Opinion

Let's put the green into the green belt - now there's an idea

Paul de Zylva08 Oct 2019

Instead of building on the green belt, let’s make it green by name and green by nature. 

Happy 2020. It's going to be a big year

Craig Bennett01 Oct 2019

Will our government and business leaders act on the triple emergency of climate, nature and poverty, or will business as usual win?

The future of the built environment – travel, green space and people power

24 Sep 2019

Craig Bennett shares his ideas for making cities healthier and more sustainable places with Joanna Watson. 

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.

Ever decreasing circle: 3 major warnings of nature’s catastrophic decline.

Paul de Zylva24 May 2019

“The essential, interconnected web of life on Earth is getting smaller and increasingly frayed.”

How well are the UK and the EU protecting nature?

Paul de Zylva06 May 2019

Nature is in crisis. The UK and EU must not preside over another lost decade of delay and destruction.

What’s the evidence of nature declining and is extinction beckoning?

Paul de Zylva02 May 2019

Our natural world is in trouble. Are we on the verge of the world's sixth mass extinction?

Why is net zero-greenhouse gases by 2050 dangerous?

Mike Childs02 May 2019

The Committee on Climate Change says the UK should now aim for 'net zero' greenhouse gases by 2050. Much faster cuts are needed to avoid playing Russian roulette with the planet.

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.

Taking the government to court over its environmental governance

Katie de Kauwe10 Apr 2019

Why Friends of the Earth has taken the government to court over the new national planning policy.

The Chancellor needs to sort out transport spending mess

Craig Bennett19 Mar 2019

How can the Chancellor's spending review save us from Chris Grayling's climate wrecking transport plans?