A European Commission recommendation today not to review pledged action on climate change until after 2030 has been slammed as criminally irresponsible by Friends of the Earth Europe.
In its assessment of the implications of the global climate agreement reached in Paris in December, the European Commission concludes that the bloc's existing emissions reductions targets are adequate.
As politicians cop-out on genuine climate action at the international climate talks in Paris, over 2,000 activists from the Friends of the Earth International federation, joined by thousands more from Paris sent a global message for climate justice and peace, writ large across the city.
Thousands of individuals spelled out "Climate Justice Peace" across Paris using geolocation software, recorded online here: http://www.climatejusticepeace.org
The COP21 climate talks have concluded in Paris with a weak final outcome according to Friends of the Earth Europe.
After politicians tabled a weak draft at the climate talks in Paris today, hundreds of protestors, including Friends of the Earth International activists, staged a loud protest inside the climate summit to expose the fact that politicians are failing to provide a fair and just climate deal in Paris.
At least 500 people staged a spontaneous sit-in at the talks. The loud protest was organised by Friends of the Earth International and civil society organisations, trade unions, and grassroots movements.
The United Nations climate talks have made little progress on the most critical aspects of a deal to respond to the climate crisis, said Friends of the Earth Europe today at the mid-point of the summit in Paris. 
At the end of a frustrating first week, almost all options are still on the table. On the downside, the EU has not offered any increased financial support for countries on the frontline of climate impacts – a crucial element for fulfilling its historical responsibility, according to Friends of the Earth Europe.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has addressed the United Nations COP21 climate talks in Paris on behalf of the European Union.
The gathering of an unprecedented 147 world Heads of State marks the start of two weeks of climate talks which are expected to deliver a global agreement which should come into effect in 2020.
Susann Scherbarth, climate campaigner for Friends of the Earth Europe said: "The EU is not the climate leader President Juncker would have us think.
More than 140 world Heads of State will launch two weeks of climate talks in Paris on Monday, expected to deliver an unprecedented but weak global agreement which should come into effect in 2020.
Friends of the Earth International – the world's largest grassroots environmental network – does not have high expectations for the outcome of the 'COP21' United Nations Paris Climate Summit. Its members will be present in Paris to call for a transformation of our energy system. 
Friends of the Earth Europe is shocked and saddened by the terrible attacks in Paris, and stands in solidarity with the families of those people killed and injured, and the people of Paris. Friends of the Earth Europe extends our solidarity to all people affected by violence and terrorism.
Reacting to the French government ban on planned climate mobilizations for the COP21 UN climate talks in Paris starting on 30th November due to the heightened security situation, Friends of the Earth International chairperson Jagoda Munic said:
The EU’s energy strategy is dangerously at odds with the urgent need to transform Europe’s energy system and fight climate change, Friends of the Earth Europe has said today in response to the publication of a progress report.
The European Commission vice president for the energy union, Maroš Šefčovič, gave his ‘State of the Energy Union’ speech in Brussels, and set out next steps for Europe's energy future.