As the year ends many of us will be thinking about new year resolutions. Friends of the Earth wants everyone, especially those in power, to make 2020 the year we save the planet from catastrophic climate breakdown. It can be small, individual actions, or making the decision to join other people for collective change. Whatever you resolve to do, start the new decade feeling positive that we can all make a difference.
The Conservative Party failed to address the climate and nature emergency in this election but with floods and wildfires already destroying communities here and abroad, the new government cannot hide from its responsibilities and must urgently prioritise the climate crisis – says Friends of the Earth.
We're in a climate emergency that fossil fuel companies helped create. Right now BP is flooding the public with adverts about its clean energy. The truth is that more than 96% of BP's annual spend is still on oil and gas. We think these ads are greenwashing.
Over 1,000 prospective parliamentary candidates (1,031 as of 05/12/19) out of 3,006 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have taken a Friends of the Earth pledge to make the climate crisis a deal-breaker in how they would vote in parliament if elected.
Climate and Nature emergencies: Voters need to know where their Greater Manchester Parliamentary candidates stand
Time is running out to tackle the climate emergency. The new government will have to make climate action an absolute priority. So what would party leaders do for the environment if their party was in charge?
Manchester Friends of the Earth invite people to a discussion evening on Monday 11th November with Mike Childs, Head of Science, Policy and Research at Friends of the Earth (FoE) who will outline the UK's pathway for achieving net-zero greenhouse emissions - exploring what will need to happen to transport, power, buildings, land-use, industry, waste, shipping and aviation to get us there.