Our work

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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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.

Insectageddon-what's happening to bees and other insects?

Paul de Zylva30 Apr 2019

If we lose the insects then everything is going to collapse.

Why supporting nature friendly farming is essential to productivity

Sandra Bell16 Apr 2019

Global insect decline is a wake-up call. Intensive farming is destroying the very species that underpin food production - including pollination, natural pest control and soil health.