“Intentional Trespass” consultation: Stand with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities and defend your fundamental right to protest.
The Government is considering creating a new offence that will criminalise trespassing and ‘unauthorised encampments’. This means that Gypsies and Travellers could face imprisonment for their way of life, communities could be banned from returning to a specific area for a year, and could have their homes taken away.
“This ruling is an absolutely ground-breaking result for climate justice. We were fighting a project that would have had dire implications for present and future generations.” Will Rundle, head of legal at Friends of the Earth.
Summary: A new approach to environmental protections will be vital in tackling the climate and nature emergency. However, the Environment Bill currently fails to deliver the promised level of ambition: gold standard protections, a demonstration of global environmental leadership, and a world-leading watchdog.
A petition from over 300,000 people calling for tougher government action on plastic pollution will be handed in to 10 Downing Street on Wednesday (26 February), by Friends of the Earth and the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI).
Campaign group Fossil Free Greater Manchester is calling on the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) to ensure that all its investments are free from coal mining, the most-polluting fossil fuel, by the end of 2020.
This Thursday (27th) the Court of Appeal will hand down it’s ruling in Friends of the Earth’s legal challenge against Heathrow Airport’s third runway, in the most important environmental law case in this country for over a generation.
This year has seen the issue of poor water quality returning to public consciousness and highlighted at a national level. Recent reports have shown that water companies are performing consistently badly, with pollution events increasing and causing damage to local environments, wildlife, and putting human health at risk.
Friends of the Earth is urging sport stadiums and other venues across the UK to introduce reusable cup initiatives after Arsenal revealed today that its scheme - introduced at the start of the season - has already prevented an incredible half a million single-use plastic cups being chucked away.
In terms of compliance with the third pillar concerning access to environmental justice, the UK government relied on the existing process of JR alongside statutory reviews - at that point assuming they were Aarhus compliant. However, as set out below that has not proved to be the case and the UK remains to this day in non-compliance with certain provisions of the Convention.
Around 50,000 signatures to the Alliance’s petition  will be handed into 10 Downing Street on Wednesday. The petition is addressed to the Secretaries of State for Transport, and Culture, Media and Sport, asking for no further damage to be done to the archaeological landscape of the Stonehenge World Heritage Site.
Northern Quarter consultation : Piccadilly Station to Victoria station walking and cycling proposal – Love Your Bike response.
Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the consultation on the proposed walking and cycling route from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Victoria Station. Our response is into sections that correspond with the structure of the consultation document. Each section …
Offsetting. Everybody’s at it. Shell says that it offsets the petrol that its customers buy. The aviation industry has said offsetting is how we can carry on flying. Some countries even want to offset their emissions. But what is carbon offsetting and does it work?