Shell’s climate ambitions are nowhere near enough to prevent further global warming, according to new research by the OCI (Oil Change International). The OCI examined the climate plans of 8 oil giants. It found that if their plans are implemented, it will be impossible to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.
Blog by Molly Walsh, Friends of the Earth Europe's community energy campaigner, and a co-author of our new handbook Community Energy: A practical guide to reclaiming power.
We are facing a convergence of crises. All seem interconnected. From our climate to our health, economy, society, and democracy.
Joe Biden has defeated Trump in the U.S. election, offering potential hope for people and the planet.
Jagoda Munić, director of Friends of the Earth Europe, reacted with the following statement:
“Biden’s narrow victory offers a glimmer of hope for people and the planet.
Friends of the Earth France are celebrating a major campaign victory today for their anti-fracking campaign. Multinational French energy utility Engie has reportedly dropped a massive deal to import fracked gas from the U.S.A., citing environmental concerns over U.S. fracked gas.
Friends of the Earth Austria/GLOBAL 2000 have filed an EU complaint against their government today for an inadequate and illegal plan on building renovations and energy efficiency. Austria’s long-term renovation strategy is inadequate, harms energy poverty and carbon reduction efforts, says the group.
EU minimum standards for buildings must also apply in Austria so that energy efficient renovation and climate-friendly buildings can create thousands of jobs.
Community energy is key to action on the climate crisis, boosting local economies, and reinvigorating communities. It has been at the forefront of spurring the transformation to 100% renewable energy. And it’s a growing movement across Europe.
But how can communities and municipalities actually begin to generate and sell their own renewable energy?
A new, beautiful step-by-step handbook takes lessons from 27 inspirational success stories around Europe to walk you through it.
The European Parliament has today voted on the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), in what Friends of the Earth Europe called a 'historically bad week for the future of farming'.
A majority of MEPs voted against substantial improvements to the current harmful system, burying any hope of real reform of the 400 billion Euro funds to make them fairer to farmers or better for nature. 
The European Parliament has voted on reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). A majority of MEPs voted against major changes to better protect nature and support small-scale farmers.
The outcomes of the two-days of voting on key parts of the CAP legislation follow a deal between the European Peoples Party, the Socialists and Democrats, and Renew Europe. They are a major blow to the future of farming and would offer no substantial improvement to the current system, leaving small farms across Europe to die-out and nature unprotected, reacted Friends of the Earth Europe.