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Pau: Dawn to a Renewed French Climate Justice Movement

In Paris, as the climate talks ended, we committed to prevent the fossil fuel industry from crossing the red lines for a just and livable planet. In Pau, the French climate movement honored that promise and successfully blocked Total’s deepwater oil drilling summit. Tuesday, 4 April – the Dracula strategy The sun has just risen over... (More...)
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Heathrow 13: The UK’s first climate prisoners?

UPDATE: None of the Heathrow 13 is going to prison! They have been handed six-week suspended sentences in addition to 100+ hours of community service. Tomorrow (Wednesday, 24th February) thirteen individuals who blockaded a runway to protest against expanding Heathrow airport are likely to be sent to prison, which would make them the first climate activists... (More...)
Actions/Demonstrations Europe Keep It In The Ground

Young activists block Norwegian mine to protect fjord

For fifteen days now, locals and young activists, led by Young Friends of the Earth Norway, have been peacefully occupying machinery to prevent test drilling at a mining site near Førde fjord, west Norway. A set of new activists have been climbing the mountain daily to chain themselves to the mining company’s machinery, only to... (More...)
Europe Keep It In The Ground

After the floods: your stories

You may well have seen pictures from the severe floods in the UK over the past couple of weeks. Scotland, northern England and parts of Wales have been hit hardest following what a spokesperson for the UK Environment Agency described as ‘incredible amounts of rain’. Our thoughts are with the people in the affected areas,... (More...)
Climate Impacts Europe Extreme Weather

Momentum for Divestment in Paris:

“Momentum for Divestment” will feature speakers from across the global divestment movement, representing faith groups, cities, universities, foundations, and more, who will speak to the growing momentum for change. In the last year alone, the movement has seen a 50-fold increase in assets under management (now over $2.6 trillion) that is committed to some form... (More...)
Divestment Europe Paris 2015

Run For Your Life

In the European arctic, where temperatures have already risen 1.5°C, a small stone is finding its place in a big history. This video is the story of Jenni Laiti, an indigenous artivist and climate organizer, who is working to protect her way of life from the ravages of a changing climate. This is the opening... (More...)
Climate Justice Europe Paris 2015

“Polar Bear Island” may lose its polar bears

This summer, 350.org team in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia region (EECCA) organised a blogpost contest to get peoples’ impressions on the climate crisis and encourage discussion on the topic. The top three posts have been translated into English and will be published here. The first one is about Chukotka – one of the remotest places of... (More...)
Europe

Let Sleeping Dragons Lie

Guest blog post on behalf of Grugg and Changemaker-Iceland, Nína M. Saviolidi Hrönn G. Guðmundsdóttir   On Friday October 16th, climate activists were present at the opening of the Arctic Circle conference at Harpa in Reykjavík, Iceland. They handed out small origami dragons and letters of encouragement to guests who are here to talk about matters... (More...)
Europe Fossil Fuels

Ende Gelände

The Rhineland’s lignite mines and coal plants are Europe’s biggest source of CO2 emissions and home to the world’s largest coal diggers – the Bagger 288.

Ende Gelände will make a powerful call to keep Europe’s coal in the ground, in the face of increasingly dangerous climate change.

Here, and no further. Together we will draw a line in the coalfields.

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Société Genérale: kick your coal habit

With  banks publicly stating they will reduce their investments in coal, it is now time for private banks such as Société Générale to make this pledge as well.

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Frack Free UK

Prime Minister David Cameron promised his would be the “greenest government ever”. Yet through supporting hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – he is recklessly pursuing new sources of fossil fuels. Join our call for a Frack Free UK.

 

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Fossil Free

The Fossil Free campaign is building a global movement to divest from fossil fuels. If it’s wrong to wreck the climate, it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.

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