8 January 2018

Kristiyan Naidenov

What does it mean to negotiate for the climate and to take decisions about the future of the planet? Leaving aside any government representatives, summits, media statements and reportages, a group of sixteen young people now can answer these questions! Because they participated in the first simulation of the United Nations Climate Change conference (COP) in Sofia that took place on 25th of November in Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", with the support of three Sofia based university eco-clubs.

5 December 2017

Maria Novita Saragi from YFoE Russia

"Nothing burns like the cold. But only for a while. Then it gets inside you and starts to fill you up, and after a while you don't have the strength to fight it." Said George R.R. Martin, the  American writer who wrote the phenomenal series Game of Thrones.

22 November 2017

Today was the last day in court where three environmental organisations – including Natur og Ungdom/Young FoE Norway – have taken on the Norwegian government for opening up new areas in the Arctic to oil drilling. The plaintiffs have been arguing that drilling for new oil violates the Norwegian Constitution and contravenes the Paris Agreement.

21 November 2017

Whilst political decision makers have been failing to respond to the urgency of the climate crisis during negotiations at COP 23, young people have challenged them from inside and outside the climate conference halls.

14 November 2017

A landmark court case kicks off today, as a historic people-powered lawsuit against the Norwegian government for granting new licenses to drill for oil in the Arctic Barents Sea reaches the courts. The plaintiffs, Natur og Ungdom/Young Friends of the Earth Norway and Greenpeace Nordic, argue that the decision contravenes the Paris climate agreement and violates the right to a safe and healthy environment for current and future generations granted by the Norwegian Constitution.

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