Fossil Free Europe Delivering a just transition to a 100% renewable, no nuclear, super energy-efficient, zero-fossil-fuel Europe by 2030

6 June 2017

Following a week in the Peak District national park, in the United Kingdom, attending the Friends of the Earth Europe annual gathering, and the local activists 'Basecamp', Susann Scherbarth reflects on the inspiring individuals who make up the Friends of the Earth Europe network.

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England, Wales and Northern Ireland, School of Sustainability, Scotland
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

The world is on track to global warming in excess of 3˚C, yet the commitments made by political leaders fall far short of what is needed to protect vulnerable and poor people across the world. But it doesn't have to be this way.

 

Friends of the Earth Europe is working to create the much-needed, fair and urgent transition to a fossil fuel free Europe by 2030. This means dismantling the fossil fuel system and creating the just, clean energy future that people want and need.

For enquiries please contact:

  • Colin Roche
  • Susann Scherbarth