Anthony Rae

Volunteer environmental campaigner, and directs his own Foundation


I'm a fulltime environmental volunteer and campaigner, with a portfolio of activity that reaches from the local to the global. The main focus for my work is climate change The ...


Friends of the Earth

Previously much of my environmental campaigning was undertaken via Friends of the Earth.  I was a Board member for 9 years (till 2011) and Chair of Campaigns Committee for ...



I'm a transport campaigner at local, regional and national levels with a special focus on constraining the unsustainable expansion of aviation.  Previously member of the Y&H regional transport board ...


…  to my personal website: ‘irony-subverted self promotion dressed up as public benefaction’.


March 2023: Calderdale Council’s disastrous, unsustainable local plan
and Community & Environmental groups
April 2019: 
The threat of rising transport carbon emissions to the Climate Change Act process
February 2019: My article in Local Transport Today describing how a Committee on Climate Change-compliant carbon reduction pathway was imposed on Transport for the North
March 2018: series of articles on Transport for the North’s proposed new strategy
consultation responses on Heathrow 3rd Runway national policy statement – for Campaign for Better Transport (May and December)
May 2017:
Scoping for Cutting Carbon UK begins. This new national climate change initiative, funded by Network for Social Change and delivered by Green Alliance, was publicly launched in October 2018.
lots of activity responding to the Dec 2015 Floods in Hebden Bridge (and the Upper Calder Valley)
October 2015:
briefing on Trans-Pennine Tunnel: Testing the Fundamental Feasibilty
July 2015: briefing on Airports Commission compliance with CCC emissions framework
July 2015: article on Transformation of UK population projections in the 2000s
May 2014: l
aunch of my Transport North! website
July 2013: briefing on Global Population briefing to 2050 and beyond:
sources, analysis and discussion

month-by-month listing of recent Foundation and campaigning activity
my daily (Mon-Friday) Environmental Aggregator newspaper
sourced from my Twitter feed (in the right hand column) – both ceased July 2016 (the latter after nearly 25,000 tweets)


I’ve been a fulltime volunteer environmental ‘strategist and campaigner’ since 1998, with a portfolio of activity that reaches from the local to the global, and which focuses on climate change – and as part of that transport, including aviation – and regional activity here in Yorkshire. Now based in Hebden Bridge, I was brought up in the London suburb of Pinner before moving North to study, live and work in Manchester. You can read something – but not too much – about my biography here.

From the 1990s my environmental work was undertaken via Friends of the Earth and I was on its Board for nine years (2002-11), chairing the Campaigns Committee for six. However most of my activity is now channelled through the Anthony Rae Foundation, founded in 2009 and which has Funding, Analysis, Information and Campaigns ‘divisions’. Of course, it’s all just me, rushing around.

I work for free; and believe in collective benefit – I don’t like selfish individualism (but both in a non-politically partisan sense) – and the transformative power of creativity.

If you’re interested in my work or that of the Foundation – maybe can see an opportunity for collaboration – you should contact me.