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Friends of the Earth Ireland Statement on Ukraine

Posted on March 02, 2022 by Deirdre Duff

peace

This week the people of Ukraine have experienced a devastating attack on their freedom.
Friends of the Earth Ireland stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine - and all who are opposing this terrible war. Along with our colleagues in Friends of the Earth International, we want to express our solidarity with all who have been impacted or forced to flee for their lives - as well as those who have been forced to witness atrocities in the place they call home.

War and conflict has devastating impacts for people and the planet.

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Activities for International Women's Day

Posted on February 22, 2022 by Deirdre Duff

Gender Justice Webinars

 

International Women’s Day is just a few weeks away! Have you made plans for it yet? If not - we’ve got you covered! We’ve a range of actions you can take to learn more and support gender justice at local and global levels. So whether you want to join a webinar, take action on the streets or do some reading - we’ve got something for you. Read on for all the details…

 

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Update on Movement Building - Emma Jayne's experience at COP26

Posted on January 28, 2022 by Deirdre Duff

youth demand system reset

Our Head of Movement Building, Emma Jayne, travelled to Glasgow for COP26 with youth activist Amy O’Brien. While the outcome of COP26 was very disappointing, Emma Jayne and Amy had a rich experience in Glasgow, where they met activists from all over the world.

Emma Jayne and Amy built connections with other activists and found new ways to unite different struggles for climate and social justice issues - thereby building more power to demand the system change we need. Emma Jayne also brought some great resources back from Glasgow which she has compiled in a blog for sharing with the Friends of the Earth community. It has links to all sorts of excellent webinars, panel discussions, podcasts, blogs, reports and other written and audio resources.

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Permanent link | Categories: activismclimatechangeFaster and Fairer Climate ActionWinterNewsletter22

Update on Sick of Plastic - The Circular Economy Bill

Posted on January 28, 2022 by Deirdre Duff

sick of plastic reuse containers

Sick of Plastic is a national campaign that we run with VOICE. The campaign is working to empower communities to pressure industry and decision makers to take action on single-use plastic.

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Update on Movement Building - new Learning Hub on the way!

Posted on January 28, 2022 by Emma-Jayne Geraghty

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We are delighted to be returning with a new Learning Hub series running from February to May 2022.

This year we’re branching out to include film clips, eco-poetry readings, visual art discussions and inspiring books that encourage critical thinking.The Learning Hub will consist of a series of webinars and workshops that are based on themes and topics emerging from different films, images and texts.

Topics to be explored include:

  • Speaking the Predicament: Activism meets the arts through eco-poetry and the film Homo Sapiens (2016) by Nikolaus Geyrhalter
  • Power to the People with Renewable Energy
  • No New Gas and working towards a fossil free future

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Update on No New Gas - Ireland joins the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance

Posted on January 28, 2022 by Deirdre Duff

Better Time up for Gas

The reserves in currently operating oil and gas fields alone, even with no coal, would take the world beyond 1.5°C of global heating. Even this level of heating will have huge consequences on human life with sea level rises, strains on food production and irrevocable damage to the ecosystem that supports human life. The world must begin a rapid transition away from fossil fuels, including fossil gas. Rich countries like Ireland, who have been using more of their fair share of fossil fuels for years - and who are best able to absorb transitional impacts with least social costs, have a responsibility to lead this transition and phase out fossil fuels sooner, and more quickly, than poorer countries.

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Update on No New Gas - Protect Northern Ireland from Fracking

Posted on January 28, 2022 by Oisín Coghlan

Fracking Belcoo

Getting the Dáil to ban fracking in 2017 was one of our biggest environmental victories in the last decade - won thanks to some terrific campaigning and grassroots activism by a broad range of groups across Ireland. So when a crack appeared in this victory late last year we sprung into action. A new petroleum licencing policy risks opening the door to fracking in Northern Ireland - and so our fight against fracking on the island of Ireland has resumed. As everyone knows, fracking pollution knows no borders.

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Permanent link | Categories: energygasNo New GasWinterNewsletter22

Update on One Future - local climate campaigning groups

Posted on January 28, 2022 by Oisín Coghlan

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One Future is a network of local climate campaign groups that Friends of the Earth supports across the country. Getting involved with your local One Future group is a great way to meet people from your local area who are concerned about the climate crisis, and who want to take action together. You can sign up to get involved here - you’ll then receive an email with instructions about getting in touch with your local group.

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Permanent link | Categories: activismclimatechangeFaster and Fairer Climate ActionWinterNewsletter22

Update on Climate - Carbon Budgets

Posted on January 28, 2022 by Oisín Coghlan

Oisin at Oireachtas Committee

We are beginning to see the benefits of the Climate Law that was passed last year as the various mechanisms in the Law kick in.

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Update on Climate - examining the climate campaigning landscape ahead of us in 2022

Posted on January 28, 2022 by Oisín Coghlan

landscape ahead of us

This year is going to be a big year for climate action. 2022 is a year where the dynamics of climate action in Ireland will be different, thanks to the passing of the Climate Law last year, some of the outcomes of COP26 and increased public appetite for faster and fairer climate action.

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Permanent link | Categories: climatechangeFaster and Fairer Climate ActionWinterNewsletter22

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