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Climate justice. System change. Grassroots movement-building. Fun! All the latest on what's going on in the Friends of the Earth network across Europe.

Climate justice. System change. Grassroots movement-building. Fun! All the latest on what's going on in the Friends of the Earth network across Europe.
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Climate justice. System change. Grassroots movement-building. Fun! All the latest on what's going on in the Friends of the Earth network across Europe.






Episode #17 - Is Ireland about to ban drilling for oil and gas?

We follow the remarkable progress of a #fossilfree campaign in Ireland. Ireland is one of Europe's climate change 'laggards', but a powerful grassroots movement could be about to change that. In just a few short months, a well-organised group of people has sprung up to protest oil and gas drilling, and they're on the cusp of what could be a major victory - to get Ireland to outlaw new drilling for fossil fuels. Ireland would be the fourth country in the world to do so. Aideen Ó Dochartaigh...


Episode #16 - Preventing a 'Dirty Brexit'

This episode is about Brexit – the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. We explore what the decision means for the environment, and for our network, with interviews with representatives of Friends of the Earth member groups in different constituent parts of the UK. What does Brexit mean for the environment? How can we stop “a dystopian Brexit scenario”? What does it mean for Scotland specifically? And Northern Ireland? How can we make sure dirty industries don't take...


Episode #15 – Earthquakes, sinking houses and climate change: tales from Europe's largest gas field

What happens when a town strikes gas? 30 years after Shell and ExxonMobil opened up Europe's biggest gas field for drilling, the residents of Groningen are finding out – near-constant earthquakes are destroying people's homes, leaving them too dangerous to live in and too expensive to fix. Meanwhile, while north-west Europe continues to burn fossil gas, the low-lying region sits perilously close to the sea level.


Episode #14: School of Sustainability – a heart-to-heart approach to activism

How can popular education methods help environmental and social justice activists? Friends of the Earth groups from Russia, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Latvia explain how what these techniques are, how they work in practice, and what they've learned along the way.


Episode #12 - Energy Democracy Now! Building a movement to create solutions

In September 2017, energy experts and activists from 20 countries gathered in Spain and explored how clean, renewable energy can remain in people's hands. Listen to Lavinia, Alexandra, Dirk and Angel talk about energy efficiency, cooperatives, mobility, remunicipalisation and much more!


Episode 8: Putting the Eco before the Ego: a look at feminism in the environmental justice movement

This episode looks at feminism and how it relates to our work for environmental justice. We talked to four members of our network. Ivana brings us to Bosnia-Herzegovina where they started integrating the work for gender justice within their own campaigns for environmental justice. Shenna gives us a bit of an insight on the School of Sustainability work on power and privilege, giving us another perspective on equity for all and how we can achieve this. Louise and Sinead bring us to Ireland...


Episode #6 - Zagreb: Capital of Trash

This episode is a story that touches on giant bags of fake money, the actual mafia, and plans to clean up the capital of Croatia. While cities in Denmark and Cyprus enjoy the status of European Capitals of Culture in 2017, Zagreb has been blessed with a rather less sought-after title by Zelena Akcija/Friends of the Earth Croatia: the EU capital of trash. The city came last among EU capitals for separately collecting and recycling waste in a 2015 study, with recyclable material worth an...


Episode #5 - stopping the "dam tsumani" in Bosnia & Herzegovina

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, almost 300 dams are built, under construction or planned for the country's 244 rivers. Here's the story of how they're being resisted from the grassroots.


Episode #4 - How to stop CETA: instruction pack

In this episode, we walk you through the different stages of the #StopCETA campaign. Going from Bratislava to Dublin, passing by Brussels and Luxembourg, the movement has had quite an intense autumn 2016. CETA might be signed, yet people still have a few tricks to stop this free-trade deal between Canada and the EU.


Episode #3 - how to broaden the environmental movement

We talk intersectionality – what it is, and how we can (practically!) make the environmental justice movement broader and more inclusive. Let’s not mince words: we mean less white, male, straight and middle-class.


Episode #2 - climate win in Scotland!

Good news in the fight against dirty energy! Mary from Friends of the Earth Scotland joins us to explain what a recent ban on Underground Coal Gasification means, and how they're fighting for a fossil free future for the country.