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PM speech: Green and fair recovery essential – Friends of the Earth

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The Prime Minister must put the environment at the heart of his economic recovery plans, says Friends of the Earth ahead of a keynote speech by Mr Johnson tomorrow (Tuesday). 

Friends of the Earth climate campaigner Muna Suleiman said: 

“A green and fair recovery must be the centrepiece of Boris Johnson’s economic recovery plans, not just a decorative strand.  

“Bold infrastructure ideas are certainly needed to boost the flagging economy, but climate-wrecking investments, such as roads, will only lock us further into the climate crisis. 

“We must build back better with comprehensive energy efficiency programmes, safer walking and cycling, and world class public transport. 

“It’s time to end our fossil fuel dependency and build a clean and fair future that delivers for us all in this critical recovery.”


For more information contact the Friends of the Earth press office on 020 7566 1649 / 07718 394786 (out of hours – please do not text this number) or by emailing

Notes to editors: 

1. About Friends of the Earth: Friends of the Earth is an international community dedicated to the protection of the natural world and the wellbeing of everyone in it. We bring together more than two million people in 75 countries, combining people power all over the world to transform local actions into global impact. For more information visit: follow us at @friends_earth, or like our Facebook page. 

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