On occasion of the World Tourism Day on 27 September, Naturefriends are calling for rapid and effective action regarding climate protection in tourism. Flightshaming alone is not enough!
Green 10 reject the „One in, one out“ principle planned by European Commission President-Elect Ursula von der Leyen!
The Green 10 – a network of the ten largest European environmental NGOs, amongst them NFI – is firmly against the introduction of a “One in, one out” principle for new legislation, as planned by European Commission President-Elect Ursula von der Leyen. The principle is inherently incompatible with the climate and environmental ambition set out by her and risks undermining the potential benefits of new initiatives under the European Green Deal.
Traffic jams, overcrowded cities and beaches, long queues in front of interesting sights, tacky cultural performances, annoyed locals …? There is another way!
New Climate Fund project in Mali: Building a storage building for agricultural products as a climate mitigation measure.
Naturefriends France have been cooperating with Naturefriends Mali 2ADIB-MALI for many years now – one successful example for their cooperation is the development of vegetable cultivation, benefitting the whole local community in Finkolo and its approximately 7,000 inhabitants.
A European Citizens’ Initiative has been launched to end the aviation fuel tax exemption in Europe.
Gerald Mader was the President of NFI from 1987 until 1996. During his presidency, NFI moved back to Austria and the Berlin Wall fell. Subsequently, Naturefriends from Hungary, Czechia and Slovakia and the former GDR became part of our movement. In addition, the first contacts to Naturefriends from Senegal were established while he was President and Naturefriends Senegal were admitted as the first African member organisation in 1996. Gerald Mader was especially involved in peace work – he set up the renowned international Peace University of Schlaining.
An opinion piece by Manfred Pils, President of Naturefriends International
In the second half of February, Mamadou Mbodji, Vice-President of NFI and member of the Steering Group of the Naturefriends Climate Fund, visited Guinea in order to take part in the implementation of NFI’s current Climate Fund project, which aims to promote improved stoves in three rural municipalities in the Mount Nimba Biosphere Reserve.