Niger Delta oil flares. ©Friends of the Earth Netherlands/Milieudefensie

How do we transform the energy system?

Community solar energy in ©

Community and social ownership of energy  BEDS, an ally of Friends of the Earth Bangladesh/BELA, brought power to the people through solar lamps and setting up a solar energy union. ©Luka Tomac

1. Community and social ownership of energy. BEDS, an ally of Friends of the Earth Bangladesh/BELA, brought power to the people through solar lamps and by setting up a solar energy union ©

2. Energy sufficiency  The “No Bicycle, No Planet” campaign led by Friends of the Earth El Salvador/CESTA has empowered people to cycle instead of driving. ©James Kao, CESTA

2. Energy sufficiency. The “No Bicycle, No Planet” campaign led by Friends of the Earth El Salvador/CESTA has empowered people to cycle instead of driving ©

3. Stopping dirty energy and fossil fuels. Coal mining in Indonesia destroys forests, communities and water sources.  ©

Stopping dirty energy and fossil fuels.

2018, protest in Hambach Forest, Germany. The climate movement has placed enormous pressure on the German government to move forward the phase-out of coal to 2030 or earlier and ensure a just transition in coal regions ©

100% renewables for all Friends of the Earth Scotland and allies secured 50% of all energy to come from renewables by 2030 and 100% of electricity well before then, with the government also committing to community ownership. ©Luka Tomac

4. 100% renewables for all. Friends of the Earth Scotland and allies secured 50% of all energy to come from renewables by 2030 and 100% of electricity well before then, with the government also committing to community ownership ©

Finance the energy revolution.

5.  Finance the energy revolution. Rich countries need to make a greater commitment to climate finance, to protect people and planet from climate change. At COP17 in Durban, people marched to demand climate justice. In the photo: SAWPA South African Waste Pickers Association ©

Guarantee rights, gender justice and livelihoods in the energy transition. ©Real World Radio

6. Guarantee rights, gender justice and livelihoods in the energy transition. In the context of energy scarcity and occupation, Friends of the Earth Palestine/PENGON work to bring clean energy into community hands and to empower women as leaders ©

Community solar energy provides electricity to a refugee camp in Palestine ©

Building a powerful climate justice movement 

7. Building a powerful climate justice movement. Young Friends of the Earth Europe’s workshop at COP21 in Paris, 2015. In recent years, the global climate strikes saw millions of young people organising to demand climate justice ©

Locally-appropriate and low impact energy sources Friends of the Earth Togo exhibit their solar ovens at a national-level forum on Just Energy Transition. ©Ekue Assem, Friends of the Earth Togo

8. Locally-appropriate and low impact energy sources. Friends of the Earth Togo exhibit their solar ovens at a national-level forum on Just Energy Transition ©