Fossil Free Europe Delivering a just transition to a 100% renewable, no nuclear, super energy-efficient, zero-fossil-fuel Europe by 2030

3 December 2018

As UN climate talks open this week, Friends of the Earth Europe warns time is running out to bring about an energy transformation to prevent climate breakdown.

The UN COP24 talks opened with nations set to adopt a 'just transition' declaration stressing the need for all countries to ensure a decent future and quality jobs for workers impacted by the energy transition.

22 November 2018

A vote today in the European Parliament on the EU's next seven year budget put another nail in the coffin of a liveable climate by approving potentially billions of Euros of new fossil fuel subsidies.

The future EU budget should be a foundation for Europe's fight against climate change, says Friends of the Earth Europe. But MEPs today green-lighted proposals to continue to use taxpayers money for new fossil fuel projects until 2027.

The world is on track to global warming in excess of 3˚C, yet the commitments made by political leaders fall far short of what is needed to protect vulnerable and poor people across the world. But it doesn't have to be this way.

 

Friends of the Earth Europe is working to create the much-needed, fair and urgent transition to a fossil fuel free Europe by 2030. This means dismantling the fossil fuel system and creating the just, clean energy future that people want and need.

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  • Colin Roche
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