COP24: IT IS CIVIL SOCIETY’S MOMENT
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Last December 15, the 24th Conference of the member countries of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) concluded. Once again, it ruled out a new opportunity to effectively deal with the progressive increase in global temperature. The COP24 was characterized by the limited ambition of the states to develop the necessary measures to achieve the reduction of emissions committed in the Paris Agreement. Especially noteworthy is the strong pressure from the coal lobby, as well as the … Read more

G20 2018: A SUMMIT TO FORGET
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On November 30 and December 1, the 12th G20 Summit took place in Argentina, bringing together the leaders of the world’s leading economies and the European Union, as well as 14 international organizations. In turn, there was a Week of Action against the G20 and the IMF, which lasted between November 25 and December 1, with the aim of denouncing the neoliberal policies promoted by these two organizations. The G20 is made up of 19 countries from all continents and … Read more

ENDE GELÄNDE 2018: FOURTH YEAR RESISTING FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE
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Between the 25th and 29th of October an action against the lignite mines, one of the main responsible for CO2 polluting emissions, took place in Rhineland (Germany). Convened by the platform Ende Gelände, the action brought together thousands of activists for the fourth consecutive year to block mining activity in Rhineland and defend the Hambach Forest. More than 12,000 years old and with a high biodiversity, this forest  is threatened by the mining activity of the RWE company that uses … Read more

‘EUROPE BEYOND COAL’: COUNTDOWN FOR THE END OF COAL
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2030 is the deadline to reduce coal consumption by at least two thirds. That is, we are 12 years away from avoiding the rise in global temperature and thus avoiding its catastrophic consequences. Coal is the leading cause of 19,500 premature deaths a year in Europe and the costs for associated health problems reach up to 54 billion euros a year in the European Union. Hence we have taken another step to put a stop on coal’s CO2 emissions and … Read more

SUSPENSION OF FELLING IN HAMBACH FOREST
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On October 5, a German court ordered the temporary suspension of the felling in Hambach Forest. Over the past few months, the forest has become a symbol of the climate struggle, as well as the rejection of the use of fossil fuels. The decision was taken by Münster’s City Court in response to an emergency procedure initiated by the environmental organization BUND, which sought to end the massive cutting of trees carried out to gain surface area for a coal … Read more

VIDEO: NOBODY WILL DO IT FOR US!
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THE HAMBACH FOREST, EXAMPLE OF CLIMATIC RESISTANCE
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We look back towards a place we already knew before: the Hambach Forest. These days there is a battle in which, on the one hand, the powerful energy company RWE has a particular interest in the exploitation of lignite in the area, and on the other, neighborhoods and ecologists defend the right of the forest to exist and, therefore, all its biodiversity. RWE argues it has the legal permission for the logging, and that its activity is supported by the … Read more