Today marks the beginning of a month of worldwide public protest and action to say no to dirty energy, and to support clean, renewable alternatives.
As part of the 'Reclaim Power' month, Friends of the Earth Europe will construct a people's windmill outside the European Parliament in Brussels on 7th November to show that people should be at the centre of renewable energy.
"Brussels could be underwater if EU leaders don't take action on climate change." That was the stark message delivered by Friends of the Earth Europe and WWF today to European institutions around the city.
The activists wore lifejackets whilst they distributed information to highlight the threat of rising sea levels to cities across the planet. Global temperature rises and the subsequent melting of the ice caps could cause disastrous flooding reaching from the coast to the political centre of the European Union.
As the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development today closes the public consultation period on its upcoming energy strategy, a coalition of the largest ten European environmental organisations, the Green 10, is calling on the bank to phase out fossil fuels from its future lending, beginning with coal, and to rule out lending to risky energy sources, such as nuclear and shale gas.
The United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) fifth assessment report, published today, has confirmed the need for urgent action to address the climate crisis.
Global 2000/Friends of the Earth Austria has reacted to plans to fund nuclear power plants with European taxpayers money with a new petition.
The European Commission is preparing new state aid rules which would enable EU member states to grant subsidies to all energy forms designated as low carbon – including nuclear. This funding has until now been for investing in renewable energies
Friends of the Earth Finland continue to put pressure on the Finnish government to enact a strong and comprehensive climate law – to ensure Finland reduces carbon emissions, year on year, every year.
Campaign groups today called on the European Commission to withdraw financial and political support for the lifetime extension of Ukrainian nuclear facilities.
Friends of the Earth Europe and its Ukrainian member Zelenyi Svit, CEE Bankwatch Network and Greenpeace CEE want the Commission to withhold the granting of a €300 million loan to the Ukraine NPP Safety Upgrade Project which would prolong the life of reactors scheduled to close in 2020.
The Climbing for Climate Justice Everest expedition – organized by the Save the Himalayas Campaign and Khangri Media, in collaboration with Friends of the Earth Nepal / Pro Public successfully climbed Mount Everest to demand climate justice from the top of the world.
"This expedition aims to draw attention to the disastrous impacts that climate change is having on our precious ecosystems as well as local communities," said Prakash Mani Sharma, executive director of Friends of the Earth Nepal / Pro Public.
Brussels, March 27 - EU officials today published details of their planned approach to climate and energy policy until 2030. Friends of the Earth Europe has described the plans as ‘dangerously inadequate’ and particularly criticised the lack of legally binding targets to encourage more energy from renewables and more energy savings.
The European Commission’s strategy paper  indicates the executive’s clear support for a legally binding target for reducing EU greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
To commemorate the second anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, Friends of the Earth Austria, Hungary and partner organisation "Sortir du nucleaire" formed a human chain of 20,000 activists in Paris today.