Climate justice Building an international movement for climate justice and a fossil free world, in solidarity with communities affected by climate change

22 November 2019

As community renewables grow in western Europe, what about central and eastern regions?

A socially fair energy transformation means putting renewable energy into the hands of communities and people. The transition to 100% renewable energy, must benefit people too – not just big corporations - we must take power back from Big Energy. Big energy companies have consistently acted in their own financial interest, instead of the planet and sharing the wealth from renewable energy with communities.

Hungary, Spain, Czech Republic
15 November 2019

A year and a half ago, Friends of the Earth began a lawsuit against Shell in the Netherlands, led by Milieudefensie / Friends of the Earth Netherlands. We served Shell legal papers summoning them to court for climate crimes.

This week we received Shell's response. What we can already see from their arguments is that Shell believes it is already doing enough to combat the climate emergency.

Netherlands

Communities are already experiencing the impacts of man-made climate change, especially in the Global South, but also increasingly here in Europe. The overconsumption of resources is contributing to the crisis and increasing inequality within and between countries.

Europe was largely responsible for causing climate change. Friends of the Earth Europe believes European and other rich industrialised countries must do their fair share to act first and fastest to combat it in ways that do not deepen social injustice.

Real solutions to climate change are available. We are working to strengthen a movement for climate justice and create a fossil-free Europe.

For enquiries please contact:

  • Clemence Hutin
  • Susann Scherbarth