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Watch it Back: System Change Week Webinar Series

Posted on May 06, 2022 by Evelyn Suttle

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Our System Change Week of online seminars explored interconnecting topics such as climate justice, racial and gender equality, sustainable housing, food systems, economic justice and lots more. The series offered bite sized talks that touched on local and global perspectives on global justice issues while highlighting solutions championed by groups in Ireland and around the world. Inspiring speakers shared information and resources connecting the dots between global justice issues and empowering us to take action.

Missed these webinars? We’ve got you covered! We recorded them for you to watch back at your leisure! Scroll on down to find recordings from each webinar - along with some excellent resources on the issues being explored!

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System Change Week 2022

Posted on April 13, 2022 by Evelyn Suttle

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On Earth Day, 22nd April 2022, we’re kicking off our System Change Week of bite sized webinars about climate justice and how it connects with race, housing, food, and the economy. This is a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of these topics and learn about groups in Ireland and around the world who you can support to tackle injustice. The talks will take place online at lunchtimes (1pm start) and evenings (6pm start - except on Tuesday 26th when our evening talk will start at 5pm) from 22nd April to 3rd May.

Click here to register for this week of talks

And read on below for an outline of the events we've got lined up during this special week!

Friday 22nd April

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Watch it Back: Learning Hub 2022

Posted on May 12, 2022 by Evelyn Suttle

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This year’s Learning Hub has looked at many different topics through film, poetry, reading, writing and other creative learning tools. Different media has allowed us to explore and learn about climate and social justice issues affecting people locally and globally. We’ve loved hearing from our special guest speakers but also hearing from our amazing learners, who have sent us music, drawings and fascinating articles about earth, energy, eco-anxiety, and activism.

Read on to access recordings from our webinars - along with read and watch lists and other resources to faciliate deeper exploration of the topics we covered.

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Launch of the Just Transition Alliance

Posted on March 09, 2022 by Oisín Coghlan

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Friends of the Earth campaigns to cut Ireland’s polluting emissions fast enough to prevent complete climate breakdown and fairly enough to leave no one behind.

The fastest and fairest transition is one that is inclusive, protects jobs and communities and delivers new opportunities for all. Achieving this will involve building a broad coalition across the trade union movement, environmental organisations and wider civil society.

That’s why we're delighted to be able to invite you to the online launch of the Just Transition Alliance this Thursday. The Alliance represents the coming together of trade unions (ICTU, SIPTU, FORSA) with climate campaigners (Friends of the Earth and the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition) and those focused on the social impact of the transition in Ireland (the social change think tank TASC).

 JTA text of invite

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

Posted on January 28, 2022 by Deirdre Duff

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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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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

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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

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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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Reflections on COP26 - with some resources to watch and read

Posted on November 18, 2021 by Emma-Jayne Geraghty

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I’m back in Ireland after my trip to Glasgow for COP26 with 16 year old youth activist Amy O’Brien. What a trip it was. We left Glasgow full of mixed feelings and emotions.

Rage as the leaders of rich countries continue to refuse to do their fair share, turning their backs on the poorest of the world - who face a crisis of COVID 19, rising inequalities and climate apartheid.

Heartbreak for the 138 developing countries, representing 5 billion people, whose proposal for a Loss and Damage Finance Facility to help deal with devastating climate impacts was blocked by rich countries like the EU, US and UK.

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My experience at COP26 - some reflections from youth activist Amy O'Brien

Posted on November 17, 2021 by Guest Blogger

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A guest blog by youth climate justice activist Amy O'Brien (she/her) who travelled to COP26 with our Head of Movement Building, Emma Jayne Geraghty. Amy reflects on her experience in Glasgow during the Climate Talks. 

I travelled to Glasgow for COP26 by ferry and trains, I was fortunate to also have a very central hotel as well. Many activists slept on people’s floors and often travelled each day from Edinburgh; if they could make it at all. I loved the autumnal train journey through the valleys of England and Scotland, there was a beautiful view of nature from my seat!

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