What is Friends of the Earth Charitable Trust and what does it do to help protect the environment and tackle climate breakdown?
Published: 24 Jul 2018
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Our sister organisation Friends of the Earth Charitable Trust is a registered charity (No. 281681) that works to raise funds and provide grants to organisations whose activities further its charitable objectives. It is regulated by the Charity Commission (access latest accounts and reports) and registered with Companies House.
The conservation, protection and sustainable use for the public benefit of the Earth’s natural environment, including bio-diversity, atmosphere, water, land and natural resources.
The advancement of education for the public benefit and, in particular, the advancement of education in ecology, natural history, resource conservation, sustainable development and environment studies.
The promotion of sustainable development for the benefit of the publicby the preservation, conservation and the protection of the environment and the prudent use of natural resources; and conducting or commissioning research and publishing the results of such research. ‘Sustainable development’ means improving the quality of life while living within the carrying capacity of supporting ecosystems and the natural environment.
The Board of Friends of the Earth Charitable Trust:
Benedict Southworth (Chair)
Benedict has been Chair of the Trade Justice Movement and is a Trustee of 38 Degrees Charitable Trust. A former Chief Executive of Global Justice Now and of Ramblers, he is now a consultant working with not-for-profits and foundations. Benedict started his career in non-profits as a volunteer and then staff member for Friends of the Earth in the 1990s.
Frances has been Chair of Liberty, Vice Chair of the British Institute of Human Rights, a human rights policy adviser and a practising lawyer. She has worked on community energy projects in Camden, North London and is currently doing a PhD at University College London researching the state’s responsibility to act on climate change. Frances is also a member of Camden Friends of the Earth .
Gillian Fawcett (Treasurer)
Gillian is a public policy, strategy and finance consultant. During her career she has held the positions of: Head of International at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA); Head of Public Sector at ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants); Senior Fellow at the Office for Public Management (OPM); Head of Policy at the Audit Commission; and Head of Finance at the Scrutiny Unit in the House of Commons.
Kate is a Principal Policy Officer at London Councils, and previously spent a decade working in environmental policy, including at RSPB, Wildlife and Countryside Link and the Community Development Foundation. She has been a trustee at People & Planet, and is Treasurer of Hackney and Tower Hamlets Friends of the Earth.
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