Craig Bennett

chief executive of Friends of the Earth

Craig is chief executive officer (CEO) of Friends of the Earth and has been described as one of the country’s top environmental campaigners. He is a Policy Fellow at the University of Cambridge, and lectures at several other universities and business schools.

Eight Environmental Priorities For The New Government

Right now, a day is a long time in politics. In the time it takes for this blog to appear online after I press publish I wouldn't be surprised if several Ministers have resigned, at least two leadership elections have taken place and the entire membership of the House of Lords has voted to dissolve themselves in favour of an elected second chamber.
20/06/2017 15:57 BST

Climate Change Doesn't Give A Damn About Trump Or Brexit

Not only will the process of leaving and redefining our relationship with the EU consume our political discourse for the foreseeable future, it will also clog up the machineries of government. Little else will get a look in as whoever wins on June 8 attempts to unscramble an omelette decades in the making. Yet climate change doesn't give a damn about Brexit.
02/06/2017 16:25 BST

Can UK Universities Lead The Way On Climate Change?

Climate change can often seem a gloomy and frightening subject. But in the last year, there have been some rays of light and hope. In December, the world's nations agreed in Paris what I hope history will see as the turning point in the fight to save humanity from climate catastrophe - an agreement to try to limit global warming to just 1.5 degrees.
13/09/2016 10:02 BST

Gas and Greed - The Real Reason Our Energy Bills Are Sky High

The announcement of huge price rises in electricity and gas by British Gas has been widely proclaimed as a PR disaster - its #AskBG stunt failed spectacularly as angry consumers took to twitter to call them out directly on the reasons for the price hikes.
22/10/2013 13:04 BST