We stand in solidarity: South African and UK communities unite to reject plans for Druridge Bay open-cast coal mine

We stand in solidarity: South African and UK communities unite to reject plans for Druridge Bay open-cast coal mine

  UK planners have the opportunity to stop a new open cast coal mine in Druridge Bay due to climate change concerns. For the sake of a livable and prosperous future for all, they must take it, say coal-affected communities from South Africa.       Communities fighting the expansion...

Open Letter: South African communities ask UK planners to reject new open-cast coal mine

Open Letter: South African communities ask UK planners to reject new open-cast coal mine

On the eve of what could be a landmark plannning inquiry for the future of UK Coal, communities fighting the expansion of coal mining in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, have reached out in support of UK allies campaigning to stop a new open cast coal mine in Druridge Bay, Northumberland....

Call to action: Support campaigners who shut down the UK’s largest coal mine!

Call to action: Support campaigners who shut down the UK’s largest coal mine!

On the 21st April 2017 members Reclaim the Power and Earth First, accompanied by YLNM member group Coal Action Network, took peaceful direct action to shut down Ffos-y-fran, the UK’s largest open-pit coal mine, owned by Miller Argent Ltd. Now these campaigners have been sentenced to pay £10,000 compensation charges...

Snowchange: Don’t Lose Hope for the Planet

Snowchange: Don’t Lose Hope for the Planet

YLNM Regional Coordinator for the Arctic Tero Mustonen discusses the threats facing indigenous communities of the far-north in climate-changed times, and how their pioneering responses gives us all cause for hope and action.   Originally posted by Defiant. 22/02/2017 I’ll be the first to admit it: reading and writing about...

The Matatiele Manifesto: South African communities unite to say yes to life, no to extraction!

The Matatiele Manifesto: South African communities unite to say yes to life, no to extraction!

Frontline communities resisting mining and fracking in South Africa have come together to create the Matatiele Manifesto. Calling for food and energy sovereignty, land rights and water protections, the manifesto strikes at the heart of South Africa’s extractivist land policies, writes Rachel Lees. Written for YLNM by Rachel Lees. 05/12/2016....

Major Arctic resilience report includes YLNM member Snowchange’s Näätämö project

Major Arctic resilience report includes YLNM member Snowchange’s Näätämö project

YLNM member group the Snowchange Cooperative is supporting indigenous and traditional communities in the circumpolar Arctic to resist a tidal wave of extractivism. A new report on Arctic resilience highlights how Snowchange are also helping pioneer regenerative responses to climate change through indigenous knowledge.     Originally posted by Snowchange....

Women Building Power- Toolkit for climate and energy justice for African women

Women Building Power- Toolkit for climate and energy justice for African women

Women Building Power is a cutting-edge and developing collection of research, information materials, and tools which forms the knowledge hub of an emerging African women-led grassroots driven campaign on Fossil Fuels, Energy and Climate Justice. Click here to access Women Building Power research and tools in languages including English, French and...

New Women Building Power toolkit for women’s rights activists launched

New Women Building Power toolkit for women’s rights activists launched

YLNM allies WoMin have launched a fantastic new collection of research and informational materials that share a much needed eco-feminist perspective on African climate and energy justice and provide practical tools for women dealing with energy poverty. Find them here.   Press Release. WoMin, October 26th 2016. WoMin, a women-led...

No fracking, drilling or digging: it’s the only way to save life on Earth

No fracking, drilling or digging: it’s the only way to save life on Earth

Originally posted by The Guardian. 27/09/2016. By George Monbiot. Do they understand what they have signed? Plainly they do not. Governments such as ours, now ratifying the Paris agreement on climate change, haven’t the faintest idea what it means – either that or they have no intention of honouring it....

Standing Rock protests: this is only the beginning

Standing Rock protests: this is only the beginning

Originally posted by The Guardian. 12/09/2016 By Rebecca Solnit. A pioneer monument and a lot of state troopers with batons and riot helmets stood between the mostly young native activists and the North Dakota state capitol on Friday afternoon. Many of the activists arriving at the capitol’s vast green lawn...