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ACTION: Climate Action Now

Tell you TDs why climate change matters to you. The UN has published an alarming scientific report and the very next day our Government did nothing on climate change in Budget 2019. Tell them why you're upset, angry, worried or hopeful.

Last Monday a UN scientific panel published an alarming report on on climate change. The impacts are worse than we thought and to prevent complete climate chaos we essentially have to halve our pollution by 2030 and reduce it to zero by 2050.

On Tuesday, the Government introduced Budget 2019, dropping plans for an increase in the carbon tax announced by the Taoiseach, and effectively "giving two fingers to the Paris Agreement" and everyone who is threatened by climate change.

It was a staggering failure of political leadership that put us all at risk of devastating climate impacts.

But we're not going down without a fight.

What you can do:

1. Ring your TD on 01-6183000

Call 01-6183000 and ask for the office of one of your local TDs. Leave a message to say you are shocked, alarmed and that you want to see climate action now.
(use this map to figure out who your TDs are).

2. Email all your local TDs

You can use this link to send an email to all the TDs in your constituency. We haven't written a preset message for you. Use your own words, it can be as short as you like. Tell them why you want climate action now. You might be worried about your children or grandchildren. Or you own future! Tell your TDs what it is that makes you angry, sad or worried about climate change.

3. Come to the Dáil on Tuesday lunchtime

Three activist groups have organized an impromptu demonstration on Tuesday 15th between 12.30 and 2pm to show TDs that people care about climate change. Friends of the Earth and Stop Climate Chaos are supporting the demo organized by the Dublin Eco-Feminist Collective, Not Here Not Anywhere, and Young Friends of the Earth.

If you are in striking distance of Dublin 2, join us. If not, call your TD, that will have a real impact too - let's make sure they all get dozens of phonecalls.

The biggest take-away from the UN report is that every fraction of a degree of climate change matters. And we don't know which fraction is the difference between climate damage and climate catastrophe. So every thing we do matters and every decision government makes now matters. We are almost out of time, and the Government is absolutely out of excuses.

Please make sure they hear from you tomorrow.

All our tomorrows depend on it.

Oisin Coghlan
Friends of the Earth

P.S. This is the moment to ask to your family and friends to take action too. If you're like me you're too polite in most social situations to bring up climate change. Today is the day we push through that awkwardness for the sake of our futures:

  1. Send this email to the people you care about, cos they need to care about climate change.
  2. Agree with a couple of friends that you'll call your TDs and compare notes.
  3. Grab a friend and bring them with you to the demo.

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It's happening. Are you in?

Issued in the blog on November 29, 2018 at 02:28:00.

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Something is happening. And I think I know what it is.

The climate movement in Ireland is growing in passion and power.

Together, in the last three years, we've:

  • Passed the historic Climate Action Act
  • Passed a law to ban fracking
  • Divested Irish universities from fossil fuels
  • Got the Bill to divest the Irish sovereign wealth fund to the point where it will be law before Christmas
  • Got the Bill to ban offshore oil and gas drilling to Committee Stage in the Oireachtas

All four of those Bills were initially opposed by Government and the civil service. But people power has tipped the balance towards progress.

Yes, I’ll talk to my TD on 5th December Yes, I’ll help you support people taking action

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Friends of the Earth Newsletter, November 2018

Issued in the blog on November 26, 2018 at 16:06:00.

Welcome to our newsletter - catch up on what we've achieved over the past few months thanks to your support, time and donations. See what we're planning next and how you can be involved!

Community Energy

Publication cover - Factsheet_Run on SunThe way energy is generated, sold and used in Ireland is changing fast. A couple of weeks ago, we asked for your thoughts on buying, investing in and supporting locally owned renewable energy. A million thanks to those of you who took that survey. There is very little Irish research on this topic, so real data from real people is invaluable to us. If you’re interested in the results, you can see them here. slightly smiling face

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Apply now to take part in Mobilize. Resist. Transform. Environmental Issues Course 2018!

Issued in the blog on October 23, 2018 at 16:57:00.

