The government finally published its draft Air Quality Plan on 5 May. Friends of the Earth (FoE) say:

"This should have been a Plan that helped people out of dirty diesels in to clean vehicles and cheaper, better, public transport.  Unfortunately for us all – it wasn’t. Far from it."

It's the UK's first ever National Clean Air Day on 15 June, to tell people about air pollution and take action to make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone.

Katie McChesney of GoFossilFree.org writes:

Erich Pica, president of Friends of the Earth US, writes:

"Donald Trump has just announced that my country – the United States – will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. There’s no way to sugar coat the story. Trump is turning his back on the responsibilities of the US. And on the millions of people impacted by climate change.

Last week 70,000 Friends of the Earth supporters petitioned Barclays Bank to pull out of fracking. They’ve just heard that the chairman of Barclays has told shareholders that they are planning to pull their money out of Third Energy – the company that’s set its sights on fracking Yorkshire.

What’s the most environment-friendly way to keep your baby clean and comfortable?

Three  billion disposable nappies are thrown away in Britain every year. In one year a baby will use enough nappies to fill 40 black sacks. Disposable nappies can take 200-500 years to decompose and by the time a child is two, they could have used more than 5,000 nappies.

Page 2 of the current issue of the Church Times features the launch of the Church Times Green Church Awards 2017, in recognition of a range of impressive environmental advances made by churches of all denominations in the past few years.

We’re now in a week of Global Divestment Mobilisation 2017.  Activists for carbon-free public finance are taking to the streets this week from Germany to Brazil, Ghana to Japan. 

The movers and shakers of Barclays Bank are getting together next month for their annual general meeting (AGM).

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