To mark International Women’s Day, KATIE HODGETTS reflects on the female environmental activists who have inspired and empowered her. She discusses their work, and also their role in 'joining the dots' between gender inequality, the environment and wider systemic failings
A total of 60 civil society organisations from Indonesia and Europe have signed a joint statement laying out serious concerns with the EU-Indonesia trade agreement. These behind-closed-doors trade negotiations - like CETA and TTIP - jeopardise an equitable and just future. KATIE HODGETTS explains why
The European Investment Bank’s (EIB) board granted it’s biggest ever investment this week, a £1.3 billion loan for the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP). This contentious grant has been attacked by those fighting for democracy and climate justice. KATIE HODGETTS dissects 2018’s most controversial decision…
The annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in a luxury Swiss Ski Resort in Davos is underway. A great meeting of minds and money will discuss the 2018 agenda of ‘creating a shared future in a fractured world’. But is there a more ominous agenda: the protection of the powerful and the wealthy? KATIE HODGETTS investigates
Young Friends of the Earth Norway and Greenpeace lost a historic case against the Norwegian government yesterday over new licenses for arctic oil drilling. Though a visible and damaging loss, permeating through are billows of optimism and shifting environmental governance. KATIE HODGETTS reports
A fraudulent election triggered ongoing mass protest in Honduras two weeks ago with 14 people killed - and the victor is still yet to be announced. The civilian backlash continues amid the uncertainty, with people rallying against a system of mass impunity and inequality. KATIE HODGETTS reports.
Barclays Bank was the supporting partner for the UK Pavillion at the COP23 climate negotiations in Bonn. The exhibit is supposed to 'showcase the UK’s role in tackling climate change'. But Barclays has been a key contributor to the current climate crisis, financing fossil fuel extraction to the tune of $4bn in 2016 alone. KATIE HODGETTS calls out the bank, and the government.
Professor Kevin Anderson and Dr John Broderick have published a new report commissioned by Friends of the Earth Europe examining the climate impact of natural gas. The findings contradict industry public relations, KATIE HODGETTS argues.