The government is proposing changes to the current planning system. Our response outlines our concerns that these will make it harder for local authorities to take account of sustainable development and climate change in planning decisions, remove local democratic oversight and reduce fairness and transparency.
The government recently consulted on its proposed radical reforms to the planning system. We outlined our concerns that these will diminish local accountability, erode local democracy by curtailing the right of communities to influence planning and development in their area and fail to tackle the urgent climate and ecological emergencies.
Does population growth really impact the environment, or should our focus be on factors like consumption and inequality? Read Friends of the Earth's position on population, consumption and human rights.
The UK’s exit from the EU represents a critical juncture for shaping the future role of the UK in global economic systems, and the way in which future UK trade actions impact upon the environment. Here we set out our key recommendations for future UK trade policy.
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.