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NGOFriends of the Earth, Scotland

Friends of the Earth Scotland, Lamb's House, Burgess Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6RD

Telephone0131 5549977
Background Information

Friends of the Earth (FoE) Scotland is a major environmental campaign organisation, active on a wide range of issues from transport and the planning system to climate change, all with the goal of seeing mankind living in an environmentally sustainable way. The national organisation is complemented by 10 largely autonomous local groups, campaigning on environmental issues in their area. Internationally, FoE began in the US in 1969, and formed part of a wider shift from anthropocentric to biocentric views of the environment. FoE Scotland is affiliated to FoE International. Scottish charity no. SCO 03442. Sources:; Barberis et al Encyclopedia of British and Irish Political Organizations (2000) pp25-6.

Year Created1978
Other Names / Antecedent Bodies
Related Organisations

FoE International; FoE England, Wales and Northern Ireland; Stop Climate Chaos Coalition; Transform Scotland; CORE Scotland

KeywordsClimate change & global warming; Environment and conservation; Scotland; Transport.
Last Edited ByJRM at 16/12/2007 14:34:05