Climate Justice and Energy


Carbon Markets: a new form of climate colonialism

Climate justice movements and organizations speak out against Carbon Markets at COP 25.

On December 5, international social movements and organizations fighting for climate justice demanded the elimination of carbon markets from the Paris Agreement, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 25) in Madrid. Friends of the Earth International, La Vía Campesina, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, the Indigenous Environmental Network, and  … Read more

Agendas of Latin American environmental activists, workers and feminists meet at the Peoples´ Summit

Workshop: “The crisis as a business opportunity, market mechanisms, and the privatization of nature”.

“False solutions do not offer a way out of the crisis because they do not put life above everything else. The logic of life needs to be present in our political actions. And for this, system change is needed”, said feminist Natalia Lobo, from the World March of Women Brazil,  … Read more

Climate Strikes in Friends of the Earth

FoEI groups around the world were part of the Climate Strikes: supporting youth and calling for climate justice.

Report from Friends of the Earth International – Climate Justice & Energy International Programme The week of 20-27 September saw the biggest global mobilisation to highlight the climate emergency in history with over 7 million people participating in global climate strikes and actions! Friends of the Earth groups around the  … Read more

BlackRock invests in burning the Amazon

New report explores how the investments of global asset manager drive deforestation and violate the rights of indigenous people

“As fires rage across the Amazon, a report released today reveals that BlackRock, the world’s largest institutional investor with $6.5 trillion USD in assets, is deeply invested in the sectors most responsible for tropical forest destruction in the Amazon and around the world”, reads a press release issued by Friends of the  … Read more

Organizations announce Peoples´ Summit 2019

“Save the Earth, Change the System” is the slogan used by organizations resisting in defense of the planet

Over 160 social, environmental and feminist organisations, together with different unions, make up the Peoples´ Summit 2019, which was presented on July 9 in Santiago, Chile. The Peoples´ Summit will take place in Chile in resistance to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum –APEC 2019– and the United Nations Summit on  … Read more

African youth for system change

Friends of the Earth Nigeria is building an environmental youth network

The lives of human rights defenders in Africa are seriously threatened. For example, in Cameroon, on 26 May, human rights defender Elvis Brown Luma Mukuna received a death threat via a call from an unknown number. Ten days earlier, two men had forcibly entered Elvis’s house, abducted his younger brother  … Read more

Impacts of coal megaprojects in South Africa

groundWork - Friends of the Earth South Africa warns about a third boom of coal megaprojects and its impacts in that country

Boom and Bust in the Waterberg is the title of a report published by environmental justice organization groundWork in March. It documents the history of coal megaprojects that have reshaped this remote corner of the country. It also addresses the impacts of coal megaprojects and warns about how a third  … Read more

Real World Radio Europe #22

The one where we hear from the students striking for climate

Over the last few months, climate protests have erupted across Europe and the world, forcing governments to pay attention – if not making them take action yet. We spoke to school and university students from across Europe who started organising and protesting for the first time. Why now? And what  … Read more

Real World Radio Europe #21

Working with communities affected by environmental injustice

Many communities in the world are fighting for their right to live in a safe and natural environment. Some weeks ago, during Young Friends of the Earth Europe’s training in Ireland, we spoke with Lynda Sullivan and V’Cenza Cirefice about their experiences working with communities affected by environmental injustice. They  … Read more

Friends of Earth Netherlands has presented Shell with a court summons to stop its destruction of the climate

Interview with lawyer leading the case to stop Shell: “We do feel that we can win”.

Shell is one of the biggest climate polluters in the world. This transnational company has known about the severity of climate change and the impacts of oil drilling for years, but has not only misled the public on the issue, it continues drilling for oil. On April 5, Friends of  … Read more