Climate justice Building an international movement for climate justice and a fossil free world, in solidarity with communities affected by climate change

14 January 2020

The European Commission has launched proposals for a package to help workers and communities make the shift to fossil free societies – a policy Friends of the Earth Europe and unions have for years demanded. The proposal is part of the EU Green Deal, unveiled in December 2019.

13 December 2019

European governments today adopted to a target of zero net carbon emissions by the year 2050.

Responding to this new long-term goal approved by heads of state and government at a summit in Brussels, Susann Scherbarth, climate justice spokesperson for Friends of the Earth Europe said;

Communities are already experiencing the impacts of man-made climate change, especially in the Global South, but also increasingly here in Europe. The overconsumption of resources is contributing to the crisis and increasing inequality within and between countries.

Europe was largely responsible for causing climate change. Friends of the Earth Europe believes European and other rich industrialised countries must do their fair share to act first and fastest to combat it in ways that do not deepen social injustice.

Real solutions to climate change are available. We are working to strengthen a movement for climate justice and create a fossil-free Europe.

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