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.
Members of the European Parliament’s environment committee voted today in favour of a proposal to delay the introduction of permits into the EU Emissions Trading System.
The proposal, referred to as ETS ‘backloading’, is designed to increase the carbon price and help make the scheme more effective in driving emissions reductions. But over-reliance on this failing scheme is a dangerous distraction from more effective action against climate change, according to Friends of the Earth Europe.
Last week, Young Friends of the Earth Europe organised ‘Qatar in Brussels’ – a week-long gathering of youth from across Europe, to follow the United Nations climate negotiations in Doha, Qatar. The gathering got a political update from its representatives in Doha via video call every day, and held workshops discussing the issues and developments.
Doha, Qatar / Brussels, Belgium – Friends of the Earth Europe has condemned the governments of industrialised countries, including the European Union, for continuing to block action on climate change, at failed international climate negotiations in Doha, Qatar.
Young Friends of the Earth Europe’s alternative youth convergence, ‘Qatar in Brussels’, was held from the 1st – 8th December in Brussels. It was the third convergence of its kind (which started with Cancun in Brussels in 2010 and was followed by Durban in Brussels in 2011) and ran in parallel to the international climate negotiations in Doha, Qatar.
Friends of the Earth Ireland, with other members of Ireland’s Stop Climate Chaos coalition, staged a demonstration outside government buildings in Dublin today. Dressed as Homer Simpson, activists wanted to show that with the climate discussions next week in Doha, Qatar, it feels more like D’Oh!-a for Irish politicians when it comes to climate action.
Activists satirised the Polish government’s blocking of progress on necessary climate action. Dressed as coal industry lobbyists, our activists offered free Polish coal to participants on their way to the European Council's Working Party on International Environment Issues.