4 November 2016

The world is still on a collision course with climate change, according to Friends of the Earth Europe, despite the international climate agreement forged in Paris last year entering into force ahead of schedule today.

28 September 2016

Cash that should be flowing into projects that boost environmental sustainability is instead fuelling outdated carbon-intensive projects like motorways, airports, and fossil-fuel infrastructure, according to a new report on Europe's investment plan released today.

26 September 2016

Over half of citizens in the European Union could be generating their own renewable electricity by 2050, according to new research released today.

The research outlines the potential for citizen-owned renewable energy projects in Europe, where 264 million "energy citizens" could generate 45% of the European Union's electricity needs by 2050 – as part of a democratised energy system.

15 September 2016

What should have been two significant contributions to Europe's war chest in the fight against climate change will in fact leave the planet short-changed and open the door to even more polluting fossil fuel projects, argue campaigners at Bankwatch, Friends of the Earth Europe and Climate Action Network Europe.

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2 September 2016

The last of the drilling machinery rolled out of Woodburn Forest in Northern Ireland today, bringing an end to attempts to drill for oil and gas in the region a huge milestone for the Stop the Drill campaign and the local residents behind it.

England, Wales and Northern Ireland
20 July 2016

Efforts to tackle climate change across the European Union fall far short of commitments made in Paris, according to Friends of the Earth Europe. The European Commission announced today its plan to distribute the goal of cutting emissions 40% by 2030 among the 28 member states.

6 July 2016

The European Commission must listen to the European Parliament calling for an EU budget that works for people and planet – according to CEE Bankwatch Network, Friends of the Earth Europe and Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe.

2 July 2016

Jordens Vänner/Friends of the Earth Sweden condemned the Swedish government today following their authorisation of the state-owned energy company Vattenfall to sell their climate-killing coal operations in Germany.

Czech Republic, Sweden
19 May 2016

On the second weekend of May, thousands of people from across Europe gathered in a small corner of Lusatia, close to the German border with Poland. They were there for a weekend of anti-coal stunts and actions including a climate camp and demonstrations, next to one of the most polluting coal mines in Europe. In parallel, many participated a direct action under the banner of Ende Gelände (here and no further) with the aim of shutting down the mine – and they succeeded.

Germany, Young Friends of the Earth Europe

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