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Mediterranean Youth Forum

Posted on July 28, 2021 by Deirdre Duff


The Mediterranean Youth Forum is an online gathering and part of the SYSTEM: RESET project. From the 1st to 3rd of September, young people and activists from Cyprus, Malta, Ireland and Spain will be coming together to discuss important topics that will affect the future of people in the Mediterranean and beyond. Topics to be discussed include climate, intersectionality, energy, migration, governance, the commons, natural resources, and more.

Timetable of events

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Update on Sick of Plastic

Posted on July 22, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

ig take over SOP

Sick of Plastic is a joint campaign, hosted by Friends of the Earth and VOICE Ireland. Together, we are working to empower people and communities to pressure industry and decision makers to take action on single use plastic.
We’ve been campaigning to ban the most commonly littered single use plastic items for three years now. We’re excited to report that some promising developments in this area were made earlier this month! On July 5th, EU countries had to transpose the Single Use Plastic Directive into law.

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Posted on July 22, 2021 by Deirdre Duff


SYSTEM:RESET is a pan European project which aims to build strong, collective youth visions for a socially just and ecologically sound future. It aims to amplify the voices of young people from communities that are underrepresented in policy making and political decision making spaces.

We recently ran a very successful fundraiser to enable us to provide digital tools, tech equipment and resources to young people and youth projects hoping to engage with us through the System Reset Project - who might otherwise not have been able to participate. This fundraiser has shown that our supporters are willing to support our educational offerings and see the added value in youth engagement and reaching those who have been underrepresented in the climate movement. We are so grateful to everyone who donated!

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Update on One Future

Posted on July 22, 2021 by Deirdre Duff


The One Future local climate action groups that we support are going from strength to strength! If you would like to get involved by joining a local group in your area you can sign up here.

We have just finished our One Future Summer Series - a series of action focused online workshops and meetings enabling connection, learning and exploration of ways to take action on climate change at a local and national level. The series consisted of a number of different events.

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Update on Movement Building - Training and Capacity Building

Posted on July 22, 2021 by Deirdre Duff


Learning Hub

Our Learning Hub was developed as part of our commitment to a process of learning and unlearning about the systems of power and oppression that influence our lives and the world around us. It revolves around themes emerging from our four Learning Hub books. You can read more about the Learning Hub here and donate to get a Learning Hub book and support our work here.

Our latest Learning Hub event was a webinar based on themes emerging from Reece Jones’ book ‘Violent Borders, Refugees and the Right to Move. You can watch the webinar back at this link. To read more about our Learning Hub click here.

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Update on No New Gas

Posted on July 22, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

global fracking ban

No New Gas is our campaign to prevent fossil gas lock-in. Its primary focus is on fracked gas, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) infrastructure and new exploration licenses for oil and gas in Irish waters.

End New Exploration Licences

We’ve been calling on the Government to honour their Programme for Government promise to introduce a ban on the issuing of new oil and gas licenses off the Irish coast.

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Update on our Power to the People Campaign

Posted on July 22, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

Community Energy - FoE Europe Solar Panels

We want everyone to be involved in the renewable energy revolution! The energy of the future must be renewable but it should also be community owned! We believe that communities, schools and grassroots organisations should be supported to own, generate, use and sell their own electricity. Recognising the value that small generators can contribute to our energy transition is hugely important and should allow for income to be spread through communities, like schools, farms, local authorities - and create an incentive for more people and communities to invest in renewables.

Solar Schools

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Update on our Faster and Fairer Climate Action Campaign

Posted on July 22, 2021 by Oisín Coghlan

End of marathon (1)

Ireland has a new Climate Law!

Friends of the Earth has been campaigning for a strong Climate Law for 14 years - and this has been a major focus of our climate work in recent months - with much success! On Friday 16th July Ireland’s new Climate Bill passed its final vote - with all parties in the Seanad supporting it. Just a few weeks earlier the Dáil had passed the Bill by an incredible 129 votes to 10!

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Looking back at our Active Hope workshops

Posted on July 16, 2021 by Deirdre Duff


We ran a five week series of workshops on Resilient Movement Building and Active Hope with environmental and social justice activists in county Clare during May - June this year. The workshops were facilitated by Undercurrent Education as part of our Irish Aid funded Global Citizenship Education programme, Making Common Cause – Global Citizenship Education for a Global Justice Transition(2020-2022).

One of the participants, Giselle Harvey, who took part in this series of workshops took some time to write a reflective blog on her experience to share with us.

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SYSTEM:RESET Youth Assemblies July 2021

Posted on July 06, 2021 by Deirdre Duff


Are you aged under 30? Or do you know a young person of that age who is interested in climate action and social justice?

We've got a fantastic series of online youth assemblies lined up this month. These assemblies will give young people an opportunity to explore the root causes of climate change and inequality - and come up with solutions to these big issues to be raised with political leaders. Could you share this special invitation with the young people in your life?

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