10 November 2017

At the beginning of October, I took part in a Model Climate Negotiation game designed by the MIT in Norway. People from countries around the world took part, including India, Fiji, Kenya, the United Kingdom, Zambia, Syria, Norway, Ethiopia just to name a few. The game simulated the annual discussions at the UN climate talks – or the Conference of the Parties (COP). This happened just weeks before COP23 kicked off in Bonn, where governments from around the world are meeting to discuss how to implement the Paris climate deal agreed at COP21.

30 October 2017

 

Written by Juliana Okropiridse (YFoE Austria), put into proper English by Aidan Ring (YFoE Ireland)

 

One of the most commonly used active ingredients of plant 'protection' products [1] may finally be about to get withdrawn from the EU marketplace as it should have been a long time ago. Yes, I'm talking about Glyphosate, but what actually is Glyphosate?

19 October 2017

On 13th-16th October activists, groups and communities across the world mobilised for climate justice and food sovereignty.

YFoE groups took action in a variety of ways, from spraypainting stencils in the streets to decorating statues in city centres. Some groups organised film screenings and discussions on key issues such as land grabbing and gas extraction. Others protested outside corporations responsible for environmental and social injustices!

See all of this and more in our interactive tour of Europe! 

 

26 September 2017

See part one of this blogpost on the risks of glyphosate!

Awareness over the impacts of glyphosate on humans, animals and the environment has grown slowly, but steadily in the last two decades. By now a lot of organisations around the world campaign against the use of this ingredient in herbicides for agriculture and gardening. Moreover, many local or central governments around the world have taken steps to limit its use to various degrees (as well as some municipalities in the UK).

14 September 2017

Following a cross-regional event between YFoE Africa and YFoE Europe that took place in Brussels in July, members of both networks worked together to draft this letter to member states of the EU. In it we highlight the injustices and barriers faced by people from the Global South coming to Europe and explain why this is such a crucial obstacle in the fight for climate justice.

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