30 October 2020

Community energy is key to action on the climate crisis, boosting local economies, and reinvigorating communities. But how to make it happen? This guide is here to walk you through it, step by step.

Gathering expertise from 27 projects around Europe, this handbook from Friends of the Earth, REScoop.eu, Energy Cities is packed with instructions, practical tips, powerful success stories and invaluable resources to build a local, community-led renewable energy revolution.

8 October 2020

This report shows the damage that the rise in factory farming in Europe is doing to the climate and human health, and advocates for a full phase out of factory farming in the EU by 2040.

5 October 2020

New research by the Fossil Free Politics campaign reveals a concerted lobbying effort by the fossil fuel industry during Covid-19 to win concessions for climate-damaging energy schemes, gain access to bailout funds, and weaken environmental standards. This is undermining climate action, the EU Green Deal and green recovery.

Bailing out fossil fuels is giving a free rein to polluting coal, oil and gas companies, and is incompatible with climate action.

1 September 2020

All around the world, businesses are responsible for human rights abuses and environmental harm, as underscored by the recent COVID-19 crisis.

Businesses must not be allowed to close their eyes to the impact of their business decisions on other actors in the chain. Voluntary measures have proved to be vastly insufficient, as recognised by the recent European Commission study on due diligence requirements through the supply chain.

7 July 2020

A critical flaw in the design of an EU law on energy infrastructure has helped the fossil fuel industry pocket over €1 billion in EU taxpayer funds for gas projects, according to new analysis from Friends of the Earth Europe and Food & Water Action Europe.

18 June 2020

Over five decades, oil and gas extraction have caused large-scale, continued contamination of the water and soil in Ogoni communities.
The continued and systematic failure of oil companies and government to clean up have left hundreds of thousands of Ogoni people facing serious health risks, struggling to access safe drinking water, and unable to earn a living due to the contamination of waterways.

9 June 2020

Insects are in decline across the world because of industrial farming and heavy pesticide use which are threatening food production, according to the Insect Atlas released today by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and Friends of the Earth Europe.

Insects keep the planet's ecological system running, and ensure our food supply - 75% of our most important crops depend on pollination by insects. Insects also improve soil quality and reduce plant pests by decomposing manure and dead plant matter.

28 May 2020

We're happy to present the impact of Friends of the Earth Europe in 2019 in our Annual Review.

This Annual Review rounds-up highlights from our network of grassroots member organisations across Europe and our European office - including a never-seen-before year of pan-European climate protests; major mobilisations for Good Food Good Farming; a major victory on a fossil-free European Investment Bank; the European Green Deal; plan for a Just Transition in multiple countries; wins for forests and nature, and more.

It also provides detailed financial information for 2019.

26 May 2020

The European Commission has recently concluded a trade deal with Mercosur countries (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) which, if ratified, would be the biggest trade deal both blocs ever implemented in terms of the number of citizens involved.
However, this paper shows: The trade deal comes at a tremendous expense for people and the planet.

Dire consequences are looming both on regional and global levels:

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