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Using robust research, Friends of the Earth investigates the biggest challenges facing people and the planet – providing in-depth commentary on the causes, effects and solutions.

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How water companies could help double tree cover

Guy Shrubsole08 Aug 2019

Could water companies use their land more effectively to help fix the climate emergency?

Why our planning system must be made fit for purpose

Kate Gordon29 Jul 2019

Good planning is essential to protect the environment from development pressures. But recent reforms threaten to compromise the ability of the planning system as a whole to deliver in the public interest.

The PM's first 100 days (reimagined)

Dave Timms24 Jul 2019

What would happen if the new prime minister acted as though he believes there is a climate emergency?

Fighting back: defending the right to protest

Katie de Kauwe. Lawyer, Friends of the Earth Legal Team22 Jul 2019

Katie de Kauwe explains how Friends of the Earth is taking legal action to support the right to protest against fracking.

Finding the land to double tree cover

Guy Shrubsole with research by Chris Gordon-Smith18 Jun 2019

Is there really space in the UK to double tree cover? And where’s best to grow all those trees?

Faster, deeper, and fairer carbon pollution cuts needed

03 Jun 2019

Faster, deeper and fairer carbon pollution cuts than those recommended by the Committee on Climate Change are possible and necessary.

Aviation and climate change: our position

21 May 2019

Emissions from aviation continue to grow but need to fall. There are no technical fixes. Instead we need to curb frequent flying and stop airport expansion.

UK Coal – why the government mustn't dig us into a hole

10 May 2019

The government is about to decide on planning permission for a coal mine at Druridge Bay. It must say no. We've already got more than enough coal for power generation.