Birmingham Friends of the Earth want to see more energy coming from renewables: wind, sun, ground heat, or from waste, all of which are low carbon. We want energy production to be owned by local communities rather than big business.

Now that the Paris climate talks have been and gone, we are left with a notional target of ‘well below 2 degrees’ planetary warming and a promise from the world’s governments to work together to avert catastrophic climate change – but little real action from the rich leadership in the Global North. 2016 is going to be a crucial year for the planet as we join a groundswell of activists across the world demanding global climate justice.

Birmingham FoE supports the global Fossil Free divestment campaign which calls for big institutions to move their financial investments away from fossil fuels and invest in a positive ethical alternative. Contact us to find out how you can get involved in the campaign to get West Midlands councils to divest from fossil fuels.

Where our energy comes from has been the subject of intense debate over the past few years, and will continue to be until we have genuinely clean and sustainable sources. We support local community energy projects like Community Energy Birmingham and Power for Good where all shareholders get a fair share of the profits of energy production from renewable sources. Get in touch to see how you can be part of this energy revolution.

Fracking has been one of the most controversial issues across the UK and there are huge campaigns against this dirty, dangerous and wasteful technology. Find out how you can support affected communities of Sussex and Lancashire at FoE England Wales and Northern Ireland’s fracking page.