Although pesticides were used initially to benefit human life through increase in agricultural productivity, this report shows that their adverse effects on nature are substantial and that their use now needs to be minimised for the benefit of ecosystems and food production.
Friends of the Earth has produced a UK Land Use Calculator (referred to below as ‘The Calculator’) that illustrates the issues involved in these questions. This web based graphical tool provides a user friendly way to experiment with choices for future UK land use, and to visualise the nature and scale of their consequences
Friends of the Earth has produced a UK Land Use Calculator. The purpose of the Calculator is to illustrate some of the issues that will affect UK land use over the next 15 years, and to encourage discussion and exploration of these issues. Ultimately such discussion should inform important policy decisions that affect land use in the UK
Lynn Sloman and Lisa Hopkinson, Transport for Quality of Life26 Oct 2019
Transport is now the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK and emissions are rising. This briefing outlines far-reaching changes to deliver the reductions needed and ensure a decent transport system that works for everyone.
A close look at pesticide use reveals we’re treating crops more frequently and with a greater variety of chemicals than ever before – it’s time to reverse this trend and put the UK onto a trajectory of pesticide reduction.
A recent ruling by a High Court judge has huge significance both for those fighting fracking applications and for planning authorities and communities looking to prepare climate-friendly, resilient plans and policies.