Climate activist blogs

Younger generations are among the ones who will be mostly affected by the negative impact of climate change. As Greens/EFA, we want to make their voice heard on the European political scene.

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This section reflects opinions from youth members of the civil society and organizations but does not necessarily reflect the position of the Greens/EFA parliamentary group.

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Traffic light sign underwater CCO kelly-sikkema
Traffic light sign underwater CCO kelly-sikkema
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Understanding the latest IPCC report: How will the climate crisis affect you?

It went unnoticed, but the facts in the latest IPCC climate change report are chilling and can't be ignored. It’s time to face them together.
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Fridays-for-Future-Berlin-2019-CC-BY-2.0-Jorg-Farys-WWF_web
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Join us on March 25th for the Global Climate Strike in a city near you!

There are moments in history when acting is more important than anything else. This is one of these moments. Join the Global Climate March!
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Young climate activists protesting taxonomy
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Climate activists: The EU Taxonomy is a financial and environmental threat to younger generations and we will not accept it

Late last year, the Commission published a draft for a new law on sustainable investments and quietly tried to include gas and nuclear power. Sneaking dirty energy onto a list of sustainable investments is the worst kind of greenwashing. We told the EU Commission that we do not want their dirty present.
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Climate Justice Now Protest Sign
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CLIMATE JUSTICE AT COP26? Why we need an intersectional approach to climate activism

The climate crisis is affecting some parts of the planet more than others. But especially those most affected people and areas are not represented adequately at the COP in Glasgow. Continue reading to find out why intersectionality and representation at COP26 matters.
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Women in a climate march/ CC0 hello-i-m-nik
Women in a climate march/ CC0 hello-i-m-nik
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Get active for the climate this summer

Get active for the climate this summer: join us at a climate camp near you! Climate camps are used for nonviolent action for people to meet, train, exchange ideas and strategize for climate action.
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Climate Justice FFF / CC0 markus-spiske
Climate Justice FFF / CC0 markus-spiske
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How the Energy Charter Treaty is blocking the energy transition and causing climate injustice

The Energy Charter Treaty is blocking the energy transition and causing climate injustice. Sign the petition demanding EU Member States withdraw from it and to stop its expansion to other countries.
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Child holding a balloon during a climate march/ CC0 Mika Baumeister
Child holding a balloon during a climate march/ CC0 Mika Baumeister
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The case for a European Climate Change Council

Why we need a European Climate Change Council to ensure the European Climate Law works.
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There is no plan b sign during climate march/ CC0 Markus Spiske
There is no plan b sign during climate march/ CC0 Markus Spiske
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Getting out of the red: The Greenhouse Gas Budget

When the European Union decided to propose a European Green Deal to try and reach the climate targets of the Paris Agreement, they had to start with one important thing: reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Commission laid out their plans and proposed their own targets. Unfortunately, the targets that have been set are not being backed …
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Trees in Sequoia National Park/ CC0 Susan Yin
Trees in Sequoia National Park/ CC0 Susan Yin
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How Trees Can Stop Climate Change

Trees are literally the lungs of the earth. They act as a ‘carbon sink’ absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turning it into oxygen. After oceans, our forests are the world’s largest carbon sinks.
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Climate March Sign 'There is no Planet B' / CC0 Markus Spiske
Climate March Sign 'There is no Planet B' / CC0 Markus Spiske
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The European climate targets by 2030

The Paris Agreement was signed by 195 countries in 2015. They all agreed on the core objective of keeping the global average temperature rise well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, while pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5°C. Five years later, not one of those 195 countries is in line with its target. We need rapid and radical action…