Paris climate talks – the big picture It’s because some of the world’s most vulnerable people are caught in a growing spiral of misery that the climate talks in Paris matter.
The world has landed in Malta this week – and our bees are there too – putting the plight of the world’s bees and pollinators on the agenda of people and governments meeting here from across the Commonwealth.
Voting is open for this year’s special edition Pinocchio Climate Awards! This year’s who’s who of nasty multinational companies whose activities have a direct impact on the climate and communities around the world. Those who use their influence, through lobbying, … Continue reading
Back in July the Government made the shocking decision to allow farmers to use bee-harming pesticides – even though the pesticides are banned across the EU.
TravelWatch NorthWest, the independent Community Interest Company representing users of all forms of public transport in NW England, is extremely distressed at proposals by Lancashire County Council, fostered by government spending cuts, to end all subsidy to bus services in … Continue reading
Reacting to Amber Rudd’s climate and energy speech, Friends of the Earth’s senior energy campaigner Simon Bullock said: “Amber Rudd is certainly taking UK energy policy in a new direction: unfortunately it’s backwards to the 20th century.
Friends of the Earth expressed disappointment and concern after the High Court today refused its application for a judicial review of the Government’s decision to allow banned bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides to be used on oil-seed rape seeds in some parts … Continue reading
Friends of the Earth campaigns for an economy that works for people, the environment and the planet. Internationally, we are facing the threat of climate change, reduced food security and ecological collapse. TTIP looks set to make things worse.
Government must have effective renewable energy plan, or risk legal challenge, warns Friends of the Earth
The government could face a legal challenge from Friends of the Earth if it fails to put in place a credible plan for meeting its 2020 renewables targets, the environmental organisation warned today.
Healthy Air Campaign consultation response: Draft plans to improve air quality in the UK – tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities
Healthy Air Campaign consultation response: Draft plans to improve air quality in the UK – tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities.
Friends of the Earth Indonesia (WALHI) is helping to evacuate babies, pregnant women and the elderly to safety as massive forest fires continue to rage.
It’s a whole year since the Government introduced a National Pollinator Strategy. But its efforts to protect our bees are still lacking. Together with the Bee Coalition we’ve evaluated the Government’s commitment to bees. It definitely needs to up its … Continue reading
We’ve been working with Friends of the Earth for over a decade. Together, we believe we can achieve a future for Britain that’s powered purely by clean, green electricity generated across the country.
The Government has today published a consultation which outlines proposals to allow fracking under national parks, AONBs, Sites of Scientific Interest and other protected areas, but rule out fracking from the surface in these areas.
The UK Government isn’t acting quickly enough on new evidence of the threats faced by bees and other pollinators in England, the Bee Coalition warned today, the first anniversary of the UK’s National Pollinator Strategy [NPS].
Housing and Planning Bill: ensuring a democratic, fair process that delivers sustainable development
Wildlife and Countryside Link (Link) brings together 46 voluntary organisations concerned with the conservation and protection of wildlife and the countryside. Our members practise and advocate environmentally sensitive land management, and encourage respect for and enjoyment of natural landscapes and … Continue reading
This morning, a group of us took to the streets of Manchester to send Barclays Bank a message that it’s not acceptable for them to be financing fracking in North Yorkshire.
Death, respiratory illnesses and evacuations as fires continue to rage over forest and peat lands in Kalimantan and Sumatra. In the past 3 months, haze from fires raging over forest and peat lands in Kalimantan and Sumatra, Indonesia has harmed … Continue reading
Next week we’ll be in the baroque surrounding of the Royal Courts of Justice for the first time in our legal challenge to the Government’s decision, back in July.
Fracking company Cuadrilla has taken issue with a fundraising leaflet produced by Friends of the Earth about our campaign to stop fracking. The leaflet highlights risks to communities across the country, and uses a case study of our work supporting … Continue reading