Climate change

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?

Transforming public transport

Lynn Sloman and Lisa Hopkinson, Transport for Quality of life15 Feb 2019

Free bus travel should be offered in the UK to the under 30's as a stepping stone to free bus travel for all.

Planning for less car use

Lisa Hopkinson and Lynn Sloman, Transport for Quality of Life03 Feb 2019

Urban sprawl needs to be stopped. We need a diverse mix of new developments in existing urban areas with high quality public transport, cycling and walking.

More than electric cars

Lisa Hopkinson and Lynn Sloman, Transport for Quality of Life01 Feb 2019

Even a very rapid switch to electric cars will not reduce greenhouse gas emissions enough. In addition, traffic levels need to be reduced by at least 20%.

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.

The future of heating

Mike Childs01 Aug 2018

The UK should use renewable energy to heat homes and businesses. It should do that through electric heating backed up by renewably-produced hydrogen.

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.

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.

A greener, healthier, cheaper, safer world

01 Jan 2015

Using the Global Calculator to put us on a pathway to curb dangerous levels of climate change.

A plan for clean British energy

14 Sep 20122.24 MB PDF file

Powering the UK with renewables – and without nuclear energy.

The impact of abolishing National Indicator 186

11 Feb 201145 kB PDF file

In 2010 the government abolished the National Performance Framework (NPF). We examine the impact on the ability of local authorities to cut carbon emissions.

Reckless gamblers

10 Dec 20101.65 MB PDF file

How political inaction is ramping up the risk of dangerous climate change.

A dangerous distraction

06 Jun 2009888 kB PDF file

Why offsetting is failing the climate and people: the evidence.