Europe


“Women are on the frontline of defending rights and the environment”

Members of the Gender Justice and Dismantling Patriarchy Working Group of Friends of the Earth International met in Montevideo

This was the third meeting of Friends of the Earth International´s Working Group since it was created. From May 2 to 5, its members analyzed what has been done so far and the steps to follow. Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) seeks to mainstream the feminist perspective and gender  … Read more

NOAH – Friends of the Earth Denmark celebrates its 50th anniversary

NOAH - Friends of the Earth Denmark reached its 50th anniversary on March 9th and held a three-day-long celebration

Bente Hessellund has been an activist at NOAH/Friends of the Earth Denmark for the past 25 years. She works around issues related to climate and agriculture, biomass for energy and REDD+. Real World Radio interviewed her to know more about this important celebration: “NOAH is an organization based on democracy  … 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

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

Life cannot be dammed

FoEI: “The fight against hydroelectric dams is part of our global fight for Climate Justice and to Save Our Rivers”

March 14th marks the International Day of Action against Dams and for Rivers. Mobilizations around the world denounced the socioenvironmental impacts of these construction works that operate in hydroelectric and mining projects. The Climate Justice and Energy Program of Friends of the Earth International expressed its solidarity with the communities  … Read more

GACKO THERMAL POWER PLANT SICKENS AND KILLS

Friends of the Earth Bosnia and Herzegovina denounced Gacko thermal power plant caused 158 deaths in one year

The thermal power plant located in Gacko municipality has caused multiple human health problems since it was built in 1983. It is the second biggest polluter in the Western Balkans due to its emission of fine particles (PM10). In 2016 alone it caused 158 deaths, 331 cases of bronchitis in children and  … Read more

REAL WORLD RADIO EUROPE #20

Getting to know Friends of the Earth Slovenia

Our Friends of the Earth family has grown bigger! Focus Association for Sustainable Development has recently joined our wonderful network, and to celebrate it, we talked with Živa Kavka Gobbo about her organisation’s past, present and bright future. Listen to our podcast and welcome Friends of the Earth Slovenia with  … Read more

Climate incompatible France-Spain gas pipeline cancelled

Red card to EU-backed ‘MidCat’ is major victory for campaigners - By Friends of the Earth Europe

In a victory for the movement for a fossil free Europe, a climate-damaging gas pipeline project between France and Catalonia has today been blocked by French energy regulators. Permission and funding for the central portion of the controversial ‘MidCat’ mega-project – the STEP (South Transit Eastern Pyrenees) – was refused by France’s Energy  … Read more

Real World Radio Europe #19

#RefugeesWelcome - Speaking up for refugees in Croatia (and elsewhere)

Voices of solidarity with refugees have recently been drowned out by hate speech or even systematically silence. This happened in the Balkans, where hundreds of thousands of people in need have arrived, but also in the rest of Europe. Now is the moment for us to be louder! Marija from  … Read more

The process continues

Progress at Working Group for a Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights considered a “victory” of the civil

The resolutions and conclusions of the Intergovernmental Working Group submitted by Luis Gallegos, permanent representative of Ecuador at the UN and chair of the negotiations, were approved, but the representatives of the European Union were the only ones there who did not agree with the conclusions. Now the chair will  … Read more