Green and fair recovery action guide

These are unsettling times for us all. But much like the climate emergency, the coronavirus pandemic has affected the most vulnerable both at home and abroad.

We've spent the past seven months promoting safety and wellbeing in our network, providing groups with resources and support as they shift towards online campaigning, and leading a "week of action" to lobby local decision-makers to get behind a green and fair recovery plan.

Our campaigning will be key over the coming months to ensure we don't return to the old broken economic and social systems of pre-COVID-19.

We've published a proposal for a green and fair recovery plan (see below), as well as guidance on how to lobby your MP to help get you started.

As a network, we will continue to 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 climateaction@foe.co.uk.

Demand a green and fair recovery plan

As government makes plans to steer the country out of social and financial chaos, we're faced with an opportunity to demand more and forge a better, greener and fairer future for all.

Read our proposal for a fair and green recovery plan, and find out how to lobby your MP and make it happen.

Lobby your MP

As part of Friends of the Earth's campaign to secure a green and fair recovery plan, they've asked members of the public to sign a petition asking Chancellor Rishi Sunak to deliver an economic plan that supports people and planet.

To ensure a sound plan is delivered (and to build pressure on government in the House of Commons), we've written a guide explaining how to contact your local MP and talk to them about the plan.

In early October 2020 we led a network-wide week of action, during which groups engaged their local communities and asked people what they'd like to see happen in their areas.

There's no "deadline" for engaging your local community with your campaign. So if you haven't taken part in the action already, take a look at what other groups did during the week of action (watch the video) and then find out how to get your community's input on what a green and fair recovery should look like.

Useful resources

Green and fair recovery policies

16 Sep 2020573 kB PDF file

We need government to lead a green and fair recovery plan following the coronavirus pandemic. Download the policies behind Friends of the Earth's proposed plan.

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