Copenhagen, Denmark, December 12 - More than five thousand people from around the world have joined Friends of the Earth International's 'Flood for climate justice' this morning in Copenhagen to demand climate justice and an end to offsetting carbon emissions.
Brussels/Copenhagen, December 11 - The chances of reaching a just and fair international agreement on combating climate change are extremely slim today after European Heads of State failed to significantly strengthen the EU's position for Copenhagen.
At a meeting in Brussels, EU leaders agreed not to increase the 20% emission reduction target by 2020, compared to 1990 levels, which they set in 2007. They kept their conditional offer of a 30% target for 2020 subject to other parties' commitments.
Copenhagen/Brussels, December 10 – Europe must commit to at least 40% reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 without offsetting, Friends of the Earth International urged today as European Heads of State meet in parallel to the UN climate negotiations in Copenhagen.
The meeting of the European Council in Brussels on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 December will discuss climate change and emissions targets for the EU with serious implications for the ongoing international talks.
Copenhagen/Brussels – The European Union must make stronger commitments to fighting climate change to increase the chance of achieving a just and effective global climate agreement, Friends of the Earth Europe said today as vital United Nations climate talks opened in Copenhagen.
Brussels – One week ahead of crucial climate change talks in Copenhagen, a new study released today by Stockholm Environment Institute in partnership with Friends of the Earth Europe proves for the first time that Europe could double its greenhouse gas emission reduction target for 2020.
12,000 people converged on the beach in Ostend, Belgium, in a colourful dance-protest for the climate, 100 days before the crucial UN climate conference in Copenhagen.
‘The Big Ask again’ event, organised by Friends of the Earth and other members of the Belgian Climate Coalition, was directed by award winning filmmaker Nic Balthazar. The 12,000 people performed a choreographed Bollywood-style dance and called for a strong, just agreement at the climate talks.
4,000 people took part in the 'human flood' event in Helsinki to demand that Finland adopts a legally binding climate law with annual cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. The flood also called for Finland to take a strong and just position to the UN climate negotiations in Copenhagen in December.
The event, organised by Friends of the Earth Finland and a coalition of 23 environmental organisations, is the largest ever climate change event to take place in Finland.
Brussels, Munich, July 13, 2009 - Energy Union is a pan-European campaign tour with the objective of empowering young people and policy makers in Europe to take action against climate change. Energy Union promotes "Intelligent Energy": the potential of renewable energy, energy-conscious behaviour and the need for changes at the political level. Over the next two years the Energy Union tour will visit 12 countries across Europe with a live audio visual show from Coldcut, an interactive exhibition using the "Gridio" system, and political panel discussions.
The Hungarian parliament has adopted a landmark resolution setting out the content for a national climate law. The resolution, initiated by Friends of the Earth and the National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD), received unprecedented cross-party support after being submitted by the Chair of the House and arepresentative of each party.
The Scottish parliament at Holyrood was visited by a group of penguins today who have brought a chunk of their dwindling habitat with them in a bid to save the humans from climate chaos.
The penguins, assisted by Friends of the Earth Scotland, created an entire Antarctic scene consisting of snow covered ground, giant icebergs and snow machines whipping up a real blizzard.