Around 60 citizens have met 40 members of the Finnish Parliament to discuss Finnish climate policies. The citizen lobbyists had a clear message: Finnish people want to see ambitious and fair climate policies and a law with binding annual cuts in carbon emissions.
Citizen lobbyists won four new supporters for a Climate Change Law, including the vice president of the Social Democrat party.
Brussels/Bonn, August 6 – International climate negotiations ended today with Friends of the Earth Europe criticising Europe and other rich industrialised countries for trying to avoid making any emission reductions.
A new report on the benefits for Spain of adopting a climate law has been launched by Friends of the Earth Spain at a press conference in Madrid.
The report was produced by Friends of the Earth Spain and Factor CO2 (formerly Ecofys in Spain). 'Oportunidades para una Ley de Cambio Climático en España basada en los presupuestos de carbon' (Opportunities for a Climate Change Law in Spain based on carbon budgets) shows opportunities, advantages and barriers to implementing a climate law in Spain.
Development and environmental groups today warned that EU biofuels targets are leading to uncontrollable land grabbing from poor communities in Africa, pushing more people into hunger . On the day before EU Member States submit their renewable energy plans to the EU, ActionAid and Friends of the Earth Europe called on European leaders to halt the expansion of biofuels.
European leaders, meeting today in Brussels, are seriously jeopardising the European Union's chances of averting catastrophic man made climate change, and tackling the economic crisis by delaying the crucial decision to unilaterally increase targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions. They are closing the door on innovation, green investment and up to a million new jobs warns Friends of the Earth Europe.
EU Environment Ministers meeting today in Luxembourg shelved a Commission report  analysing the possibility of increasing the EU's current 20% by 2020 emissions target. Friends of the Earth Europe believes that this jeopardises the EU's chances of averting catastrophic man made climate change. The decision came on the same day as a UN climate conference concluded in Bonn without the EU or other industrialised countries making a clear commitment to an effective global agreement to tackle climate change.
Brussels, June 10, 2010 - Commenting on the European Commission's Communication on new sustainability criteria for biofuels, Adrian Bebb, food and agriculture campaigner at Friends of the Earth Europe said:
On the 2nd of June, Friends of the Earth Ireland, as part of the Stop Climate Chaos coalition, took part in a mass lobby on climate change today.
Friends of the Earth members and supporters from all over the country came to a venue close to the Dáil (the Irish Parliament) to meet with their Members of Parliament. They asked them to commit to support a strong climate law in the Dáil, when the Bill comes before them this autumn.
BONN/BRUSSELS, May 31, 2010 – The first major UN climate negotiations following the failure of talks in Copenhagen last December begin today. The European Union must play an active role in progressing the talks by reaffirming its commitment to legally binding emission cuts under the Kyoto Protocol and committing sufficient public money for developing countries to tackle climate change, says Friends of the Earth Europe.
Brussels, May 27 – A meeting of the World Bank in Brussels was targeted by campaigners today urging it to stop financing fossil fuel projects.