World leaders stick heads in sand at Rio+20

World leaders in Rio respond to global crisis by sticking their heads in the sand.

NGOs and community groups are criticising a deal dangerously lacking in ambition, urgency and political will.

World leaders are understandably concerned about the broken economy – but until they stop treating it separately from our social and environmental problems it will never be fixed.

Craig Bennett, Campaigns Director, Friends of the Earth

Action at home

Friends of the Earth wants the Government to turn the vague ideas in the Rio deal into ambitious commitments at home.

We're calling for the coalition to:

The UK must show leadership on tackling climate change and transforming the European energy system at a meeting of EU leaders this month.

What you can do

You can help by joining our campaigns calling on the Government to show green leadership at home. Thanks