Days before the biggest-ever meeting of world leaders gather for climate talks in New York hundreds of thousands marched around the world to demand climate justice, standing with climate and dirty energy-affected communities worldwide.
However, Friends of the Earth Europe is concerned that the September 23 'talk shop' will only see leaders fiddling with flimsy pledges instead of setting the groundwork for an ambitious international climate agreement
The line-up of new European Commissioners nominated to be the European Union's most senior civil servants for the next five years was announced yesterday.
A leaked European Union document published today by the Washington Post exposes the dangerous direction the trade deal between the U.S. and the EU is taking when it comes to raw material and energy.
Finland and Denmark have recently become the latest countries to adopt binding climate laws.
In June, measures were agreed in Copenhagen to move the country towards a low-emissions society by 2050, while the Finnish government committed to 80% CO2 reductions by 2050.
With EU Sustainable Energy Week running from today until until Friday 27th June, Friends of the Earth Europe has gathered examples of community energy initiatives across Europe to highlight the benefits these projects can bring to individuals, communities, and the planet.
Friends of the Earth Europe, alongside other civil society groups, symbolically returned to the International climate talks today. The talks resumed in Bonn, Germany on Monday, the first session since a broad section of civil society walked out of the negotiations in Warsaw last year – in solidarity with those affected by climate change, and in protest over the corporate capture of the talks and the lack of ambition.
Leaders of the Group of seven (G7) countries must break their fossil fuel dependency, and invest in genuine solutions to energy security, like energy efficiency and community-owned renewables, demanded Friends of the Earth Europe today.
As international climate talks resume in Bonn today, two months after climate scientists warned of climate-change-related risks from extreme events, leaders of the G7 are meeting in Brussels to discuss topics including the Ukraine, climate and energy.
The European Business Summit kicks off today in Brussels – a two-day, €890-per-ticket gathering of industry executives and EU policy makers.
The EU and US must not exploit the Ukraine crisis to fast-track further fossil fuel development on both sides of the Atlantic, according to Friends of the Earth Europe and Friends of the Earth US. The call comes as the US Secretary of State John Kerry and the EU High Commissioner Catherine Ashton met today for an emergency EU-US energy council, just two days after the latest UN climate report warned of climate-change-related risks from extreme events, such as heat waves, extreme precipitation, and coastal flooding.
The European Union's 28 heads of state and government discussed climate and energy targets for 2030 for the first time at a summit in Brussels today. The options they are considering put dirty industry interests ahead of citizens and the planet and will not bring about the transition to the clean energy system urgently needed, reacted Friends of the Earth Europe.