Environmental justice

Climate change – can achieving net zero in Global Britain ever be fair to everyone?

Kierra Box, Trade campaigner06 Nov 2019

Kierra Box asks whether a net zero UK can save us from the climate emergency and also be fair to everyone.

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.

Court order quashes fracking policy

03 Jun 2019

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.

Faster, deeper, and fairer carbon pollution cuts needed

03 Jun 2019

Faster, deeper and fairer carbon pollution cuts than those recommended by the Committee on Climate Change are possible and necessary.

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.

New tricks: biodiversity offsetting and mining

19 Feb 2019

Biodiversity offsetting allows damage to nature in one area to be offset through conservation work in another but we show this is harming people and nature in Madagascar and elsewhere.

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.

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.

The health impacts of cold homes and fuel poverty

Marmot Review Team01 May 2011650 kB PDF fileDirect download

Making the case for aligning the environmental and health benefits of reducing fuel poverty and improving the thermal efficiency of UK housing stock.