Hundreds of thousands of youth climate strikers, and adults, today hit the streets of cities in every European country. They demanded urgent, massive and transformational action for a safe fossil-free future.
Opinion article by Susann Scherbarth of Friends of the Earth Europe, and Sean Sweeney of Trade Unions for Energy Democracy. First appeared on OpenDemocracy.
A new horizon is opening for energy ownership and democracy in Europe. After a five-year-long campaign for community energy, pioneered by Friends of the Earth Europe, communities and households have won new EU rights to generate, consume and sell their own renewable energy.
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Genuine, just solutions to climate change
Less is more: reducing energy consumption for a safer planet and better homes
Oil and gas exploration, and mining
Delivering a just transition to a 100% renewable, no nuclear, super energy-efficient, zero-fossil-fuel Europe by 2030
Creating a future powered by clean, fossil-free, community owned energy
Making multinational companies accountable for harm they cause anywhere in the world
When EU and international policy-making is overly influenced by business and interest groups
Our rights, and how we can shape society
The weakening of vital protections to please big business
EU trade and investment policy should start to put people before profit
Food and farming in Europe and its global impacts
Genetically modified crops and organisms
Standing up for our right to nature
Rethinking plastic, and reducing, reusing and recycling resources
Europe’s consumption of land, materials, water and carbon