Policy positions

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.

Reducing greenhouse gases: our position

13 Nov 2018

Why we need to reduce global warming greenhouse gases rapidly: Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland's position.

Protest and non-violent action: our position

07 Sep 2018

Friends of the Earth supports the right of individuals and organisations to take part in peaceful protest and nonviolent direct action where this is likely to support the achievement of its objectives.

Consumption: our position

21 Feb 2018

It's good to enjoy food, clothes and treating ourselves. But the huge pressure to over consume (and waste) so much is harming nature and people: Friends of the Earth's position.

Feeding the world: our position

21 Feb 2018

There's enough food in the world for everyone – but to stop people going hungry we need changes in politics, farming and lifestyles: Friends of the Earth's position.

The future of cities: our position

21 Feb 2018

With most of the world living in cities, we're going to need a lot more community resource-sharing and stronger local democracy: Friends of the Earth's position.

Housing: our position

21 Feb 2018

We need a lot more housing, but every home should be well-insulated, affordable, safe and environmentally friendly: Friends of the Earth's position.

Nuclear energy: our position

27 Nov 2017

We need low-carbon energy. But renewables like wind and solar, and energy efficiency are better than nuclear power: Friends of the Earth's position.

Climate change adaptation: our position

27 Nov 2017

We need to minimise how climate change affects people and nature. We also have a responsibility to help the most vulnerable to cope: Friends of the Earth's position.

Population and the environment: our position

27 Nov 2017

Population growth puts pressure on the environment. But we also need to look at over consumption and dirty energy use: Friends of the Earth's position.

Sustainable eating: our position

24 Nov 2017

For our own health and the sake of the environment we need to reduce our intake of meat, dairy and junk food: Friends of the Earth's position.

Nature and wildlife: our position

24 Nov 2017

Why our future as a species depends on nature and wildlife thriving in our countryside, towns and cities: Friends of the Earth's position.

Climate refugees: our position

23 Nov 2017

Refugees don’t just flee wars, persecution and intolerance. Sometimes it’s droughts, floods or famine: Friends of the Earth’s position on climate change and environmental refugees.