One of the dirtiest international climate talks on record draws to a close in Warsaw, with little progress towards tackling climate change, according to Friends of the Earth Europe.
Eight hundred climate activists – including Friends of the Earth – walked out of the international climate talks in Warsaw on Thursday, in protest at the lack of ambition, and in solidarity with people affected by climate change.
One day before the scheduled conclusion of the international climate talks in Warsaw, hundreds of climate activists – including Friends of the Earth – have walked out in protest at the lack of ambition at the talks, and in solidarity with people affected by climate change.
Friends of the Earth Europe called on politicians to keep dirty energy out of the international climate talks in Warsaw, and for urgent action to respond to a planetary emergency. Dirty energy sources have no role to play in a fair, clean and safe energy future, according to the organisation.
The decision by the Polish government to host the world coal summit at the same time as the international climate negotiations was met with protest today in Warsaw. Activists and campaigners from the European, International and youth networks of Friends of the Earth participated in a day of action against coal – telling decision-makers to kick coal and other dirty energy out of the climate talks in Warsaw.
Thousands of people marched in central Warsaw today, under the banner of 'System change, not climate change', with a strong call from Friends of the Earth Europe to move the climate talks towards an equitable, ambitious and people-centred solution to the climate crisis. The march brought the first week of the international climate talks in Poland to a close.
An estimated 2,000 people are feared to have been killed in the fierce typhoon that hit the Philippines on Friday. Hundreds of thousands have been displaced and as many as 10 million affected.
As government negotiators meet in Poland for the international climate summit, members of Friends of the Earth from across the global federation showed solidarity for the victims and survivors of the typhoon, and called for urgent and just action to avert the worst consequences of climate change.
As international climate talks begin today in Warsaw, Poland, Friends of the Earth Europe calls on European politicians to work towards an equitable, ambitious and people-centred solution to the climate crisis.
The impacts of climate change are becoming more frequent and devastating , and the world's leading scientists have issued stark warnings about the scale of the planetary emergency. This year's conference needs focus on fast and fair emission cuts, and a renewable energy future that is community-orientated, according to the organisation.
More than 150 people formed the shape of a giant wind turbine in front of the European Parliament in Brussels today to call for more support for community renewable energy projects.
The colourful 'People's windmill' event aimed to send a message that citizen and community-controlled renewables should be at the centre of Europe's energy policy.
Poland will host the United Nations' climate talks later this month as governments try to reach an international agreement on how to tackle climate change. The Conference of Parties (COP19) will be held in Warsaw and will attract observers from civil society aiming to discuss issues and the concerns of the people affected by a changing climate.
You are invited to be part of the 'people's windmill' on this Thursday 7th November from 12:30-14:00 on the esplanade outside the European Parliament in Brussels.
We'll be working together to form a giant windmill image to show that people should be at the centre of renewable energy.
Clean, community-owned energy already exists and is a real solution to climate change. But it needs more momentum and political support. We'll be telling our decision-makers to put people and communities at the heart of a clean energy future.