Our manifesto for the 2019 election

Climate change, nature, and human wellbeing are inextricably linked. If parliamentary candidates do not act urgently on the climate emergency (by putting it front and centre of their election promises), then the cost to current and future generations in terms of lives lost, livelihoods damaged, and economic harm will be severe.

We've come up with ten policies to tackle climate and ecological breakdown that should be included in all of the political party manifestos.

Register to vote

Whether the climate crisis is your main concern, or you're worried about single-use plastic, you can't have your say in the General Election 2019 if you're not registered to vote.

The vote takes place on 12 December 2019, so you need to be registered by midnight 26 November if you're voting in person.

If you're voting by post, your application needs to be submitted by 5pm on 26 November if you live in England, Wales or Scotland, and 5pm on 21 November if you live in Northern Ireland.

Will you ask your election candidates to sign our climate action pledge?

Make this election a climate election

What to ask candidates

Depending on where you live, there may be several candidates vying for the position of MP in your area.

Ahead of the vote on 12 December, they'll likely be stepping out to speak to constituents and share their plans should they be elected - including what they plan to do to tackle the climate crisis.

We've put some questions together for you to ask should they come knocking.

Lobby together

Right now, Climate Action groups across the country are lobbying their local representatives to put the climate crisis at the heart of the 2019 General Election.

From organising climate-focused hustings to meeting prospective parliamentary candidates, Climate Action groups are using people power to get their voices heard.

Whether you're a marketing genius or just want to lend a hand in your local area, Climate Action groups will be stronger with you by their side.

Friends of the Earth is party politically impartial. Our aim is to ensure all parties have the strongest possible policies to protect the environment.