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11 June 2015

The Czech government wants to sideline restrictions coal mining in North Bohemia and push ahead with destructive new projects. If they succeed, the two small cities of Horní Jiřetín and Černice will be destroyed. Since the 1960s destroyed almost 80 towns in North Bohemia have been destroyed because of coal mining.

In 1992, the Czech government established restrictions on coal mining, and promised that they would never repeal them. Since then, the minister of market and industry Jan Mládek opened the discussion of restrictions, and plans to overcome them.

8 June 2015


It's Wednesday, the third day of negotiations, when our small Bundjugend/Young Friends of the Earth Germany delegation arrives in Bonn. During the next four days, we want to follow the negotiations of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change... one of the many acronyms we are about to encounter during the next few days!). During these intersessionals, a negotiation text (called the Geneva text) is to be elaborated which will form the basis of the big climate negotiations happening in Paris in the end of the year (30.11.-11.12.2015)

29 May 2015

Tina Andersen tells us about the Natur og Ungdom (Young Friends of the Earth Norway) plans for civil disobedience actions to save both the Førde fjord and the Reppar fjord in Norway, and you can join the actions!

27 May 2015

More than 800 activists gathered outside the Norwegian parliament this Tuesday to tell the Norwegian parliament - 'there is no shame in turning back, do not dump Norway’s environmental credibility in the Førde fjord.’ Tina Andersen from Natur og Ungdom (Young Friends of the Earth Norway) gives us an update on the demonstration.

26 May 2015

BUNDjugend Berlin (Young Friends of the Earth Berlin) and the Arab Youth Climate Movement are launching a new youth exchange on green cities, after having been inspired by a successful first exchange last year. 

21 May 2015

Young Friends of the Earth Europe have signed the Maputo Declaration of African Civil Society on Climate Justice in solidarity.

Climate justice advocates, community peoples and mass movements’ representatives met in Maputo, Mozambique from 21-23 April 2015 to consider the roots, manifestations and impacts of climate change on Africa and to consider needed responses to the crises.

11 May 2015

The 8-metre tall Trojan horse was set on main square in Zagreb on the 6th of May by Zelena Akcija/Friends of the Earth Croatia , in cooperation with Baza za radničku inicijativu i demokratizaciju (BRID, Base for workers initiative and democratisation), GONG and the Stop TTIP initiative.

Young Friends of the Earth Europe were there to help raise awareness of the dangers of this Trojan horse treaty...

5 May 2015

From April 24th to 26th, about 100 young activists from BUNDjugend/YFoE Germany and other (youth) organisations gathered in the area of the Garzweiler open-pit coal mine in West Germany.

22 April 2015
On 18th April, many decantralised actions accross Europe took place resisting the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) and TiSA (Trade in Services Agreement). TTIP is threatening to our democracy, food and health safety and our environment. The treaty is being negotiated between the EU and the USA, aiming to be cocluded this year. Read about it more here.

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.