Mobilize. Resist. Transform. 2018

Are you aware of the existence of envrionmental issues, but unsure how they interconnect? Are you eager to meet like-minded people with whom to delve into these issues and find a point of intervention where you can make a change? Perhaps you have watched a documentary about climate change but don't know where to start in order to make a change, and that can be a lonely, scary place. So maybe you need to feel part of a community to feel supported enough to try to make those changes?

If any or all of this sounds like you, then register now to take part in Mobilize.Resist.Transform - a 6 week Autumn evening course run by Friends of the Earth.

Apply to take part by completing this form:

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We're not going down without a fight

Issued in the blog on October 15, 2018 at 18:33:00.

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Last Monday a UN scientific panel published an alarming report on on climate change. The impacts are worse than we thought and to prevent complete climate chaos we essentially have to halve our pollution by 2030 and reduce it to zero by 2050.

On Tuesday, the Government introduced Budget 2019, dropping plans for an increase in the carbon tax announced by the Taoiseach, and effectively "giving two fingers to the Paris Agreement" and everyone who is threatened by climate change.

It was a staggering failure of political leadership that put us all at risk of devastating climate impacts.

Read the full entry »

U-turn on carbon tax would be 'two fingers to younger generations'

Issued in news on October 09, 2018 at 10:25:00.

Budget 2019

Budget a key test of Taoiseach's credibility on climate change, one day after stark scientific call for action

Reacting to reports that that the Government may drop plans to raise the carbon tax by €10 in today's Budget, Friends of the Earth Director, Oisin Coghlan commented:

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Friends of the Earth Europe's response to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report

Issued in news on October 08, 2018 at 15:20:00.

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New UN climate science review shows Europe must kick fossil fuel addiction

 

 

Friends of the Earth Press Release
8 OCTOBER 2018

Today's sobering Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on the impacts of 1.5°C of global warming shows Europe's addiction to fossil fuels must come to an end, according to Friends of the Earth Europe.

Jagoda Munić, Director of Friends of the Earth Europe said:

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Plastic Free July Series, Item 2 - Plastic War on Climate Change

Issued in the blog on July 17, 2018 at 14:24:00.

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We will be posting one article a week in July around ways you can reduce the amount of plastic in your day-to-day life! Let us know how you're getting on on Twitter by using the hashtag #SickOfPlastic.

Written by Chloe Healy

If you are reading this article today and/or taking part in our Plastic Free July challenge, then it’s fair to say that you are already aware of the serious challenges plastic pollution poses to human health and the environment. But do we really understand why its a problem, what exactly makes plastic so harmful and how it is linked to climate change?

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Together, we are irresistible. Let's make law.

Issued in the blog on July 13, 2018 at 14:06:00.

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When we formed the Stop Climate Chaos coalition 10 years ago, our first slogan was "Together, we are irresistible". To be honest with you, I thought it was a bit over-the-top for climate campaigners.

This week showed how wrong I was.

This week's big wins underline the value our work coordinating the Stop Climate Chaos coalition - work we want to be able to continue, but which is now at risk.

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Take action now to push the Divestment Bill over the line!

Issued in the blog on July 06, 2018 at 15:19:00.

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This is big.

Next Thursday July 12th, Ireland could become the first country in the world to fully divest from fossil fuels. But the thing is, we need TDs to actually be there to vote. We, those campaigning for progressive action on climate, know how important this is, but the reality is that TDs have lots of other issues to contend with. Unfortunately, they might not show up and vote unless they're asked by their constituents.

Will you take 30 seconds to ask your TDs to be there to vote for a strong Divestment Bill?

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Tomac’s “1°C Rising” brings the front line of climate change to your coffee table

Issued in the blog on June 21, 2018 at 10:50:00.

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By Dr. Cara Augustenborg, Chairperson of Friends of the Earth Europe

Back in 2010, when environmental photographer and activist Luka Tomac began the journey of documenting stories from the front lines of climate change, the realities of the crisis were not yet mainstream.  Though the harmful impacts of climate change had been known for decades, the understanding of just how fast these challenges will confront people still seemed far into the distant future. Over the past eight years, Tomac, a Croatian native, has visited more than 20 countries to document stories of resistance and solutions to climate change through photographs and interviews of impacted people and communities.

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