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Solidarity – as the reason to fight climate change has always been the central point for our debates on climate change and energy policies. This has largely been studied through “The New Social Contract: A Just Transition” publication launched together with Change Partnership in 2016. Our current work continues to build on this. Additionally we have also been looking at climate diplomacy, food waste and a gendered-approach to climate change policy more closely.

Our reflections are based on the environmental need for cleaning up our planet, but also as a social and economic need. It is the most vulnerable groups of people in society who will be affected most either by climate change impacts directly, or by the Transition to a decarbonised society.

The next 30 years will be crucial in determining how we achieve this and therefore progressive implementation policies taking into account the Paris agreement and SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) is fundamental.

FEPS is carrying out a cycle of events with various partners, in different places on Next Environment. Please see our events section for more details.




  • Climate change and the security nexus in Africa

    November 07, 2018
    European Parliament. Rue Wiertz, 60. Brussels

    European Parliament , ASP, Room 1E201

    12:30 - 14:00

    In the framework of the annual Africa week organised by the S&D group, the Foundation for

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  • (Food) Waste Not Want Not

    October 16, 2018

    The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) together with the Freedom and Solidarity Foundation (BSF) is holding an event and discussion to launch

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  • Food Waste

    June 04, 2018

    In partnership with Freedom and Solidarity Foundation, Latvia,


    Food waste accounts for 8% of Global Greenhouse Gas emissions. Sustainable Development Goal number 12 is dedicated to this issue and aims to halve global food waste by 2030.

    Not only does

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