Our work

Using robust research, our Policy and Insight Team investigate the biggest challenges facing people and the planet – providing in-depth commentary on the causes, effects and solutions.

From analysing how the Budget exacerbates the climate emergency, to exploring ways to reduce pesticide use, our aim is to influence policy-makers and help drive change.


How Britain’s bus services have drastically declined

28 Nov 2023

New research shows that, while London has been spared, bus services have been slashed throughout the rest of the country. Find out who’s worst impacted.

As the planet burns, government climate plans go backwards

Mike Childs07 Jul 2023

Mike Childs, Head of Science, Policy and Research, explains the Climate Change Committee’s 2023 report and why we're challenging UK carbon reduction plans.

Friends of the Earth’s demands for the general election

07 Nov 2023

We're demanding urgent climate and nature action from all political parties. Find out what we're calling for them to commit to in their election manifestos.

Who’s impacted by fuel poverty in 2023?

20 Mar 2023

We’ve identified who’ll be in fuel poverty across England and Wales in 2023, including some pen portraits. See the results and methodology of our data analysis in this briefing.

Mapping English tree cover: results, ranking and methodology

02 Mar 2023

In partnership with Terra Sulis, we've produced the most accurate mapping of tree cover in England, including lone and street trees. Read about our key findings, the tree cover rankings by local authority and neighbourhood, and the methodology used.

Why we need stronger UK laws to halt deforestation abroad

Nick Rau23 Feb 2023

Sarawak communities are fighting logging companies to protect their homes, livelihoods and forests. Find out how a new UK law could clean up timber supply chains.

Securing warm homes that don’t cost the Earth

01 Feb 2023

The energy crisis demands policy changes. Find out why we’re calling for additional financial support, insulation and a transformation of our energy system.

Where are the coldest neighbourhoods?

08 Dec 2022

Narrowing down our recent identification of 9,000 energy crisis hotspots, we’ve now identified 1,000 of the coldest neighbourhoods in England and Wales. Find out how we did this, who lives there and what the solutions are.