Air Quality

It’s estimated that 40,000 deaths each year are attributable to pollutants, especially from diesel. This is a climate change as well as a health issue. So urgent action is needed. Friends of the Earth are monitoring pollution levels around our city as part of a national scheme and... More

Tackling the clothing industry

The Clothing industry is a by-word for exploitation and environmental damage. Most clothes are now produced in poor countries with very poor health and safety records. Firms employ lots of young women on low pay, setting very high targets, insisting on compulsory overtime. A lot of work is... More

She Decides – rights for girls and women.

SheDecides launched as a response to President Donald Trump’s policies on family planning and abortion.  It's a global movement to support the fundamental rights of girls and women to decide freely and for themselves about their sexual lives, including whether, when, with whom and how many... More

Fighting for smallholder farmers

The global fight for small farmers’ rights Small farmers feed the majority of the world’s population, yet they are experiencing escalating levels of violence and oppression. Their existence, livelihoods, and communities are threatened by the expansion of global agribusiness, which is grabbing... More

A People’s Food Policy

We already have a food crisis – think of our food banks, hungry children, food waste… And now new trade rules and BREXIT threaten further problems, like lowering food standards and breaking links with traditional suppliers. A new report A People’s Food Policy has been put together by... More