10 January 2020

Alastair Clewer

Alastair joined Beyond Fossil Fuels in May 2019. He holds a master’s degree in International Development and has coordinated multinational communication actions for several Directorates-General of the European Commission on issues related to climate change, clean energy transition, disaster risk reduction, human rights, and humanitarian aid.

Alastair has previously worked in academia, analysing the climate impacts of European food systems, and in politics and the music industry. He has a keen interest in processes of social change, particularly the utility of prefigurative politics as a scalable means of social transformation, and the viability of constructing chains of equivalence across civil society and activist networks.

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On 13 March 2024, environmental activists in Poland won a court case against the Turów coal mine. The ruling, handed down by a regional administrative court in Warsaw, invalidated the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) required by PGE, Poland’s largest power producer, to  secure its mining licence until 2044. 

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The environment, climate, and energy ministers of the Group of Seven western industrialised states (G7) have committed to phase-out coal power ‘during the first half of the 2030s’, in the outcomes of their summit in Torino presented today.