Brexit: reaction

24 June 2016

The UK referendum should be a wake-up call for a new era of politics that builds cooperation and solidarity, with peoples' welfare and the environment at its heart.

Friends of the Earth Europe is committed to creating sustainable and just societies and to protecting the environment. We are living in an increasingly globalised society where every nation is inextricably linked. The most pressing issues of today are global – they do not respect national borders, and cannot be tackled alone.

Magda Stoczkiewicz, Friends of the Earth Europe director comments: "Whether tackling climate change, finding a just solution to the refugee crisis, reversing the rampant destruction of nature, or reigning in corporate greed and cutting inequalities, we need nations in Europe to work together and we need politicians in Brussels and national capitals to take the side of people and the environment above those of vested interests'."

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BLOG: Craig Bennett, CEO of Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland, comments on the UK's decision to leave the European Union.