4 results for month: 06/2015


Update: S.O.S. Adriatic: NO oil drilling !

Update on S.O.S. Adriatic campaign's activities so far - written by Maruska Mileta, Zelena akcija/FoE Croatia Since the official launch of the campaign, the S.O.S. Adriatic coalition has mobilised a significant number of Croatian citizens who are opposing oil drilling in the Adriatic Sea. As a result of our activities, the public pressure and the cross-border consultations, we managed to delay the signing of the contracts – the deadline was April 2nd. First victory for the campaign. We are continuing to use both legal methods and direct actions to prevent the Croatian Government from signing the contracts which is expected within the next ...

Regional declaration: NO OIL – STOP SEA DRILLING IN THE ADRIATIC

*A common commitment for the future of the Adriatic Sea* On June 20th 2015, a regional collaboration against oil drilling in the Adriatic Sea was launched in the town of Rovinj in Croatia. There are 29 macro areas, for a total of 36.823 km2, to be investigated for oil and gas drilling in the Croatian Adriatic Sea, in addition to already existing 9 platforms for gas extraction. On the Italian side, the areas intended for hydrocarbons exploration amount to 12.000 km2, with 6 oil platforms already active. In the Italian part of the Northern Adriatic Sea there are 39 authorizations for gas extraction, which supply 70% of Italian methane gas. The ...

Secular Franciscan Order and S.O.S. Adriatic against oil drilling!

*The Pope calls for urgent action : The climate crisis is a question of social justice* The Franciscan Secular Order and the S.O.S. Adriatic coalition held a joint press conference on June 19th 2015 in Zagreb where they presented the conclusions of the encyclical in which Pope Francis calls for urgent action to combat climate change, and sent a message to the Croatian Government to withdraw from the harmful project of exploration and exploitation of oil in the Adriatic Sea. In the encyclical on the environment and climate change, called "Laudato si - praised be, about the care for common home", which was released on June 18th, the Pope ...

S.O.S Adriatic tells Minister of Economy: Let the citizens decide or resign!

Activists from the S.O.S. Adriatic coalition staged a protest today (June 17th 2015) in Zagreb during a conference on the country’s energy future. Activists hung large banners with messages “Don’t spOIL the Adriatic”, “Go solar, not fossil” and “Minister of Dirty Affairs”. They also offered mock “sardines in crude oil” to the attendees of the conference. The conference was attended by the Croatian Minister of Economy, Ivan Vrdoljak, who is responsible for the implementation of the project of oil drilling in the Adriatic Sea. "Mr. Vrdoljak has been continuously ignoring appeals from our citizens, tourists from other countries, ...