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Friends of the Earth Europe

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Real World Radio Europe

Real World Radio Europe

Friends of the Earth Europe

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Climate justice. System change. Grassroots movement-building. Fun! For all the latest on what's going on in the Friends of the Earth network across Europe, subscribe on iTunes/wherever you download podcasts. Friends of the Earth Europe gratefully acknowledges financial assistance European Commission (LIFE programme). More detailed information on our funding can be found on our website.

Latest Episodes

Episode #24 - An atmosphere of attack - Shrinking space in Europe

A vibrant and protected civic space is an essential part of a healthy democracy - but its under attack. 16 Friends of the Earth member organisations have told us they are facing restrictions, intimidation, harassment and attacks - what we collectively call 'shrinking space'. In this episode we hear how it is affecting our members in Austria and in Cyprus, and look at the causes, and responses. (Image credit: http://7x7-journal.ru)

41 min2019 DEC 18
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Episode #24 - An atmosphere of attack - Shrinking space in Europe

Episode #23 - A magical village powered by citizens: Bosnia-Herzegovina's pioneering crowdfunder

This time we’re joining Sandra (+some special guests) from Bosnia and Herzegovina on a journey to the mountain village Pecka. This famously magical place is currently becoming a solar energy community, thanks to a ground-breaking crowdfunding campaign by FoE Bosnia and Herzegovina and partners.

30 min2019 SEP 3
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Episode #23 - A magical village powered by citizens: Bosnia-Herzegovina's pioneering crowdfunder

The one where we hear from the students striking for climate

Over the last few months, climate protests have erupted across Europe and the world, forcing governments to pay attention - if not making them take action yet. We spoke to school and university students from across Europe who started organising and protesting for the first time. Why now? And what will it take them to stop?

27 min2019 APR 25
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The one where we hear from the students striking for climate

Episode #21 - Working with communities affected by environmental injustice

Many communities in the world are fighting for their right to live in a safe and natural environment. Some weeks ago, during Young Friends of the Earth Europe’s training in Ireland, we spoke with Lynda Sullivan and V’Cenza Cirefice about their experiences working with communities affected by environmental injustice. They not only reflected on common obstacles and struggles for these communities, but also shared with us some strategies and advice for anyone looking to support them. This podcast is supported by the European Union.

39 min2019 APR 5
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Episode #21 - Working with communities affected by environmental injustice

Episode #20 - Getting to know FoE Slovenia!

Our Friends of the Earth family has grown bigger! Focus Association for Sustainable Development has recently joined our wonderful network, and to celebrate it, we talked with Živa Kavka Gobbo about her organisation’s past, present and bright future. Listen to our podcast and welcome Friends of the Earth Slovenia with us!

24 min2019 FEB 19
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Episode #20 - Getting to know FoE Slovenia!

Episode #19 - Speaking up for refugees in Croatia (and elsewhere)

#RefugeesWelcome - Voices of solidarity with refugees have recently been drowned out by hate speech or even systematically silenced through criminalisation. This happened in the Balkans, where hundreds of thousands of people in need have arrived, but also in the rest of Europe. Now is the moment for us to be louder! Marija from Zelena Akcija/Friends of the Earth Croatia gives us some clues on recent developments and presents options for everyone to show solidarity even beyond hashtags. (C) photo: Marina Kelava

27 min2018 DEC 17
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Episode #19 - Speaking up for refugees in Croatia (and elsewhere)

Episode #18 - How Hambacher Forest was saved from coal chaos – for now

An ancient forest in the West of Germany was on the verge of destruction to expand a coal mine - until the hard work of activists from local communities and further afield paid off.

22 min2018 NOV 16
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Episode #18 - How Hambacher Forest was saved from coal chaos – for now

Episode #17 - Is Ireland about to ban drilling for oil and gas?

We follow the remarkable progress of the #fossilfree movement in Ireland. Ireland is one of Europe's climate change 'laggards', but a powerful grassroots campaign could be about to change that. In just a few short months, a well-organised group of people has sprung up to protest oil and gas drilling, and they're on the cusp of what could be a major victory - to get Ireland to outlaw new drilling for fossil fuels. Ireland would be the fourth country in the world to do so. Aideen Ó Dochartaigh from 'Not Here Not Anywhere' and Oisín Coghlan from Friends of the Earth Ireland tell us the story. Check out www.facebook.com/pg/notherenotanywhereIRL

31 min2018 MAY 29
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Episode #17 - Is Ireland about to ban drilling for oil and gas?

Episode #16 - Preventing a 'Dirty Brexit'

This episode is about Brexit – the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. We explore what the decision means for the environment, and for our network, with interviews with representatives of Friends of the Earth member groups in different constituent parts of the UK. What does Brexit mean for the environment? How can we stop “a dystopian Brexit scenario”? What does it mean for Scotland specifically? And Northern Ireland? How can we make sure dirty industries don't take advantage of the uncertainty and that environmental laws are respected?

23 min2018 APR 20
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Episode #16 - Preventing a 'Dirty Brexit'

Episode #15 – Earthquakes, sinking houses and climate change: tales from Europe's largest gas field

What happens when a town strikes gas? 30 years after Shell and ExxonMobil opened up Europe's biggest gas field for drilling, the residents of Groningen are finding out – near-constant earthquakes are destroying people's homes, leaving them too dangerous to live in and too expensive to fix. Meanwhile, while north-west Europe continues to burn fossil gas, the low-lying region sits perilously close to the sea level.

