But tougher measures and transitional support needed to help all Londoners breathe more easily.
The introduction today of the first phase of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in central London has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth.
Ahead of polling day, Manchester Friends of the Earth will be asking all local council candidates standing in the election to let people know their views on a range of key environmental issues. Continue reading
This year’s event saw a more than doubling of attendees with over 1700 people meeting together from across Greater Manchester to hear the latest on the region’s plans to tackle Climate change and to work together to share ideas and inspiration on how this could be achieved. Continue reading
Friends of the Earth today celebrated a huge legal victory over oil and gas giant INEOS at the Court of Appeal as INEOS’ anti-protest injunction is declared unlawful. Continue reading
A summary of the transformative change government must drive, and ways in which people can take action to align the UK to the 1.5°C Paris Climate Agreement. Continue reading
Annual greenhouse gas emissions data is released today. Research shows that £22bn additional funds needed to avert climate chaos. Continue reading
At today’s Green Summit, GM-CAN members will call on Mayor Andy Burnham and the 10 council leaders to declare a climate emergency and take bolder actions to tackle our climate-wrecking emissions more rapidly. Continue reading
Our response to the GMCA 5 Year Environment Plan, which was launched at the 2019 Green Summit. Continue reading
New report shows it’s time for industry to stump up. “You pollute, you pay.” says Friends of the Earth as they call for a new carbon tax. The UK coal, oil and gas industries cause £44 billion pounds of damage … Continue reading
Despite the rain we had a depressingly successful litter pick at Chorlton Brook on Saturday clearing away loads of stuff that had been dumped – half of which can be recycled. Continue reading
Our campaign to stop fast-tracked fracking has reached a crucial stage. Together, we’ve been able to force another debate in parliament on the government’s proposals to change planning rules to make it easier for companies to start exploratory fracking. This … Continue reading
Here’s one more simple action we can all take to reduce our own impact on the planet – switching to 100% renewable energy. Continue reading
The plan that will shape the region’s development over the next 20 years has some decent policies, but they’re not reflected in the sites allocated for development. Continue reading
“It’s a harsh change of tone that may see Sky’s Ocean Rescue campaign to clear plastic pollution from our oceans ditched from the team jersey in favour of Ineos.” Continue reading
Climate change should be at heart of economic policy, not consigned to the margins. Continue reading
Legal proceedings to commence on 11th March 2019, with demonstration taking place outside the High Court from 9am.
Inland waterways must be routinely monitored for microplastic pollution New research  by Bangor University and Friends of the Earth has found microplastic pollution in some of Britain’s most iconic and remote rivers and lakes.
Ashton MP Angela Rayner, Salford Mayor Paul Dennett and Manchester City leader Richard Leese support Better Buses passenger action (Better Buses for Greater Manchester campaign)
Better Buses Action Week (4th-11th March) – initiated by campaign group Better Buses for Greater Manchester – is a week of creative action to get local leaders and Andy Burnham’s attention, supported by Ashton MP Angela Rayner and Manchester City … Continue reading
Friends of the Earth made an intervention at the Court of Appeal to support the right to peaceful protest. We supported the appeals brought by Joe Corré, activist and fashion designer, and Joe Boyd, who are challenging a wide-ranging and … Continue reading