Climate justice Building an international movement for climate justice and a fossil free world, in solidarity with communities affected by climate change

10 November 2020

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.

To change our energy system we need everyone

We are facing a convergence of crises. All seem interconnected. From our climate to our health, economy, society, and democracy.

30 October 2020

Inspirational stories and useful tips show what can be done

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.

Communities are already experiencing the impacts of man-made climate change, especially in the Global South, but also increasingly here in Europe. The overconsumption of resources is contributing to the crisis and increasing inequality within and between countries.

Europe was largely responsible for causing climate change. Friends of the Earth Europe believes European and other rich industrialised countries must do their fair share to act first and fastest to combat it in ways that do not deepen social injustice.

Real solutions to climate change are available. We are working to strengthen a movement for climate justice and create a fossil-free Europe.

For enquiries please contact:

  • Susann Scherbarth