Friends of the Earth won its campaign to protect the climate from Heathrow's planned third runway. Lawyer Katie de Kauwe reflects on the significance of the win – and what it might mean for other projects.
After being on hold for a year the Agriculture Bill came back to Parliament in January 2020. The government promises it will help farmers boost nature and tackle climate change. Will it help reverse the damage from overuse of pesticides in our countryside?
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.