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Silas - A Film Screening

Posted on May 17, 2021 by Deirdre Duff


Join young Friends of the Earth Europe at 6pm on 18th May for a screening of the film Silas and a short discussion.

Featuring Silas Siakor, the Liberian Solidarity Group and Emma Jayne Geraghty of Friends of the Earth Ireland.

This documentary film spotlights the life and struggles of Liberian activist Silas Siakor, a tireless crusader against illegal logging.

You can watch the film's trailer at this link

To reserve your spot click on this link  and register by adding your email & password. Then go to My Passes & buy a Free YFoEE Pass.

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Have your say on Climate Action - Submit to the Government's Climate Consultation using our handy guide

Posted on May 13, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

FoE 2 mins last chance consultation

The climate movement has been calling for greater public consultation on climate action for years. It's a crucial part of achieving climate action that's faster and fairer. 

So we're pleased that the Government has organised a public consultation on the Climate Action Plan. But we're also disappointed with how the consultation has been written. Many of the questions don’t address the scale of change needed to achieve the climate action we need. Nor do they address the need for a systems change approach to climate action -  that has climate justice and a just transition at its heart. 

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Join our solar schools youth assemblies!

Posted on May 11, 2021 by Emma-Jayne Geraghty

SSchool assemblies

To address the climate crisis, we need to get off fossil fuels fast. Ireland has excellent renewable energy resources, but our energy system uses fossil fuels for the majority of our energy needs in transport, heating and electricity. This has to change. Fast! 

At Friends of the Earth we are working to make sure that Ireland’s energy system is fit for the future, with no more investment in fossil fuel infrastructure, no more exploration for fossil fuels and an energy system that values and supports citizens and communities participating in and benefiting from our renewable energy transition.

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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

Watch it back Learning Hub violent borders

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


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

Migration  Read

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

Learning Hub violent borders

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

What to look for in climate bill - green

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

legal opinion fracked gas

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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