This climate is changing. But it’s not too late to do something about it. What we do over the next five years will make a real difference to our lives and the lives of future generations.

Here at Manchester Friends of the Earth, we’re working locally to support people who want to live more sustainably, and to encourage businesses and other organisations to endorse Manchester’s climate change plan, A Certain Future.

We’re also keeping up the pressure on politicians to ensure the Government lives up to its pledge to be the greenest ever, setting us on a path to a clean, safe, nuclear-free energy supply and taking the lead in securing a strong and fair international climate deal.


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We Need a Fossil Free European Investment Bank (

Our finance ministers are meeting this Friday 14 June as Governors of the European Investment Bank. This is a once-in-a-year event, and we must demand that they take a stand against the Bank’s dirty relationship with fossil fuels. Continue reading

13th Jun 2019


Government sets net zero carbon target by 2050

Responding to Theresa May’s announcement that the UK will today table legislation to set a target for net zero carbon emission by 2050, Friends of the Earth chief executive Craig Bennett said: Continue reading

11th Jun 2019


Sign up for #TheTimeIsNow mass climate lobby (26th June)

It’s no secret we’re facing a climate emergency. So why does it seem our MPs are the last to know?

We need to tell them that it’s time to sit up and take notice. Time to act. Time to fight climate chaos. Continue reading

4th Jun 2019


Countries, cities and corporations committing to go ‘carbon neutral’

In May 2017, the people of Greater Manchester elected Andy Burnham as GM Mayor. In his manifesto, he committed to a new, accelerated ambition for Greater Manchester on the green economy and carbon neutrality, building on the leadership of the … Continue reading


Flight Free UK

Flight Free UK is a people-powered campaign which asks people to agree not to fly in the year of 2020 – knowing that 100,000 others have pledged to do the same. It’s about taking collective responsibility to reduce the amount we fly in order to lessen our impact on the planet. Continue reading

3rd Jun 2019


What climate targets have been set in Manchester?

Find out more about the climate targets that have been set in Manchester and Greater Manchester Continue reading

19th May 2019


Druridge Bay: UK power stations already have enough coal, new figures reveal

No need for Northumberland opencast coal mine, says Friends of the Earth Communities Secretary James Brokenshire is being urged to reject planning permission for an opencast coal mine in Northumberland after Friends of the Earth revealed that UK power stations … Continue reading

14th May 2019

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European Union elections 2019 – will the environment win?

Ahead of polling day on Thursday 23rd May, Manchester Friends of the Earth are inviting all North West MEP candidates to let their voters know their views on the 10 questions on key environmental issues. We will publish the results as they come in. Continue reading

12th May 2019


Public support for fracking at all time low

Time to pull the plug on this destructive, unnecessary and unwanted industry Continue reading

9th May 2019


Friends of the Earth reacts to Environment Agency’s strategy to tackle flooding and coastal change

Focus must first and foremost be on slashing emissions so that we can avoid the worst consequences of climate chaos in the first place Continue reading