24 Mar 2023
Friends of the Earth is calling for all political parties to include the following commitments in their manifestos - these are subject to change with changing circumstances.
02 Mar 202335 kB XLSX file
This spreadsheet contains local authority area level data on tree cover. The data is derived from Environment Agency National LiDAR Programme data. Algorithm development and data processing were done by Terra Sulis Research CIC on behalf of Friends of the Earth.
02 Mar 20232.56 MB XLSX file
This spreadsheet contains neighbourhood level data on tree cover. The data is derived from Environment Agency National LiDAR Programme data. Algorithm development and data processing were done by Terra Sulis Research CIC on behalf of Friends of the Earth.
02 Mar 2023
In partnership with Terra Sulis, we've produced the most accurate mapping of tree cover in England, including lone and street trees. Read about our key findings, the tree cover rankings by local authority and neighbourhood, and the methodology used.
Nick Rau23 Feb 2023
Sarawak communities are fighting logging companies to protect their homes, livelihoods and forests. Find out how a new UK law could clean up timber supply chains.
Sandra Bell06 Feb 2023
Once again the government has given temporary approval to lift the ban on bee-harming chemicals against the recommendation of its own advisors.
Paul de Zylva06 Feb 2023
The sewage pollution scandal shows the dangers of deregulation and weakening standards. Paul de Zylva asks how present ministers can make up for past failures and reboot regulation for good.
Kierra Box02 Feb 2023
The government plans a string of attacks on the rules that protect our environment. Kierra Box explains why nature and communities will suffer from the government’s proposed bonfire of regulations.
Paul de Zylva04 Oct 2022
Nature is in crisis. The UK and EU must not preside over another lost decade of delay and destruction.
Paul de Zylva20 Jul 2022
We face a climate emergency and nature is in crisis – what will it take for our leaders to do the right thing?
Paul de Zylva20 Jul 2022
“The essential, interconnected web of life on Earth is getting smaller and increasingly frayed.”
08 Jul 2022
As Prime Minister how did Boris Johnson do on the global challenges of climate change and nature? And what environmental commitments should those seeking to succeed him make as they launch their leadership campaigns?
Mike Childs, Paul de Zylva and Nick Rau22 Jun 20226.52 MB PDF file
More trees are needed to cool our cities, to make farming resilient, to restore nature, and to replace the UK's imports of timber which are having a devastating impact on wildlife-rich forests overseas. Can it be done, and done fairly? And how many more trees are needed?
Sandra Bell10 May 2022
The UK government has made levelling up a priority. Senior Sustainability Analyst Sandra Bell sets out 5 tests to assess the strength of the government’s approach and whether it will help the poorest communities. As the government's programme progresses, including draft legislation following the Queen’s Speech, Friends of the Earth will use these tests to report on progress.
Mike Childs11 Jan 2022
This briefing examines why so many more homes are threatened by flood water, where they are and what we can do to manage flood risk.