23 min2018 FEB 26
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Episode #15 – Earthquakes, sinking houses and climate change: tales from Europe's largest gas field

Latest Episodes

Episode #24 - An atmosphere of attack - Shrinking space in Europe

A vibrant and protected civic space is an essential part of a healthy democracy - but its under attack. 16 Friends of the Earth member organisations have told us they are facing restrictions, intimidation, harassment and attacks - what we collectively call 'shrinking space'. In this episode we hear how it is affecting our members in Austria and in Cyprus, and look at the causes, and responses. (Image credit: http://7x7-journal.ru)

41 min2019 DEC 18
Comments
Episode #24 - An atmosphere of attack - Shrinking space in Europe

Episode #23 - A magical village powered by citizens: Bosnia-Herzegovina's pioneering crowdfunder

This time we’re joining Sandra (+some special guests) from Bosnia and Herzegovina on a journey to the mountain village Pecka. This famously magical place is currently becoming a solar energy community, thanks to a ground-breaking crowdfunding campaign by FoE Bosnia and Herzegovina and partners.

30 min2019 SEP 3
Comments
Episode #23 - A magical village powered by citizens: Bosnia-Herzegovina's pioneering crowdfunder

The one where we hear from the students striking for climate

Over the last few months, climate protests have erupted across Europe and the world, forcing governments to pay attention - if not making them take action yet. We spoke to school and university students from across Europe who started organising and protesting for the first time. Why now? And what will it take them to stop?

27 min2019 APR 25
Comments
The one where we hear from the students striking for climate

Episode #21 - Working with communities affected by environmental injustice

Many communities in the world are fighting for their right to live in a safe and natural environment. Some weeks ago, during Young Friends of the Earth Europe’s training in Ireland, we spoke with Lynda Sullivan and V’Cenza Cirefice about their experiences working with communities affected by environmental injustice. They not only reflected on common obstacles and struggles for these communities, but also shared with us some strategies and advice for anyone looking to support them. This podcast is supported by the European Union.

39 min2019 APR 5
Comments
Episode #21 - Working with communities affected by environmental injustice

Episode #20 - Getting to know FoE Slovenia!

Our Friends of the Earth family has grown bigger! Focus Association for Sustainable Development has recently joined our wonderful network, and to celebrate it, we talked with Živa Kavka Gobbo about her organisation’s past, present and bright future. Listen to our podcast and welcome Friends of the Earth Slovenia with us!

24 min2019 FEB 19
Comments
Episode #20 - Getting to know FoE Slovenia!

Episode #19 - Speaking up for refugees in Croatia (and elsewhere)

#RefugeesWelcome - Voices of solidarity with refugees have recently been drowned out by hate speech or even systematically silenced through criminalisation. This happened in the Balkans, where hundreds of thousands of people in need have arrived, but also in the rest of Europe. Now is the moment for us to be louder! Marija from Zelena Akcija/Friends of the Earth Croatia gives us some clues on recent developments and presents options for everyone to show solidarity even beyond hashtags. (C) photo: Marina Kelava

27 min2018 DEC 17
Comments
Episode #19 - Speaking up for refugees in Croatia (and elsewhere)

Episode #18 - How Hambacher Forest was saved from coal chaos – for now

An ancient forest in the West of Germany was on the verge of destruction to expand a coal mine - until the hard work of activists from local communities and further afield paid off.

22 min2018 NOV 16
Comments
Episode #18 - How Hambacher Forest was saved from coal chaos – for now

Episode #17 - Is Ireland about to ban drilling for oil and gas?

We follow the remarkable progress of the #fossilfree movement in Ireland. Ireland is one of Europe's climate change 'laggards', but a powerful grassroots campaign could be about to change that. In just a few short months, a well-organised group of people has sprung up to protest oil and gas drilling, and they're on the cusp of what could be a major victory - to get Ireland to outlaw new drilling for fossil fuels. Ireland would be the fourth country in the world to do so. Aideen Ó Dochartaigh from 'Not Here Not Anywhere' and Oisín Coghlan from Friends of the Earth Ireland tell us the story. Check out www.facebook.com/pg/notherenotanywhereIRL

31 min2018 MAY 29
Comments
Episode #17 - Is Ireland about to ban drilling for oil and gas?

Episode #16 - Preventing a 'Dirty Brexit'

This episode is about Brexit – the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. We explore what the decision means for the environment, and for our network, with interviews with representatives of Friends of the Earth member groups in different constituent parts of the UK. What does Brexit mean for the environment? How can we stop “a dystopian Brexit scenario”? What does it mean for Scotland specifically? And Northern Ireland? How can we make sure dirty industries don't take advantage of the uncertainty and that environmental laws are respected?

23 min2018 APR 20
Comments
Episode #16 - Preventing a 'Dirty Brexit'

Episode #15 – Earthquakes, sinking houses and climate change: tales from Europe's largest gas field

What happens when a town strikes gas? 30 years after Shell and ExxonMobil opened up Europe's biggest gas field for drilling, the residents of Groningen are finding out – near-constant earthquakes are destroying people's homes, leaving them too dangerous to live in and too expensive to fix. Meanwhile, while north-west Europe continues to burn fossil gas, the low-lying region sits perilously close to the sea level.

23 min2018 FEB 26
Comments
Episode #15 – Earthquakes, sinking houses and climate change: tales from Europe's largest gas field
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