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Landmark High Court judgment finds government’s climate plan ‘unlawful’ – again


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Issued on behalf of Friends of the Earth, ClientEarth and Good Law Project For the second time in less than two years, the High Court has found the UK government’s inadequate climate strategy to be unlawful. In today’s landmark High …

Local Elections 2024: Candidates pledge to make Climate a priority #LE2024


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With one day of campaigning to go before the local elections in Greater Manchester,  Manchester Friends of the Earth welcomes the cross-party support from candidates for urgent action on climate change and other environmental challenges facing us locally, nationally and …

Indonesian community seeks justice at Unilever AGM over claims of land grabbing by the company’s palm oil supplier


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Members of a community whose land was taken and converted into palm oil plantations, controlled by one of Unilever’s suppliers, have travelled to the UK for the company’s AGM in pursuit of justice. Nengah Wantri and Ketut Sovok, from the Rio Mukti …

MPs warn government over extreme weather planning - Friends of the Earth reaction


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Friends of the Earth has welcomed today’s warning from a committee of MPs that the government isn’t doing enough to prepare for the long-term impacts of floods, storms and heatwaves. ​ Later this year (18-19 June) the High Court will …

News release: Local elections 2024: from clean air, better buses, school streets to tackling the climate crisis - what are local election candidates views?


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Ahead of the local elections, Manchester Friends of the Earth is asking all council candidates standing for election across Greater Manchester to let voters know what they think about key environmental issues. [1] On Thursday 2nd May, people have the …

Government’s “inadequate’ climate protection plan to be examined by High Court


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A High Court judge has ordered a judicial review of the government’s plan for protecting people, property and infrastructure from the impacts of climate change following a legal challenge by Friends of the Earth and two people whose lives are …

RENEWABLES: North West's vast clean power potential identified


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Researchers identify new onshore wind and solar sites in the North West that could generate 11 times more clean energy Lifting barriers to onshore wind and solar power could produce 11 times more electricity than current levels generated by these …

Researchers identify new onshore wind and solar sites in England that could generate 13 times more clean energy


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Lifting barriers to onshore wind and solar power could produce 13 times more electricity than current levels generated by these sources in England, new research has found. To demonstrate the country’s vast renewable power potential, researchers at Exeter University’s Environmental …

Campaign groups say air pollution levels are Greater Manchester’s “dirty secret” (Clean Cities press release)


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New polling from Ipsos commissioned by the Clean Cities Campaign found that 64% of GB adults aged 16-75 think London is the UK city with the highest average annual concentration of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) compared to just 7% saying Birmingham …

2023 record-breaking year for sewage spills – Friends of the Earth reaction


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Responding to the news that 2023 was the worst year for sewage spills into rivers and seas in England with a 54% rise in incidents compared to 2022 – Sienna Somers, nature campaigner at Friends of the Earth, said: “Record-breaking sewage figures aren’t …

Forests and how to save them 21st March 2024

Forests and how to save them’ (Planet over Profit)


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Manchester Friends of the Earth is inviting people to celebrate the world’s forests at the ‘Forests and how to save them’ film screening and discussion event at Patagonia Manchester store.  6.30pm, Thursday 21st March. (1) Thursday 21st March marks the United Nations …

Low heat pump uptake slowing progress on greener homes – Friends of the Earth reaction


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Commenting on today’s report from the National Audit Office, warning that the low uptake of heat pumps is slowing progress on decarbonising home heating, Friends of the Earth’s head of policy, Mike Childs, said: ​“Yet again the speed and scale of government action …

Planning for climate crisis falling ‘far short’ – Friends of the Earth reaction


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*** Legal challenge over national adaptation programme Commenting on the Climate Change Committee’s warning today that government plans to help the UK adapt to the impacts of climate change “falls far short of what is required”, Friends of the Earth’s head …

BUDGET 2024 – Friends of the Earth reaction


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Commenting on today’s Budget statement, Friends of the Earth’s head of policy, Mike Childs, said: “Yet another Budget that largely ignores the dangers of climate breakdown, and yet another missed opportunity to properly invest in building a strong, clean and …

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Droylsden based GM Pension Fund continues funding the climate crisis say protesters (Fossil Free Greater Manchester)


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Unison members, pensioners and other campaigners will be in Droylsden on the 8th March to lobby members of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) Panel. The protesters say that the Fund is persistently ignoring the calls of Fund members and …

MANCHESTER Budget Day vigil highlights 1000s dead this winter due to cold, damp homes (Fuel Poverty Action)


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Location: Market Street, Manchester (outside Boots / near Cross Street junction) Start time: 1pm (slow procession to Piccadilly Gardens at 1.45pm), Wednesday 6th March On the day of the Spring budget announcement, Wednesday March 6th, a coalition of movements will …

Ofgem announces new energy price cap – Friends of the Earth reaction


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Responding to the news that the price at which the average annual energy bill will be capped has fallen from £1,928 to £1,690, Mike Childs, head of policy at Friends of the Earth, said: “When energy prices have been so obscenely inflated …

Nearly 10m households in crisis after decade of deepening health inequality from cold homes - damning new report from Sir Michael Marmot’s Institute of Health Equity


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New analysis finds 9.6 million UK households are living in heat-leaking, poorly insulated homes and have incomes below the minimum required for an acceptable standard of living Cold homes double the risk of adults developing new mental health conditions and …

UK to leave Energy Charter Treaty – Friends of the Earth reaction


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Responding to the news that the UK is withdrawing from a controversial international agreement called the Energy Charter Treaty, which allows investors to sue governments that adopt policies which interfere with their investments, Kierra Box, campaigner at Friends of the Earth, …

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News release: Andy Burnham and Greater Manchester Council Leaders must call out the ‘Elephant in the Room’ (Fossil Free Greater Manchester)


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Update: The protest is planned for Friday 23 rd February 2024 at 8.30am outside the GMCA offices, at the Tootal Building, 56 Oxford Street. Then from 9am – 10.30 outside the Manchester Town Hall Extension. St Peter’s Square. Andy Burnham and …

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