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4 February 2016

Meaghan Carmody (Young Friends of the Earth Ireland) shares her personal reflections on the recent YFoEE Food and Agriculture Working Group meeting that was held in Berlin, Germany to coincide with the 'We're Fed up' march - demanding global food and agricultural justice. 


18 January 2016

Tina Andersen Vågenes from Natur og Ungdom (Young Friends of the Earth Norway) shares their group's story of local fight to save Norwegian fjords from mining waste. The Norwegian government approved the large scale disposal of mining waste in the Førde fjord in May. However, the fight is not over yet.   

22 December 2015

Marina is a young woman from Greece who is using art as a way of confronting and challenging injustices while creating the world that we know is possible. Her art can be viewed here.

Some of her previous work includes a beautiful mural in Lima, Peru, that she made together with Luka Tomac of Friends of the Earth Croatia during the UN climate talks in 2014, and which shows how climate change, dirty energy and extractivism are affecting people.

9 December 2015

COP21 has reached its end game. The Durban platform closed on Saturday, and a new draft has been negotiated by ministers has now been published.

Despite countless closed door meetings, late night sessions, unprecedented exclusion of civil society and attempts by powerful Northern countries to hasten the process, little has been achieved so far.

7 December 2015

Jamie Gorman & Romina Ranke from Young Friends of The Earth Europe, beautifully summarise why is it important to stand in solidarity with social and climate movements from Global South, and why frontline communities fighting climate change are building the real solutions to the climate crisis.

Young Friends of the Earth Europe is a grassroots network of young people and youth organisations working collectively for social and environmental justice on a local, national and European level. We organise events and inspire young people to take action on issues ranging from climate change, food and agriculture and education for sustainability – to ensure the voices of young people are heard in Europe and beyond.