Climate and Energy

Lufthansa's green claims don't fly

Jet passenger aircraft with vapour trails

Lufthansa has launched its first controversial bio-fuelled flight, amidst outcry from green groups. Fuelling aeroplanes with biofuels presents Lufthansa and the aviation industry with a convenient smokescreen, greenwashing their image, facilitating the airline industry’s expansion plans and diverting political attention from the real need to cut air travel in order to tackle climate change.

Take action on cold rented homes

Workman insulating a cold home

Insulating homes saves money and lives.

Homes that are badly insulated and poorly heated make people ill, contribute to climate change and cost a fortune to heat.

Over 4 million households now live in fuel poverty (when you can't afford to heat your home to a reasonable standard). This includes the old, the poor, students and the disabled.

Sign the petition for energy saving

Green tick

 

We've got Ministers to talk about council action on climate change emissions. They have declared action by councils to be 'vital' to meeting our Climate Change Act targets.

The Energy Bill is meant to drive energy efficiency nationwide, but it still doesn't include a commitment to councils taking action on climate change.

Say no to increase in 'safe' levels of radiation for children

 Protest march in Tokyo about the Fukashima nuclear accident

Protest about the Fukashima nuclear power accident in Tokyo.

Friends of the Earth Japan want the Japanese government to reverse their decision to increase the level of "safe" radiation exposure to children.

Help strengthen the Government's Energy Bill

House with solar panels

Image: © Paul Glendell, Friends of the Earth.

The Government's Energy Bill is an important opportunity to move to a low-carbon economy. The Government's minimum energy efficiency standard amendment to the Energy Bill is not strong enough.

The Government must do more to deliver the energy efficiency measures needed in our homes and communities to help meet existing Climate Change Act and fuel poverty commitments.

Progress update on climate change

David Cameron MP and Tony Juniper

David Cameron MP and Tony Juniper. Photo: Friends of the Earth.

We have made substantial progress since our last update on the Energy Bill.

After pressure from you - and our allies in groups like Greenpeace, 38 Degrees and Oxfam - David Cameron has finally accepted recommendations from the Committee on Climate Change for tougher cuts in UK greenhouse gases.

Tell your new AM to take action on climate change

National Assembly for Wales

Tell your newly elected Assembly Members to support three practical proposals made by Stop Climate Chaos Cymru for action that would tackle climate change, create green jobs and boost social justice.

Tell your Assembly candidates to help stop climate change

National Assembly for Wales

This action is now closed - Thank you to everyone who took part

Stop Climate Chaos Cymru, which is supported by Friends of the Earth, is asking candidates of all parties standing in the 2011 National Assembly For Wales to back three practical proposals for Welsh Assembly Action that would tackle climate change, create green jobs and boost social justice.

Help break the Government silence on carbon cuts

David Cameron MP and Tony Juniper

Friends of the Earth supporters led the campaign that resulted in a new climate law in 2008. The Climate Change Act commits the UK to reduce green house gas emissions to 20 per cent of 1990 levels by 2050.

If we are to prevent catastrophic climate change our emissions must start falling immediately.

David Cameron and Nick Clegg were both strong supporters of the new Climate Change Act.

The Big Climate Reconnection

Big Climate Connection logo

When people unite to call for action, the Government takes notice.

Last November huge numbers of ordinary people lobbied over 220 MPs as part of the Big Climate Connection.

We need your help to make our MPs aware of the climate change issues and get their support for the solutions.

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