EU Mining Interests Guilty of Permanent Damage to the Environment

EU Mining damaging Environment

European Green Deal plans will fail to stop runaway mining, creating further permanent damage to the environment and wreaking havoc on human rights. The EU must reduce extraction of natural resources by 65%, according to a new study released today by Friends of the Earth Europe and the European Environmental Bureau.  The report shows that…

“Meat Atlas” Exposes Damage Caused by Industrial Livestock Farming

Industrial animal farming is increasingly damaging the climate and biodiversity, according to the ‘Meat Atlas’ just released  by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and Friends of the Earth Europe. The livestock industry is responsible for up to 21% of global greenhouse-gas emissions/ This figure is likely to escalate if the global meat and dairy consumption trends continue.   The Meat Atlas…

US Rejoins Paris Climate Agreement

President Joe Biden has taken the United States back into the Paris Agreement on Wednesday 20 January, the day of his inauguration. Friends of Earth International, U.S., and Europe released the following statements in response: Karen Orenstein, Climate and Energy Program Director for Friends of the Earth U.S., said: “Rejoining the Paris Agreement was the…

Becoming a Fossil-Free Society

 The European Commission has launched proposals for a package to help workers and communities make the shift to fossil free societies – a policy Friends of the Earth Europe and unions have for years demanded. The proposal is part of the EU Green Deal, unveiled in December 2019. However, €7.5 billion public funding for the…

Save Bees and Nature!

A European Citizens’ Initiative has been launched to phase out synthetic pesticides by 2035, support farmers, and save bees and nature. If it gathers one million signatures by September 2020, the EU Commission and Parliament must consider turning the campaign’s demands into law. The aim of the ECI is to bring the European Commission to propose…