Our campaign

These are unsettling times for us all, particularly the most vulnerable in our society. During this time, we should remain cautious and must continue to follow all national and local restrictions as well as ensure we plan activities that are inclusive to all members.  

Across each nation – England, Wales and Northern Ireland – laws vary as to what meetings and gatherings can happen. See our coronavirus guidance for the latest legislative rules and what to do if restrictions in your area allow for in-person activities.

As a network, we'll support one another and those in our communities as best we can. If you have any questions or a suggestion on how we can support you, please email [email protected].

Climate Action Plan for Councils

Councils up and down the country have declared climate emergencies. But what happens next?  

We need councils to turn their political promises in to concrete action by adopting a climate action plan, and transforming their communities into fairer, more sustainable places for generations to come.

To help get them started, we’ve created a template Climate Action Plan for councils in England and Wales. Find out how you can help get that plan in place.

Metro mayors and climate action

A metro mayor is the directly elected leader of a combined authority. They have powers over sectors that are key to tackling the climate emergency, including transport and housing.

To help make our city regions as climate- and nature-friendly as possible we've created Climate Action Plans for mayors covering 10 priorities to protect people and planet and help the COVID-19 recovery.

News from the network

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Great to see Climate Action Newcastle on the ground making their community better! They've even got their MP, Chi Onwurah joining them on their next litter pick.

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Actions

Support Sheffield Friends of the Earth and sign their petition calling on all horticultural retailers in and around Sheffield to stop selling peat-based compost in their shops.

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Campaign wins

Campaign win alert. Great news! Proposals for a biomass plant in Splott, Cardiff have been shelved, thanks to Cardiff Friends of the Earth.

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Campaign wins

Friends of Latton Island are doing a brilliant job campaigning against a new crossing over the River Stort. Read about their work, featured on ITV.

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Save Rimrose Valley held a lively rally and march showing strength and opposition to Highways England's proposed road plan that is threatening a vital green space in the heart of Sefton.

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Calling Barnet Residents! Please sign Barnet Friends of the Earth’s letter campaign asking their local council to declare a climate emergency in their area.

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Friends of the Earth is hosting a two-day Youth Gathering for 16-25 year olds on 21 and 22 July, featuring a range of workshops to empower young activists. Register now.

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Bury Climate Action Group are continuing to work alongside their local council and have been invited to partake in focus groups on their local plan, as well as holding their own consultation event. Great work!

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Congratulations to Leicester Friends of the Earth who have been awarded a grant to establish a community green space in a deprived area of the city.

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Our London groups have been working together and have formed a London Network. Their last meeting in July saw strong attendance, and we hope this fruitful collaboration continues!

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Campaign wins

Great work from Hillingdon Friends of the Earth who have been resolute in campaigning for a Climate Action Plan to be adopted in their area. Their work paid off – their council local plan has been adapted featuring many of their recommendations.

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FOE Conwy worked with XR and other community groups to produce a lovely video to promote their litter picking.

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Young Friends of the Earth Pontypridd were nominated for an RCT Good Citizen award. Congratulations to them for receiving this amazing recognition, as well as congratulations from the Mayor!