Society

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.

Why women will save the planet

01 Mar 2018External link

The International Women’s Day book that states there is no solution to climate change without women’s empowerment.

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.

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.

Big Ideas project features in The Ecologist

17 Mar 2017External link

It's not enough to oppose all the bad things. We also have to build our own vision of the future, and map out how to get there.

30 Big Ideas to change the world

14 Feb 2017839 kB PDF file

Over a period of 4 years Friends of the Earth investigated 10 big research areas, from the future of cities to innovation to the role of gender equality.

Sharing cities: a case for truly smart and sustainable cities

02 Nov 2015External link

McLaren and Agyeman go beyond the faddish, commercial sharing economy to means of sharing that are communal, encouraging trust and collaboration.

Campaigning for change: lessons from history

05 Jun 20155.81 MB PDF file

Historians and campaigners explore the history of campaigning – and what lessons may be drawn for fighting modern-day causes.

The Empathy Effect

Roman Krznaric01 Mar 2015898 kB PDF fileDirect download

How empathy drives common values, social justice and environmental action

Focusing businesses on doing good

Mike Childs31 Dec 2014719 kB PDF file

How might we refocus business on environmental and human wellbeing?

Citizen Participation and Popular Education in the City

Dr Eurig Scandrett01 Sep 2013External link

How citizen participation in cities can contribute to wellbeing within environmental limits.

The un-happy planet index

10 Oct 20061.63 MB PDF file

An index of human well being and environmental impact by the New Economics Foundation and Friends of the Earth.

Working Future? Jobs and the environment

01 Nov 1994External link

A book published by Friends of the Earth in 1994.