Young Friends of the Earth

Young Friends of the Earth Europe ( YFoEE ) is a grassroots network of young people and youth organizations working together on social and environmental justice issues. It works collectively on the local, national and European level, to inspire young people, organize actions and events and get attention in the media, in politics and among the general public on issues important to young people.

YFoEE is a part of Friends of the Earth , the world’s largest international grassroots environmental network. It was established in 2007 by the national youth groups affiliated to member groups of Friends of the Earth Europe . YFoEE is also part of the international Youth Climate Movement .


In 2008, the YFoEE team took 2000 messages to the UNFCCC climate change negotiations in Poznan ( COP 14 ), collected from nearly 20 countries in Europe, on climate change. [1]

In 2009, the ‚Act Now‘ campaign was founded, led by the YFoEE Climate Team – a group of 40 young people from 15 different countries from across Europe who were trained to follow the international climate change negotiations. [2] The group of youth delegates, who also included young delegates from South America and Asia, attended the UNFCCC talks in Copenhagen ( COP 15 ) in December 2009. Germany, Ireland, Sweden and France with the aim to educate young Europeans Previously, the group also felt youth delegates to Bonn in 2008 and Bonn in 2009 (Seventh session of the AWG-KP and fifth session of the AWG-LCA).

In 2010, YFoEE hosted a parallel conference at COP16 UN Climate Talks in Cancún, Mexico, in Brussels, Belgium as an alternative forum to the International political negotiations and to the regional European Youth Climate Movement [3]

See also

  • BUNDjugend ( Young Friends of the Earth Germany )
  • Nature and Youth ( Young Friends of the Earth Norway )
  • Friends of the Earth Europe
  • Youth Climate Movement
  • Friends of the Earth


  1. Jump up^ „Wrap up climate change“ .
  2. Jump up^ „Actnow campaign website“ . dead link ]
  3. Jump up^ „Why ‚Cancun in Brussels‘?“ . YFoEE. November 29, 2010 . Retrieved June 26, 2011 .