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.
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
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.
Switching to a green energy supplier is cheaper and easier than you think says Friends of the Earth.
“This is a quietly critical report that doesn’t give the fracking industry any revived sense of hope. The NAO have several concerns including the mark-your-own-homework approach to regulation and the lack of clarity over who should be responsible for clean-up costs if fracking ever got going.
Polling reveals that nearly two thirds of Britons are concerned about the climate impact of Heathrow expansion.
Climate campaigners are urging Trafford councillors to support a motion calling on the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) to stop funding fossil fuel companies at the Trafford Council meeting on Wednesday 9th October.
Salford has topped the table of the most climate-friendly councils in the North West, according to new research by Friends of the Earth released today (Thursday 3 October) with Pendle and Ribble Valley councils not doing so well.
Youth Strike 4 Climate Manchester news release: THOUSANDS STRIKING IN MANCHESTER: Demonstrators from all over Greater Manchester joined the #GlobalClimateStrike last Friday!
For what was the largest climate mobilisation in history, millions of people took to the streets to protest. The youth called on everyone, not just the young people, to join them on the 20th of September in demonstrations ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit.