15 October 2019

Reusable alternatives to wasteful single-use plastics are on the rise across Europe, and national governments have the tools at their disposal to boost them and slash plastic pollution. This report shows how a mixture of public and private initiatives are slashing the consumption of single-use plastic packaging and products across Europe, including deposit-return schemes, and reusable cup and food container inituatives.

2 October 2019

Berta Cáceres was murdered for protesting against the Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam that was threatening a river considered sacred by her community in Honduras. The community faced years of intimidation and military repression and, in total, five members of the community were killed. The company constructing the dam turned out to be directly involved in these killings.

1 September 2019

Putting people, communities and local authorities at the heart of Europe's energy transformation

This Vision Statement sets out demands for a future energy system for Europe which is sustainable, carbon-free, socially fair, publicly owned and controlled by local communities and people. 

19 July 2019

In preparation for the complicated process of hiring 27 new EU Commissioners, Friends of the Earth Europe joined forces with organisations defending women’s rights, democracy, public health and the environment, to outline the ideal profile of Commissioner candidates.

24 June 2019

Imagine an environmentally or socially destructive corporate project – say, a toxic mine, which could poison your local supply of water, or a luxury real estate project, which would displace hundreds of people. You and your community oppose the plans, the courts judge in your favour and the project is stopped. Seems like a community victory, right? But then the company behind the project sues your country for interfering with its profits, demanding millions or even billions in compensation.

18 June 2019

In an open letter, over 340 civil society organisations are demanding that the European Union immediately halt free trade agreement negotiations with the Mercosur bloc (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) on the grounds of deteriorating human rights and environmental conditions in Brazil. The letter is addressed to presidents of the EU institutions ahead of the ministerial-level meeting next week in Brussels where EU and Mercosur foreign ministers aim to finalise the negotiations.

14 May 2019

The EU must urgently reform damaging farming subsidies to stand a chance of saving nature, preventing the worst effects of climate change and reviving small farms and our rural regions, according to the Agriculture Atlas 2019 – a unique publication of facts and figures on the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) published by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Friends of the Earth Europe and BirdLife Europe.

The Agriculture Atlas 2019 shows that:

13 May 2019

Check out the impact of Friends of the Earth Europe in 2018 in our Annual Review.

Read highlights from our network of grassroots member organisations across Europe - including major wins in the battle against plastic pollution; victories for a fossil-free Europe saving Hambach Forest and winning an end date for coal in Germany and Spain; launching a major court case against Shell's climate crimes; forcing regulation of GMOs 2.0; saving nature in Bulgaria; and voices from youth rising across the continent.

It also contains detailed financial information.

17 April 2019

Across Europe, small-scale farmers and food activists are pushing a transition towards a better way of producing and consuming food. One that respects nature and the climate, produces better food, and provides good livelihoods for those involved.

These testimonies showcase successful examples from countries where a transition towards agroecological farming and local distribution is already happening. They are but a handful of the huge, diverse movement that is growing across Europe.

How can we support them to grow and thrive?

12 March 2019

The EU-Indonesia trade deal CEPA (Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement) is currently being discussed in Brussels. Indonesian negotiators are hoping to sell their favourite good to Europeans: palm oil. A commodity smeared with controversy, as it causes labour violations, deforestation or climate change.

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