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29 July 2015

Climate justice was on the agenda at the Young Friends of the Earth Europe summer camp 2015 in Brittany, north-west France, as 100 European youth gathered to discuss action plans and environmental justice in the run-up to this december's UN climate talks in Paris. With workshops on intersectionality and migration struggles, we worked on broadening the scope of our movement and getting to grips with how our mainstream economic and political systems have produced the climate crisis, and how this intersects with many other struggles.

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.

17 June 2015

This week, an inspiring new documentary featuring activists from the Young Friends of the Earth Europe network launches online.

'Movement', a film by two Dutch filmmakers, tells the stories of the different paths taken by four activists from Croatia, Germany, the UK and Norway. In their sights? Oil, coal, corporations and governments obstructing the UN climate process, and threats to nature across Europe.

8 June 2015

DAY 1

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)

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.