Environmental issues, such as air pollution, access to green space and climate change should not affect the more vulnerable in society unfairly. Sustainability can help diverse communities thrive, whether in the UK or around the world.


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      Campaigners in court to protect free speech from injunctions

      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

      5th Mar 2019

      Brexit technical papers – even at this advanced stage, lack of detail is major concern

      The government has published 25 technical notices today laying out preparation for the so-called Brexit ‘no-deal’ scenario, still considered the most damaging outcome.

      23rd Aug 2018

      Civil society groups speak out against attempts to silence them

      To mark National Democracy Week (2-8 July), 11 not-for-profits have urged the government to protect our democracy from policies like the Lobbying Act.

      5th Jul 2018

      Discover why women will save the planet this International Women’s Day

      When women have a seat at the table, we all benefi. Learn why we can’t fix climate change without fixing gender equality, and hear from some of the key women leading the charge for both, in the 2nd edition of … Continue reading

      8th Mar 2018

      Help protect our Friends in Russia

      Last month, Andrei and two fellow activists – part of Friends of the Earth Russia – were brutally attacked. Andrei was hospitalised. They were assaulted after investigating the apparently illegal construction of a mansion and vineyard on public forest land near the Black … Continue reading

      19th Jan 2018

      UN Committee scrutinises UK government over Brexit

      A UN committee says that Britain’s Brexit bill may have broken international environment law. Campaigners challenge government’s failure to consult the public on the effect of the Brexit Withdrawal Bill on the environment UN-backed committee’s decision means there are questions … Continue reading

      10th Jan 2018

      Solidarity with Human Rights and Environment Defenders (Open meeting – Tues 12th December)

      This month’s open meeting will hear about the work of Friends of the Earth International and the local Amnesty International group on their work to protect human rights and environmental defenders around the world.

      8th Dec 2017

      Stop land-grabbing for palm oil (Friends of the Earth Nigeria)

      We urge you to support us in adding more voices to our struggle against large-scale industrial oil palm plantations by Okomu Oil Palm PLC (a member of the global SOCFIN). After successful protest marches on the streets of Edo State … Continue reading

      7th Aug 2017

      UN committee tells UK government to urgently reverse changes so that going to court is not prohibitively expensive

      The compliance committee for the UN Aarhus Convention – to which the UK is a signatory – has concluded in its latest report that recent government changes to court costs in environmental legal cases further remove the UK from compliance … Continue reading

      2nd Aug 2017

      What is the DUP’s approach to key green issues in Northern Ireland?

      With the 10 MPs of the DUP now so powerful in Westminster, they have an important influence on the environment across the UK. So what is the DUP’s approach to key environmental issues in Northern Ireland? What is DUP policy … Continue reading

      29th Jun 2017