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Watch it Back: Violent Borders Learning Hub webinar: exploring the links between climate and migration

Posted on April 22, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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This Learning Hub webinar was based loosely on themes emerging from Reece Jones’ book ‘Violent Borders, Refugees and the Right to Move.

We were joined by some wonderful speakers who drew on their lived and professional experience to examine the links between climate change and migration.

Our speakers included:

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Some events to celebrate Earth Day - 22nd April

Posted on April 21, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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Friends of the Earth is delighted to be involved in two special events to celebrate Earth Day on Thursday 22nd April 2021.

Special Screening of Groundswell

We’re teaming up with the Cork Film Festival to present a Special Online Screening of Groundswell, Johnny Gogan's feature documentary film on Ireland and Fracking. The film will go live at 7pm on 22nd April, and will be available to book and watch until 11:59pm on the following Saturday, 24th April.

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Explore our Climate and Migration Read and Watch List

Posted on April 01, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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Ahead of our first Learning Hub webinar on Climate and Migration (which you can now watch back here) we compiled a Read and Watch list on this theme that we’d love you to explore.

Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you can dip in and out of the list according to the time you have to spare. The beauty of our Learning Hub is that you can read and watch for just a few minutues or for many hours! It's perfect preparation for our next webinar on Climate and Migration which will take place in May or June 2021 - this second webinar will have a workshop, participatory structure.

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Violent Borders - exploring the links between climate change and migration

Posted on April 01, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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At Friends of the Earth, we’re creating a space for discussion, critical thinking, peer education and building a sense of solidarity. It’s called our Learning Hub! We create conversations that hinge around issues arising from books that the Friends of the Earth community is reading.

Our next Learning Hub event will explore connections between climate and migration. It takes place on Monday 12th April at 6pm - we hope you can join us.

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Six Things to Look for When the Climate Bill is Published

Posted on March 22, 2021 by Oisín Coghlan

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Media reports indicate that the Government’s revised Climate Bill will go to Cabinet for approval and publication on Tuesday. The Bill is a flagship commitment in the Programme for Government.

Climate legislation is about governance - about how we make climate policy and how we make sure policy is implemented. It is the framework to drive action rather than being a list of actions. Key elements include:

  • a long-term (2050) target
  • short-term (5 year) targets
  • a duty on Government to produce an action plan to actually cut polluting emissions in line with the targets
  • an expert council to provide independent advice to the Government and monitor progress
  • robust parliamentary oversight and ministerial accountability

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Our Sick of Plastic campaign – we’re making progress on our demands!

Posted on March 09, 2021 by Claudia Tormey

SOP demands update

Sick of Plastic is a joint campaign, hosted by Friends of the Earth and VOICE Ireland. We launched our first Sick of Plastic petition in 2018. That petition had a lot of demands that will soon become a reality, thanks to all of your campaigning and support!

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Legal opinion shows that fracked gas import ban is possible

Posted on March 01, 2021 by Jerry Mac Evilly

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Friends of the Earth is working to prevent lock-in of fossil fuels in Ireland and our primary focus is on fracked gas and LNG infrastructure. There are currently 5 proposed LNG terminals in Ireland, with plans to turn Ireland into the gateway location to transport more fossil gas though Ireland into the UK. 

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Learning Hub Update

Posted on February 22, 2021 by Claudia Tormey

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The Learning Hub is a carefully curated space for discussion, critical thinking, peer education and building a sense of solidarity.

Our most recent cycle of the Learning Hub aims to create conversations hinging around themes and issues that arise in the following four books;

  1. Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future by Mary Robinson
  2. Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move by Reece Jones
  3. On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein
  4. Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities by Rebecca Solnit

For each book we are hosting a webinar and an interactive workshop. We'll also share a read and watch list to explore more the topics at hand.

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One Future Local Groups Update

Posted on February 22, 2021 by Claudia Tormey

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One Future is a network of campaign groups across Ireland supported by the Stop Climate Chaos coalition, of which Friends of the Earth is the secretariat member. One Future groups campaign for faster and fairer climate action within their constituencies and communities by building local campaigns and lobbying local TDs.

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Sick of Plastic Update

Posted on February 22, 2021 by Claudia Tormey

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Sick of Plastic is our campaign in partnership with VOICE Ireland. Together, we are working to empower communities to pressure industry and decision makers to take action on single use plastic.

Despite not being able to take direct action through our Supermarket Shop & Drop’s due to COVID-19 restrictions, Sick of Plastic has remained as creative as ever in presenting fun and interactive ways for people to take action on single use plastics. There are lots of ways to take action, you can start by taking photos of excessive plastic packaging in your supermarkets and sharing it with Sick of Plastic on social media or via email sickofplasticireland@gmail.com to help build the pressure on supermarkets to act.

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