Brussels, March 15 - European Environment Ministers met today to discuss the next steps after the failure of the UN conference in Copenhagen last December. While it is positive that they stick to the existing negotiating texts under the Kyoto Protocol as the basis for a future agreement, Friends of the Earth Europe believes that the Council's conclusions have shortcomings which prevent the EU from achieving a strong and fair solution to the climate crisis.
Brussels, March 9 - Today the European Commission released its communication on International climate policy post-Copenhagen, initiated by the new Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard.  Although the communication contains positive elements since it holds on to the idea of binding emission reduction targets under the Kyoto protocol and the existing negotiating texts, Friends of the Earth Europe is critical of the communication for failing to offer ambition needed on emission reductions.
Brussels, 23 February 2010 – On the day of the release of annual industry-sponsored figures, a new report from Friends of the Earth International reveals that claims made by the biotech industry that genetically modified (GM) crops can combat climate change are both exaggerated and premature. 
Last-minute lobbying by industry has stopped the Hungarian parliament from adopting a climate law in its current term.
Following successful campaigning by Friends of the Earth Hungary's Big Ask campaign, the Hungarian Climate Bill was included on the Parliamentary agenda in mid-February and received support from all parties. But industries afraid of being detrimentally affected by the law have succeeded in blocking it at the last moment.
Brussels, February 8 – Putting more electric cars on the road could increase carbon emissions unless they run on green energy, says a new independent report commissioned jointly by Friends of the Earth Europe, Greenpeace and Transport & Environment. The environmental organisations call for national renewable electricity targets to ensure electric vehicles are truly 'zero emissions'.
Brussels, February 3 – A leaked document from the European Commission reveals plans to allow the controversial use of palm oil as a biofuel by redefining palm plantations as 'forests'. The expansion of palm plantations is a major cause of tropical rainforest destruction.
The draft Commission guidance for EU countries also states that cutting down a rainforest and planting a palm plantation would be possible under EU laws aimed at stopping 'unsustainable' biofuels. 
Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland have produced a short video on the Climate Change Act, in conjunction with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, December 18, 2009 - Commenting on the failure of rich country governments to secure a strong and fair UN agreement to tackle climate change in Copenhagen, Magda Stoczkiewicz, director of Friends of the Earth Europe said:
"Politicians cannot call this 'outcome' a success when in fact nothing meaningful has been agreed. Negotiations must now become even more intense to reach a just and effective climate agreement.
Copenhagen, Brussels, December 16 - Friends of the Earth representatives have been barred from the United Nations climate talks in the Bella Centre in Copenhagen today. Every delegate from the international environmental campaign group arrived at the centre this morning to find their badges were no longer valid.
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, December 16, 2009 - Friends of the Earth International denounced today an attempt by the Danish Prime Minister to derail the UN negotiations in favour of rich countries and condemned the exclusion of critical civil society voices - including Friends of the Earth - from the UN climate conference.