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Friends of the Earth Australia calls for transparency on climate aid and recognition of customary land rights in Indonesia

Friends of the Earth Australia has called on the Australian government to initiate an open review of its failed experiment in climate aid in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, citing a lack of transparency and a lack of effective engagement with issues surrounding customary forest rights as key failings of the government’s approach.

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Activist Murdered as 10th National Meeting Against Dams and for Rivers Kicks Off

Thirty year old Noé Vazquez Ortiz was stoned to death while preparing for the opening ceremony of the 10th meeting of the Mexican Movement of People Affected by Dams and For Rivers (MAPDER) on Friday, August 2, in Veracruz, Mexico.

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Update August 20: Three dead, others still in danger following Sri Lankan water protest

Since this post was originally published earlier this month, the Dipped Products Glove factory, which had been the target of protests, has been ordered to relocate and may close pending further government invesitations.

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Shell, Clean up your mess in Ogoniland

Two years ago, the UN's Environment Programme (UNEP) handed Shell a report detailing the devastation caused by the oil company's operations in Ogoniland and listing measures it should take to clean up this mess. Guess what? Two years later not one of these recommended measures has been implemented. Shell refused to meet Friends of the Earth Germany/ BUND for a handover of this petition in person, so we are handing over the signatures online. Follow hashtag #ShellCleanUp for more. Ask Shell to clean up its mess in Ogoniland. Send a message to Shell CEO Peter Voser through the form below.

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International Mangrove Day

On International Mangrove Day, we reflect on the urgent need to protect and preserve mangrove forests, such as La Tirana on the coast of El Salvador, and their fragile ecosystems

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Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA) launches Publish What You Pump Campaign

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) today (July 24, 2013) launched a new campaign titled "Publish What You Pump", which aims to fill the gap in the present Publish What You Pay and the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) processes.

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Endocrine disruptors in cosmetics: almost one third of products affected. Friends of the Earth Germany publishes study and iPhone-App.

Berlin: Nearly a third of cosmetic products in Germany, Austria and Switzerland contain endocrine disrupting substances. This is the conclusion of a study published today by Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND), the German section of Friends of the Earth. For the study, BUND searched the ingredients lists of more than 60,000 products for hormone mimicking chemicals: “The figures for the market leaders Beiersdorf (Nivea) and L'Oréal are especially alarming. Almost 50% of these companies' products that were analysed contain endocrine disruptors” says Sarah Häuser, BUND chemicals expert.

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All about Sime Darby in Liberia

Malaysia-based Sime Darby, one of the world's largest producers of palm oil, is developing oil palm plantations in Liberia, swallowing up farmlands and forests used by local communities to sustain their livelihoods. Affected communities have organised to demand that their rights be recognised by the company and its international shareholders

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Friends of the Earth Australia: Australia’s forest carbon experiment in Indonesia ends in failure

AusAID has effectively axed its $47 million forest carbon experiment in Kalimantan ahead of Prime Minister Rudd's visit to Indonesia this week. The Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership (KFCP) began in 2008 as part of a program to demonstrate that ‘forest carbon offsets’ were a viable way to reduce carbon emissions. The KFCP pilot project began with big promises to demonstrate policy and program activities capable of reducing emissions from deforestation and land degradation in Indonesia, and incentivise sustainable livelihoods for local communities.

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