16 September 2020

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivered her first State of the Union speech this morning in the European Parliament in Brussels, in which she proclaimed Europe must lead the way from fragility to vitality after the Covid-19 crisis, and proposed a higher 2030 climate target.

Reacting to Jagoda Munic, director, Friends of the Earth Europe had this to say:

9 September 2020

Blog by Tara Connolly, energy campaigner. Originally published in Euractiv

Extraordinary summer

As Europe returns to schools and (makeshift) offices after an extraordinary summer, a decisive autumn beckons - not only for the global pandemic, but also for that other forgotten crisis, climate change.

8 September 2020

A UK gas company, Ascent Resources, has officially begun procedures to start an investor dispute against Slovenia for taking measures to protect its groundwater from fracking, in a case that could see the country paying out tens of millions of euros in damages, under the controversial Energy Charter T

13 August 2020

Stories from the frontlines of climate hope

8 July 2020

The European Commission has fallen for the fossil fuel industry's hydrogen hype with its proposals for a 'European Hydrogen Strategy' published today, says Friends of the Earth Europe.

7 July 2020

A critical flaw in the design of an EU law on energy infrastructure has helped the fossil fuel industry pocket over €1 billion in EU taxpayer funds for gas projects, Friends of the Earth Europe and Food & Water Action Europe analysis shows. [1]

The analysis comes as a majority of MEPs are set to vote on Friday (July 10) to call to revise the controversial 'trans-European energy infrastructure' (TEN-E) regulation. 

25 June 2020

Stories from the frontlines of climate hope

All over Europe, people are rising up to fix climate breakdown – demanding urgent transformation to a fair, fossil free future. Communities, cities and people are at the forefront of building community-owned renewable energy, creating green jobs, and tackling energy poverty.

Here is one such story from the frontlines of climate hope, from Spain.

19 June 2020

As EU heads of government today deliberate the EU’s proposed €750 billion coronavirus recovery package by teleconference, Friends of the Earth Europe warns they risk a rebound to business-as-usual, which would put global warming targets beyond reach.

8 June 2020

Stories of solidarity under coronavirus

Coronavirus hasn’t affected everyone equally. We're sharing stories from across our European and global network of what lockdown and life under coronavirus look like around the world. Hearing from those who are among the worst affected, and how they are taking action.

Estonia
29 May 2020

This is a ground-breaking moment for the future of Europe but the bloc’s recovery package falls short of building a fairer future. 

By Jagoda Munić, director, Friends of the Earth Europe. First published on Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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