Natural resources, including materials, water, energy and fertile land, are the basis for our life on Earth. However, humanity’s rapidly growing consumption of these resources is causing severe damage.
Friends of the Earth's assessment of the Clean Growth Strategy, published on 12 October 2017, which articulates the government's approach to and plans for
meeting legally binding UK Climate Change Act targets.
This briefing introduces the different types of inequality and identifies the links with environmental degradation. It explains why Friends of the Earth, like many others across the political spectrum, is concerned about inequality. It proposes some areas for action and seeks feedback on these.
Published June 2017. This analysis of the government's draft Air Quality Plans provides useful analysis of the Plans, as well as detailed information on what Friends of the Earth are calling for to be done to deal with illegal levels of air pollution.
The UK should take a lead on welcoming people made refugees by environmental problems. But we must also tackle the issues - including climate change - that drive people from their homes and livelihoods. A Friends of the Earth position paper. 4 pages. [PDF]
Five priorities for the UK government to meet its Paris climate agreement commitments and create the foundation for a strong, clean, secure and decarbonised UK economy. Parliamentary briefing. January 2017. [PDF]
Derbyshire County Council planners today voted to reject the application by chemicals giant INEOS to conduct exploratory drills for shale gas on Bramleymoor Lane, in North East Derbyshire, to the delight of campaigners. This is the latest in a spate of decisions showing that councils don't want fracking.