Climate justice Building a movement for climate justice, in solidarity with communities already affected by climate change

6 March 2015

The Finnish parliament today approved after voting a new climate bill that commits to 80% emissions reductions by 2050, in one of the most ambitious climate laws passed to date across Europe. 

The approval comes after long-term campaigning from Maan ystävät / Friends of the Earth Finland, who, through the Big Ask Finland campaign, has put pressure on the Finnish government to  "save them from climate catastrophe".

Finland
6 March 2015

The European Union today became the first major power to show its cards and announce the level of climate action it proposes to pledge at global climate talks in Paris later this year

But the emissions cuts beyond 2020 agreed by environment ministers fall far short of Europe’s fair share of the action needed to avoid dangerous climate change, says Friends of the Earth Europe. 

Our world is already experiencing man-made climate change, including here in Europe. The overconsumption of resources is contributing to the climate crisis and increasing social inequality within and between countries.

 

Friends of the Earth Europe believes the rich industrialised countries most responsible for the climate crisis, including Europe, must 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 build and strengthen a movement for climate justice and to promote genuine solutions to the climate crisis.

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