20 June 2019

Heads of state and government have set priorities for EU cooperation over the next five years at a summit in Brussels today – but have not gone far enough in prioritising action on the climate emergency, reacted Friends of the Earth Europe.

Friends of the Earth Europe called for a bold vision and action for transformational change to tackle climate and ecological breakdown and inequality.

Jagoda Munic, director of Friends of the Earth Europe said:

18 June 2019

Today’s European Commission analysis of Member States’ draft ten-year plans for climate and energy confirms a big climate fail, according to Friends of the Earth Europe. The EU's 2030 renewables and energy efficiency targets — already insufficient — will be missed if Member States do not improve their plans.

14 June 2019

Ahead of a meeting of the EU bank’s Governors in Luxembourg, 70 civil society organisations, think tanks and academics across Europe have called for a fossil-free European Investment Bank (EIB) in a joint statement released today.

As EU Finance Ministers gather in Luxembourg as Governors of the EIB to discuss this year’s priorities for the bank of the European Union.

28 May 2019

New MEPs have an awesome responsibility - no less than the future of the planet

by Jagoda Mu

9 May 2019

Future of Europe debate concludes without action at Sibiu EU summit

Europe’s prime ministers met today in Sibiu, Romania, for a largely symbolic summit intended to renew commitment on the ‘issues that really matter to people‘.

8 May 2019

As Europe’s prime ministers meet tomorrow in Sibiu, Romania, to shape the future of Europe, the EU’s next five-year priorities and long-term climate goals, Friends of the Earth Europe urges them to grasp the nettle of transformative change.

23 April 2019

On the April 5th 2019, the sun started to shine again in Spain - though the weather forecast predicted rain. The Spanish Government passed new regulations on self-consumption of renewable energy, that could unleash a renewables bloom.

The regulations, contained in a Royal Decree, bring to an end a four-year hiatus during which the country of the sun installed zero new renewable capacity.

Spain
5 April 2019

Friends of the Earth has today delivered a court summons to Shell at its headquarters in the Hague, to legally compel the company to cease its destruction of the climate, in a historic climate litigation on behalf of more than 30,000 people from 70 countries.

22 March 2019

Turning rights into reality

The community energy movement has recently received an important boost. New EU legislation on renewable energy gives communities and individuals the right to generate, store, consume and sell their own energy.

These community energy rights could be transformational for the fossil-free energy system we need to build. But these rights must now be laid down in national laws, to take effect.

Hungary, Spain
21 March 2019

Exxon-Mobil's tactics of deliberately spreading false information on climate change have been exposed today in a public hearing in the European Parliament.

But the company’s refusal to attend the hearing has led a growing number of Members of the European Parliament to back calls to strip Exxon-Mobil lobbyists of their parliamentary access badges.

Myriam Douo, transparency campaigner for Friends of the Earth Europe said:

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