Friends of the Earth Scotland

Friends of the Earth Scotland is an independent voluntary organisation and a member of the international network of Friends of the Earth International. We work closely with our sister organisation in the UK, Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

We were set up in 1978 and are currently coming up to our 26th anniversary. Our key focus is Environmental Justice - ensuring that our worked is focused on supporting and benefiting marginalised communities. We act in Scotland for the needs of Scottish communities and have a global eye on how this inter-relates and impacts on marginalised communities in other parts of the world. Detail activities involved in Scotland: Environmental Justice - Accredited course in environmental justice; Third Party Rights of Appeal - The campaign to make the planning system fairer for all. Harris Superquarry - Scotland's longest running planning inquiry; Industry and Pollution - Campaigning against wastes and toxic chemicals, fighting for cleaner industry and recycling; Energy & Climate - Fighting climate change, promoting renewable energy and opposing nuclear power; Atmosphere and Transport - working to halt health threatening air pollution and improve public transport; Real Food Campaign - fighting for pesticide free food, sustainable agriculture and tighter regulation of GM crops; Campaigning for safe and sustainable fish leading to cleaner seas; Freedom of Information - improving information provision to protect public safety and the environment; Local Campaigns - assisting FoES local groups to improve the environment in their backyard.

Member Type

Organisational member, C

Areas of Interest

  • Advocacy and Campaigns
  • Climate Change
  • Environment
  • Policy

Operational Areas

  • United Kingdom


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