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.

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Climate Action Now

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Climate Action Now 2018

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.

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

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

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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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Hiring: Young FoE Ireland Food Sovereignty Events & Communications Officer!

Issued in the blog on October 01, 2018 at 17:39:00.

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Friends of the Earth Ireland is seeking an Events and Communications officer to promote food sovereignty within an 18-35 age range in Ireland.

The post is half-time and based in the Friends of the Earth Ireland office in Dublin. Application details are at the bottom of this page.

Friends of the Earth Ireland is an environmental justice campaigning organization, striving to create a just world where both people and nature thrive. It is a member of the Irish Environmental Network, the Environmental Pillar, and is the secretariat of the Stop Climate Chaos coalition Ireland, a network of 28 civil society, youth and faith-based organisations campaigning for Ireland to do its fair share on climate.

We are a small organization of 2 full-time staff, and 3 part-time staff.

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8 Female Activists in Cyprus Standing up for Environmental Justice

Issued in the blog on September 24, 2018 at 13:56:00.

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Written by V'Cenza Cirefice

*Originally published on Medium*

Women are on the front lines of climate change as they are impacted first and worst, so it is not surprising that they are on the front lines of the fight against it. Around the world it is prominently women who are standing up for their communities, land, water, forests and biodiversity, while challenging projects of so-called development, from mega dams and mines to fossil fuel extraction. This is also the case in Cyprus, where strong female activists led the way in the struggle for environmental justice.

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Cara's parting words

Issued in the blog on September 19, 2018 at 12:47:00.

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Our Head of Communications and Fundraising, Dr. Cara Augustenborg, says good-bye after a decade of work with Friends of the Earth Ireland...

This blog marks an end to my decade-long relationship with Friends of the Earth (FoE) Ireland, beginning as a member of the Board of Directors and later as Chairperson of the Board. Last year, I left my voluntary role as Chairperson to become a part-time member of FoE’s staff as their Head of Science, Communications and Fundraising -a job that has provided me with nearly non-stop adventure and education for the past 18 months. I’m now moving on to a full-time academic position at University College Dublin.

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Friends of the Earth appeal to Electric Picnic-goers to ‘leave no trace’ in Stradbally

Issued in news on September 01, 2018 at 18:58:00.

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Friends of the Earth had a strong presence at Electric Picnic this weekend for the fourth year in a row with 160 Green Messengers on hand to divert as much waste as possible from landfills and incinerators into recycling and composting facilities. Their efforts included running a popular plastic cup deposit and return scheme and campaigning to support the Waste Reduction Bill as part of their Sick of Plastic campaign. But the environmental organisation is keen to carry on the momentum of all that good work through Monday as people pack up and make for home.

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Friends of the Earth brings 160 volunteers to Electric Picnic to tackle plastic pollution and invites Environment Minister, Denis Naughten, to see how 'deposit and return' system works

Issued in news on August 31, 2018 at 12:40:00.

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August 31, 2018

For Immediate Release

Friends of the Earth will be the largest NGO at the Electric Picnic music festival this weekend in Stradbally, Co. Laois. The environmental organisation is bringing 160 volunteers to the Picnic as part of their popular “Sick of Plastic” campaign.

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Join the team to tackle Plastic at the Picnic!

Issued in the blog on July 19, 2018 at 17:26:00.

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For the last 3 years, Friends of the Earth has brought a team of volunteers to Ireland's biggest music, comedy and spoken word festival - Electric Picnic.

Will you be part of it this year?

Here's the deal:

In return for volunteering each of the three days for 6 hours each day (the earliest you would be working is 10am, and the latest 9pm), either petitioning on the Waste Reduction Bill, working the Cup Refund Points or engaging festival-goers on what waste goes in what bin, you get -

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