Politics

Government bailouts: put people and planet first

06 May 2020     |       4 minute read
Globally, COVID-19 has turned how our society works upside down, with massive impacts on health, jobs and how we live our lives. More and more people across the world are in financial and physical danger. As Rachel Kennerley explains, our government must make difficult decisions to help us recover both from the pandemic and from the climate crisis that we’re facing as well.

How do trade deals affect the environment?

24 Apr 2020     |       3 minute read
Government decisions impact upon the climate and ecological crises in multiple ways, and trade deals are one of them. From fair and sustainable supply chains to upholding high standards, campaigner Kierra Box explores what can be done to make trade deals environmentally friendly.

Toxic trade timeline

23 Apr 2020     |       4 minute read
How can we stop the UK government rushing through dangerous trade deals with the US? Trade Campaigner Kierra Box highlights key moments and correspondence between government and Friends of the Earth over a forthcoming trade deal.