Monthly strikes. Protests. Scary headlines.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Good news, we may well have the solution...
How climate friendly is your community?
Is your council king of recycling? Or is your local area not doing enough to improve to energy efficiency?
Friends of the Earth has collected data about how areas across the country perform on key issues impacting our climate. Let’s see how your area measures up.
Take Climate Action
Climate Action groups are the local solution to a global crisis.
Right now people just like you are coming together to make their towns and cities more climate friendly. And they're not alone. We provide every group with free webinars, resources and advice. It couldn't be simpler.
So, are you ready to join them?
The Climate Action Plan
The climate emergency is complicated – we get that. And whilst individual action is great, it's the UK government that has the most power, money and resource to bring about the transformational change we need.
Which is why we've put together a plan. It contains 6 radical yet realistic solutions the UK government must adopt to protect the planet.
What causes climate change?
Our planet is warmer now than at any point in the past 800,000 years, and heating fast. This is mainly a result of the huge increase in the amount of coal, oil and gas we’ve been burning since the industrial revolution, pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Other things contribute too, such as deforestation, which means trees absorb less of these gases; and other greenhouse gases such as methane from cows.
Who does climate change affect?
Climate change is devastating people's lives all over the world. With drought, storms, floods, crop damage and sea-level rise, millions are fleeing their homes. And it's the world’s poorest who are hardest hit.
The UN Refugee Agency says climate change adds to many of today’s conflicts — from Darfur to Somalia to Iraq and Syria.
The effects will get worse as temperatures rise further. So we must cut greenhouse gas emissions to stop temperatures rising.
People also need protection from the climate change we can no longer avoid. That means financial support for developing countries and legal protection for climate refugees.