Stockport Friends of the Earth campaigned as a local group from 2006 - 2014, taking action on local, national and international issues.
Although this website still exists as an information portal, Friends of the Earth in Stockport now campaign as members of Manchester Friends of the Earth. For information about past events and campaigns please visit our archive
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IPCC report: Urgent action needed to avoid catastrophic climate change
Reacting to the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s 5th Synthesis Report,
Friends of the Earth's International Climate Campaigner Asad Rehman said:
"Politicians can't say they weren't warned - climate change poses a catastrophic threat to our food, livelihoods and homes.
"David Cameron and EU Governments still haven't woken up to the threat we face - their recent decision to do little to cut emissions until 2030 puts the interests of big polluters ahead of people and the planet.
"If we want to avoid catastrophic climate change governments must stop dithering and take bold action to slash our carbon emissions by at least 80 per cent in the next 15 years. That means saying no to any new dirty energy sources, including fracking.
"Rich nations who are most responsible for the climate crisis we face need to provide a 'climate Marshall plan' that provides finance and technology to protect all our futures.
"It's time to listen to the science, end our reliance on dirty fossil fuels and develop a safer future based on energy efficiency and clean renewable power."
In 2008 Stockport Friends of the Earth submitted evidence on Climate Change to the Mottram Tintwhistle Road Public Inquiry. Six years later, exactly the same evidence was submitted to the A6 Manchester Airport Relief Road Public Inquiry . . . Evidence (pdf) Rebuttal Response (pdf) More info on why urgent action is needed
Stockport Council is committed to helping its residents to save money by installing energy saving home improvements. The Council is working in partnership with Greater Manchester Energy Advice and Wates (the delivery partner for Stockport). Offers and funding are limited so are on a first come, first served basis.
Stockport Hydro share offer still open - an opportunity to invest in Stockport's first community-owned hydroelectric scheme.
Friends of the Earth are supporting Greater Manchester's first operational community-owned hydroelectric scheme, situated on the River Goyt in Bredbury.