As the holiday season approaches, NFI's Christmas fundraising campaign takes on a special significance. It is a time of giving when we want to support those who are most affected by climate change. This year, the focus of NFI's campaign resonates deeply with the principles of climate justice. In a symbolic sense, when you support initiatives like the Naturefriends Climate Fund you're nurturing a different kind of Christmas tree - one that grows in the hearts and in the lands of villages.
The XXV Congress of Naturefriends International demands from the wealthy states a stronger commitment to climate protection and climate justice! "Climate Justice for the Future" was the motto of the XXV Congress of Naturefriends International, which took place on 7 October in the Naturefriends Hotel in Spital am Pyhrn (Austria). 60 participants from 15 countries discussed the global effects of the climate crisis and adopted a catalogue of demands to the industrialised and emerging countries as well as concrete measures of Naturefriends for more climate justice.
Today's World Tourism Day is themed "Tourism & Green Investment".
This topic is also of great concern to Naturefriends. They have long been committed to sustainable leisure and tourism development and invest in green technology for their houses and refuges.
Moving in the right direction: your adventure by bus, train and bike! Show us with your photo how you explore the world on sustainable paths! The best photos will be rewarded with great prizes!
After intensive preparation, the time has finally come: the official launch of the Naturefriends tree sponsorships in Senegal and The Gambia is just around the corner! Around 3,500 fruit trees are to be planted in the next few weeks with people living in six villages along the two countries' border region, which was awarded Naturefriends Landscape of the Year in 2018. They will then be given to families to care for.
Our diet has a significant impact on our ecological footprint. The food sector is responsible for more than a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions, with a large share attributed to animal products. With their climate delicacies, selected Naturefriends Houses and eco-labelled restaurants all over Austria are setting a good example by offering their guests vegetarian or vegan dishes with regional ingredients – according to the motto "Good for us, good for the planet!“.
September marks the birth of our movement back in 1895. Once again, this year we will embrace the motto "Nature and Solidarity" and try to communicate the diversity and international dimension of the Naturefriends movement, as well as find best practices and exchange experiences within the network.
Are you looking for a meaningful Christmas gift for your loved ones? How about a donation to the NFI Climate Fund? With only 15 euros you enable the planting of three fruit trees, which will be handed over to the care of families.
The industrialised and emerging countries have the largest contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions – but it is the people in the Global South, many of whom already suffer from extreme poverty, who are most affected by the consequences of climate change. Naturefriends International, therefore, calls for more climate justice at the World Climate Conference, which starts this weekend in Sharm El Sheikh: immediate, ambitious and binding climate protection measures as well as efficient support for the countries and people most affected by climate change.
At its Annual Conference in Lozio (Italy), Naturefriends International (NFI) calls on the European Union and its member states to immediately implement necessary measures for an energy self-sufficient, ecological, and social Europe. A rapid switch to renewable energies that is in line with nature conservation is the basis for achieving global climate goals and for ending dependence on the monopoly suppliers of fossil fuels.