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Civil society walks out of Warsaw climate talks, says hope lies with building peoples' power

WARSAW, POLAND, November 21, 2013 – Today, one day before the planned conclusion of the Warsaw UN climate talks, hundreds of individuals from all continents representing social movements, trade unions and non-governmental organizations – including Friends of the Earth International - walked out of the UN climate conference in protest. [1]

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Polluters talk, we walk: Mass walk-out of corporate-captured climate talks in Poland

Friends of the Earth Europe: Warsaw, November 21 – One day before the scheduled conclusion of the international climate talks in Warsaw, hundreds of climate activists – including Friends of the Earth – have walked out in protest at the lack of ambition at the talks, and in solidarity with people affected by climate change.

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Veolia, Areva and Auchan win the 2013 Pinocchio Awards!

Paris, Tuesday 19th November 2013 – After the launch of the public voting process last October 15th, Les Amis de la Terre - Friends of the Earth France, in partnership with Peuples Solidaires - ActionAid France and the Centre for Research and Information for Development (CRID), put an end to the suspense during the Pinocchio Awards ceremony tonight, at La Java (Paris). This year, an impressive number of internet users mobilized themselves to elect the winners among the nominated companies: more than 41,000 votes in total, that is to say more than twice as much as the previous years. Veolia, Areva and Auchan are the big winners of the 2013 edition (1).

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Reclaim Power: The Philippines Needs Justice, Not Coal Lobbyists

I am an activist and I am a Filipino. It’s a very hard time for me to be outside of my country, while my brothers and sisters are still sorting through the wreckage and the death brought by Typhoon Yolanda. But I am activist and I know that terrible storm was no accident, so I must take action.

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Japan's Climate Inaction Strongly Denounced

WARSAW, POLAND, November 15, 2013 -- Friends of the Earth International today strongly denounced the Japanese government which stated at the UN climate talks that it is breaking its promises to reduce climate change-causing greenhouse gases. [1]

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Super Typhoon Haiyan: World Must Act on Climate Change

Guest blog by Lidy Nacpil, Convener of the Philippines Movement for Climate Justice (first published by Huffinton Post)

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Friends of the Earth South Africa: The real people's climate negotiations start tomorrow

Bluff, Durban, South Africa, 13 November 2013 – Siga Govender, a local small scale farmer who has been working the land next to the former Durban airport for 25 years, is aware that he is either going to have the land beneath his feet literally dug out beneath him for expansion of the port, or washed away if an alternative approach to energy production globally is not implemented immediately. Tomorrow at 14h00, in solidarity with the farmers, the People’s Climate Camp will march from the Reunion Beach Centre to the farmer’s land in Prospecton, ending in a press conference at 15h00.

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Please donate now to Friends of the Earth Philippines and help provide relief to affected communities

An estimated 2,000 people are feared to have been killed in the fierce typhoon that hit the Philippines on Friday. Hundreds of thousands have been displaced and as many as 10 million affected.

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Friends of the Earth Africa: Commemoration of Saro-Wiwa murder reinforces demand to wean off dirty energy

Commemoration of Saro-Wiwa murder reinforces demand to wean off dirty energy. 75 African groups demand Obama stops pushing dirty energy through 'Power Africa' initiative.

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Energy Road Map Offers Hope for Climate-Safe Planet

WARSAW (POLAND), November 7, 2013 – Today, ahead of United Nations climate talks where governments will discuss the world's energy system, Friends of the Earth International has released a new report outlining its vision of a climate-safe, sustainable and just energy system - and a road map to achieving it. [1]

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