustings on Thursday evening (1 st April), to hear candidates Andy Burnham (Labour), Melanie Horrocks (Green) and Simon Lepori (Liberal Democrats) set out their commitments to address the climate and ecological emergencies if they are elected Mayor of Greater Manchester on 6th May.
Government ban on UK funding of overseas fossil fuel projects: Friends of the Earth warns that exemptions would be disastrous
Research by Friends of the Earth has revealed that creating 250,000 green apprenticeships leading to jobs including in renewable energy, woodland creation, and peatland restoration, would help address the crises in youth unemployment (that could cost today's unemployed young people £39bn in future earnings), and climate breakdown.
Local councils in the north west still have over a billion pounds invested in planet-wrecking fossil fuels through local government pension funds. Freedom of information requests by environmental campaigners found that, despite decreases in recent years, local government pensions in the north west held over £1.4 Billion of investments …