“It’s the greatest injustice of climate change, those least responsible for causing the crisis are the first to suffer” Friends of the Earth call for change in legal status of refugees
Friends of the Earth is calling on Theresa May to address the increasing link between climate change and human migration ahead of the UN General Assembly’s high-level summit to address the movement of refugees and migrants in New York. World leaders at the UN … Continue reading
Manchester Friends of the Earth have received a generous donation of £800 from Action for Sustainable Living. This is in memory of Chris Wright (1946 – 2014), who founded the local charity which empowered people to join together and create their own … Continue reading
British bees are under threat from bee-harming pesticides called neonicotinoids. Let’s ban bee-harming pesticides, for good.
Prime Minister Theresa May had the opportunity to kill Hinkley. Instead she’s gambling with taxpayers money. The Hinkley Point C politics has a lot in common with a high-stakes poker game.
Fight the blight of air pollution and save lives. Sign up to ditch diesel today. It’s a shocking stat: air pollution causes 40,000 early deaths in the UK every single year.
Responding to the government’s announcement to spend £18bn on a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset, Simon Bullock, senior climate campaigner for Friends of the Earth said: “Hinkley is a project from a dying era, which would … Continue reading
What are UK universities doing about climate change and the Paris Climate Agreement? Universities play a pivotal role in understanding climate change and how to avoid its worst impacts.
The people least responsible for causing the climate crisis are the first to be affected. Last week a small group of people staged a protest at London’s City Airport to draw attention to a fact that doesn’t get enough attention: … Continue reading
The hot debate on climate risk and pension investments: Does practice stack up against the law? (Investor Report)
ClientEarth and ShareAction established a project in 2015 which set out to clarify the legal obligations of UK pension fund trustees and their asset managers to assess and manage climate and carbon-related financial risks (“climate risk”).
Reacting to today’s government response on the action they are taking on air quality, Jenny Bates, Friends of the Earth air pollution campaigner, said: “Despite the mounting evidence of the dangers people face having to breathe our illegally dirty air, … Continue reading
Following the close of the formal consultation we have put together the content for the new 10-year Parks Strategy for Manchester.
Cyclists in three UK cities – Nottingham, Sheffield and Edinburgh – have raised concerns about the safety of tram tracks following a series of accidents. John Melia was run over by a car after his wheel got caught in a … Continue reading
Controversial Druridge Bay opencast coal mine ‘called in’ by minister – Friends of the Earth reaction
Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has ‘called in’ a controversial planning application for a large opencast coal mine at Druridge Bay on climate change grounds, it has been revealed today.
Important to highlight air pollution & climate injustice – Friends of the Earth reaction to Black Lives Matter UK protest
Today’s (6 September) Black Lives Matter UK protest at City Airport rightly draws attention to the UK’s air pollution crisis and its disproportionate impact on black and poorer communities, and to the injustice of climate change which is already impacting … Continue reading
Manchester City Council are proposing to reduce the speed limit on Princess Road to 30mph over the entire route from the M60 slip roads to the Mancunian Way (Medlock Street roundabout). This change will help to promote a safer and … Continue reading
Reacting to the Planning Inspectorate’s decision today to approve plans to widen the M4 between Reading and London by using the hard shoulder, Jenny Bates of Friends of the Earth said: “This is awful news for local people and the … Continue reading
Following the vote to leave the EU, there’s a lot of uncertainty. But one thing is clear. No matter how people voted – leave or remain – no one voted to damage our environment.<
Friends of the Earth International calculates that government revenue lost to tax havens over a 15 year period could power Africa, Latin America and much of Asia with 100% renewable energy. Globally every year up to $600 billion dollars of government revenue is … Continue reading
On balance, EU membership has been good for the UK’s environment, but it hasn’t been perfect. Brexit offers us an opportunity to reimagine the much vilified Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for the good of our farmers and our rural environment. … Continue reading
Government must phase out diesel says Friends of the Earth, as MPs call for clear transport strategy
The Department for Transport must put in place a plan to phase out diesel says Friends of the Earth, as the Environmental Audit Committee today (1 September) releases a report calling for a clear sustainable transport strategy to meet air quality … Continue reading