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Climate change – £6.50 loaf will leave millions hungry in the UK

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

£6.50 for a loaf of bread, £7 for a box of cornflakes and £18 for a pint of beer –  these are the eye watering prices we could face in 2030 unless urgent action is taken to prevent dangerous climate change.
The figures were published today by Friends of the Earth, 40 days before vital […]

Obama’s speech on climate is a disappointment

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Commenting on President Obama’s climate change speech today, Friends of the Earth’s senior international climate campaigner Asad Rehman said:
“Barack Obama’s speech was deeply disappointing – it was a huge missed opportunity which does nothing to break the logjam in international climate negotiations.
“The President clearly recognises the urgent need to slash emissions, but the US must […]

Brown may attend Copenhagen talks

Monday, September 21st, 2009

News that “Gordon Brown has announced that he is prepared to go to Copenhagen to clinch a deal” has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth – but the campaign group urged the Prime Minister to take urgent action ahead of the UN climate summit to help secure a fair agreement.
Friends of the Earth’s Executive […]

UK to build world’s largest wind turbines

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Commenting on news that the world’s biggest wind turbine blades will be made in Britain with Government backing, Friends of the Earth’s renewable energy campaigner Nick Rau said:
“It’s great news for Britain that the world’s biggest wind turbines will be made here. This is exactly the sort of development that the Government should be […]

Geoengineering is no silver bullet

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Commenting on a report published today by the Royal Society, looking into the feasibility and potential dangers of tackling climate change with geoengineering, Friends of the Earth’s Head of Climate Change Mike Childs said:
“Geoengineering is no silver bullet – it won’t solve climate change. The different options will take time to develop, risks need to […]

Friends of the Earth’s new website gives digital facelift to community activism

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Friends of the Earth launched an innovative flash website for its Get Serious About CO2 campaign today, demanding councils play their part in tackling climate change by reducing local emissions by at least 40 per cent by 2020.
Designed by CHI & Partners, the environmental campaign group’s new Get Serious About CO2 website – gives […]

UK climate strategies must lead to urgent and rapid emission cuts

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Commenting on reports about next week’s Government strategies for tackling climate change, Friends of the Earth’s Campaigns Director Mike Childs said:
“The cost of tackling climate change will be dwarfed by the financial and human consequences of failing to act.
“Creating a safer future by cutting energy waste and developing the UK’s vast renewable energy potential can […]

FOE: UK climate projections: a wake-up call on the need to urgently slash emissions

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Reacting to today’s UK Climate Projections 2009, Friends of the Earth’s Executive Director, Andy Atkins said:
“This extremely valuable report is an important wake-up call on the need for urgent action to slash emissions.
“Climate change will have a major impact on the UK – and this will be devastating if the world fails to move […]

Europe’s biggest onshore wind farm officially opens

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Commenting on the official opening today of Europe’s biggest onshore wind farm – Whitelee Wind Farm in East Renfrewshire, Scotland – Friends of the Earth’s Executive Director Andy Atkins said:
“Whitelee Wind Farm is an exciting step towards a greener future – it will slash carbon emissions and generate enough clean, safe power for over 180,000 […]

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