COP25: A NEW MISSED OPPORTUNITY
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On December 15, after a 2-day extension, the 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) closed, which turned out to be, once again, a missed opportunity to tackle the current climate problem. After a hard negotiation, a minimum agreement was reached to save the Paris Agreement, which does not respond to the demands made by civil society and the scientific community. The document, approved in extremis with the name “Chile-Madrid, time to act”, saves COP25 from … Read more

COP25: THE MARCH FOR THE CLIMATE STARTS THE SOCIAL SUMMIT
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Last December 6 the March for the Climate started. Alongside thousands of people from all parts of the world, we toured the streets of Madrid to demand climate justice, thus giving the starting signal to the Social Summit for the Climate, an event in which more than 300 acts of various kinds are scheduled by the various organizations that participate in the so-called People’s Summit. The march convened by Fridays for Future, Alliance for Climate, Alliance for Climate Emergency, 2020 … Read more

COP25: SAVING THE PARIS AGREEMENT
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On December 2, the Climate Summit (COP25) began. With the aim of achieving a global mitigation scenario, world leaders meet at an essential summit to keep the planet’s temperature rise below 1.5º C. It is the last meeting to save the Paris Agreement planned to be implemented in 2020. The summit finally takes place in Madrid from December 2 to 13, since Chile resigned, due to the social protests faced by the Piñera executive throughout the country. IFEMA will bring … Read more

COP25: PROTECT BIODIVERSITY BEFORE CLIMATE CATASTROPHY
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From December 2 to 13, the Climate Summit (COP25) will take place at the IFEMA in Madrid, where more than 25,000 representatives from 200 countries will meet with the objective of reaching agreements and commitments between nations to mitigate the effects of climate change. ECOAR))) will participate together with dozens of diverse organizations in the Social Summit for Climate that will take place in parallel and aims to build pressure to protect biodiversity and Human Rights in the face of … Read more

THE REBELLION FOR CLIMATE BEGINS: STORMING OF THE BRIDGE
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Last October 7 more than 300 activists from various groups, integrated within Rebellion for Climate and Extinction Rebellion platform, we took the ‘Nuevos Ministerios’ Bridge in the city of Madrid with the aim of demanding real and effective policies in the fight against climate change, in an action of what would be the start of a day of civil disobedience that takes place in different parts of the globe. The 2020 platform: Rebellion For Climate is integrated by groups of … Read more

CAMP IN GÁS: A NEW STEP TOWARDS THE ESCALATION OF ACTION
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This Saturday, July 20, we successfully completed a new civil disobedience action together with activists from different parts of Europe, who are deeply convinced of the need to face all those fossil energy projects, whatever the situation, and to move towards realization of a fast and just energy transition. The framework, on this occasion, was the land that the company Australis Oil & Gas has in Bajouca (Portugal) to make a gas exploitation. The struggle has its origin in the … Read more

ECOAR))) WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE NEXT CAMP IN GAS
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Camp in Gas is a camground that will take place in Bajouca (Leiria, Portugal), from July 17 to 21, 2019, in which ECOAR))) will participate. The goal is to do a massive action in the land where the beginning of future prospections in the search for gas is foreseen. With this action, we will say NO to gas prospection and exploration and we will shout out with a single voice for a planet free of fossil fuel extraction. Science tells … Read more

ENDE GELÄNDE: THE URGENCY FOR THE END OF FOSSIL ENERGIES
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We have just finished Ende Gelände’s action which, for the fifth year in a row, is being carried out in Germany through a great civil disobedience action. Its purpose is to denounce the urgency of putting an end to the use of fossil fuels. After the various meetings and trainings that took place in the temporary camp installed near the RWE mine, finally on Friday, June 21, 4,000 activists left the camp in Viersen to block the mining fields in … Read more

2000 ACTIVISTS TO BLOCK GARZWEILER MINE
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Early on June 22, as part of the “gold finger”, we started our way under German police escort. Together alongside more than 2,000 activists, we crossed the town of Hochneukirch towards Garzweiller, with the goal of blocking the opencast mine, property of RWE. Garzweiler, which covers 48 square kilometres, supplies lignite to power stations in the region. According to a 2014 study conducted by Carbon Market Data, RWE is responsible for 0.5 percent of the global carbon dioxide emissions. The … Read more

ENDE GELAENDE: WE BEGIN THE ACTION!
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Today we take another step to face the policies that seek the maximum benefit by stifling the planet. Today, again, we started the fight in Rhineland. Activists arrived from different parts of Europe. We met in Viersen and organized ourselves to block the production of the RWE lignite plant. The first groups of activists began the action early in the morning. The green finger managed to block the tracks of the train that reaches the power station of Neurath, making … Read more

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