31 May 2017

Campaigners from over 20 countries across Europe visited the controversial fracking site at Preston New Road, Lancashire, today, to offer support to local communities as they mark six years of successfully keeping fracking at bay.

This month marks six years since Cuadrilla fracked the first and only well in the UK, resulting in earth tremors and a temporary moratorium. Because of community opposition wherever fracking has since been proposed, people have successfully kept the industry at bay throughout the UK.

England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland
24 May 2017

An estimated 10,000 people took to the streets of Brussels today to 'welcome' Donald Trump on his first visit to the city – and Europe – after the US election.

Mr. Trump, who had called the city a 'hellhole' while campaigning in 2016, was greeted by a huge coalition of individuals and groups denouncing his dangerous climate policies, devastating rollbacks of social and environmental protections, misogyny, Islamophobia, racism and more.

Belgium (Flanders and Brussels), Belgium (Wallonia and Brussels)
11 March 2017

Today marks six years to the day since March 11, 2011, when the Great Tohoku Earthquake led to the disastrous meltdowns in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants owned by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). Six years on, the accident remains unresolved and people in Japan continue to face the consequences of a prolonged and unprecedented nuclear disaster.

The consequences are complicated and diverse. Due to the widespread radiation contamination, the lives of those who once lived with blessings of nature were lost and in many areas, dramatically altered.

Belgium (Flanders and Brussels), Belgium (Wallonia and Brussels)
23 February 2017

Thor Markussen, climate justice and energy campaigner for Friends of the Earth Europe, visited the earthquake stricken region of Groningen, to witness the lengths the Dutch government is willing to go in order to extract fossil fuels, and that others are willing to do in order to resist it.

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Netherlands, School of Sustainability
17 February 2017

The European Commission today announced its billionth Euro of subsidies for gas infrastructure in under three years. A new pledge of €228 million for gas projects takes the total financing for fossil fuel infrastructure to over €1 billion since the Commission's flagship fund for energy infrastructure, the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), was launched in 2014. 

20 January 2017

The battle to prevent catastrophic climate change just got harder, according to Friends of the Earth, as Donald Trump steps into the White House today. Friends of the Earth Europe stands with colleagues on the other side of the Atlantic in rejecting and fighting against the divisive, hateful rhetoric used by Donald Trump, and in resisting his institutionalization of fossil fuel interests in the White House.

20 December 2016

Dodgy data from the European gas lobby could lock Europe into unnecessary billion-euro infrastructure deals and decades of fossil-fuel use, according to Friends of the Earth Europe.

30 November 2016

Beacons of hope shine out from amongst an otherwise gloomy 'winter package' according to Friends of the Earth Europe, as the European Commission announced its proposals for energy efficiency and renewable energy today.

18 November 2016

The momentum for global action on climate change refused to be overshadowed by the election of a climate denier to the US Presidency, according to Friends of the Earth International, as the international climate conference in Marrakech came concluded today.

17 November 2016

Guest blog from Naturvernforbundet/Friends of the Earth Norway

Norway, the first country to have a minister of environment, whose former prime minister coined the term 'sustainable development', is seemingly on a mission to trash its green image. Shooting its few remaining wolves, pumping oil in the Arctic, and dumping toxic waste in its pristine fjords – how did it come to this?

Norway

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