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Climate justice and energy

Press releases about climate justice and energy.
Society must change to address climate crisis, say scientists

Society must change to address climate crisis, say scientists

BERLIN, GERMANY, April 7, 2014 -- Avoiding dangerous climate change will require not just rapid reductions in fossil fuel use but also a revolution in the structures of our economies and societies, according to a momentous UN scientific report on climate change to be released on April 13 in Berlin. [1]

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Scientists expected to warn of more extreme weather due to climate change

Scientists expected to warn of more extreme weather due to climate change

TOKYO, JAPAN, March 26, 2014 – A key UN science report on climate change to be released in Japan on March 31 is likely to state that climate change is leading to more extreme weather, and that this will cause significant damage in both rich and poor countries.

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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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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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Global Protests Target Coal - Warn of Dirty Energy's Impact on Climate

Today, 22 October 2013, protests are being staged across the world as a part of an international day of action against coal, the world’s largest dirty energy source.

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Urgent Action Needed As Scientists Warn On Scale of Climate Crisis

STOCKHOLM (SWEDEN), September 20, 2013 – Commenting on a forthcoming key science report on climate change, Friends of the Earth International warns that this report will confirm the need for urgent action to address the climate crisis. [1]

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Nigeria: Oil giant Shell criticized over Nigeria pipelines ‘sabotage’ claims

Friends of the Earth International and Amnesty International AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, 19 JUNE 2013 – Claims by Shell that sabotage is responsible for most oil spilt in Nigeria have come under fire. A Dutch agency found that the oil giant’s statements were based on disputed evidence and flawed investigations.

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Everest 'Climbing for Climate Justice' Expedition Aims to Break World Records

KATHMANDU (NEPAL) May 8, 2013 – A Nepalese expedition 'Climbing for Climate Justice' led by four-time world record climber Pemba Dorje Sherpa will ascend Mount Everest (Nepal) from May 10, 2013.

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Doha climate talks: Industrialised countries block climate action

DOHA, QATAR, December 8, 2012 – Friends of the Earth International has strongly condemned the governments of industrialised countries for blocking action on the climate crisis at a failed UN climate summit in Qatar.

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30 January: Verdict Expected in Court Case on Oil Giant Shell's Nigerian Oil Pollution

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS, OCTOBER 11, 2012 -- For the first time in history, a Dutch court verdict is expected about the case of a European company, Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell, which appeared in court today to account for damage it caused abroad, says Friends of the Earth International. [1]

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Nnimmo Bassey To Be Awarded Rafto Prize for Human Rights

Nnimmo Bassey To Be Awarded Rafto Prize for Human Rights

BERGEN (NORWAY) / LAGOS (NIGERIA), September 27, 2012 – Friends of the Earth International chair Nnimmo Bassey [1] will be the recipient of this year's Rafto Prize for Human Rights. Friends of the Earth International is proud of Nnimmo and his award.

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Polluting Brazilian mining giant Vale exposed

DAVOS (SWITZERLAND) / PORTO ALEGRE (BRAZIL), 27 JANUARY 2012 -- With more than 25,000 votes, the Brazilian mining giant Vale has been crowned the 'world's worst corporation of the year' at the January 27 'Public Eye Awards' in Davos, Switzerland [1]

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Climate: disastrous "Durban package" accelerates onset of climate catastrophe

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA, 13 DECEMBER 2011 – The UN climate talks in Durban were a failure and take the world a significant step back by further undermining an already flawed, inadequate multilateral system that is supposed to address the climate crisis, according to Friends of the Earth International.

Climate: disastrous "Durban package" accelerates onset of climate catastrophe - Read More…

Reaction to Durban climate talks

Commenting on the UN climate talks which ended today in Durban, South Africa, Sarah-Jayne Clifton, Climate Justice Coordinator of Friends of the Earth International said:

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Climate talks: corporate pressure is undermining real action

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA, 8 December 2011 – One day before the close of the UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa, Friends of the Earth International released the second in a series of case studies highlighting how polluting companies, multinational corporations and financial elites are seeking to undermine government action on climate change [1].

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Climate agenda of South African energy giant Sasol exposed

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA, 7 December 2011 – Polluting companies and multinational corporations are exerting pressure on government climate policies and seeking to undermine global action on the climate crisis, Friends of the Earth International warned today.

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Climate talks: Durban inaction a recipe for climate catastrophe

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA, 7 December 2011 – Friends of the Earth International has issued strong warnings against climate inaction at the UN climate talks in Durban, and blamed industrialised countries like the US, Canada, Japan and Europe for seeking to unravel existing agreements under the guise of a “new mandate” for the climate negotiations.

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New report: world's first big ‘REDD’ project violating indigenous people rights

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA, 6 December, 2011 – While the governments of countries such as Australia are busy with forest projects that promote false solutions such as carbon offsetting, the UN climate talks in Durban are failing to address the urgent problem of deforestation, said Friends of the Earth International today.

New report: world's first big ‘REDD’ project violating indigenous people rights - Read More…

CLIMATE TALKS: SUSTAINABLE, SMALL-SCALE, AND PEASANT AGRICULTURE NEEDED TO COOL DOWN THE EARTH

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA, 5 December 2011-- The UN climate talks in Durban have reminded the world that agriculture is responsible for almost one fourth of the world's emissions of greenhouse gases.

CLIMATE TALKS: SUSTAINABLE, SMALL-SCALE, AND PEASANT AGRICULTURE NEEDED TO COOL DOWN THE EARTH - Read More…

DEVELOPED NATIONS – LED BY US, UK AND JAPAN - TRY TO TURN GREEN CLIMATE FUND INTO GREEDY CORPORATE FUND

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA, Dec. 1, 2011— Today 163 civil society organisations from 39 countries released a letter exposing an attempt led by the US, the UK and Japan to turn the Green Climate Fund into a “Greedy Corporate Fund” at UN climate talks in South Africa. [1]

DEVELOPED NATIONS – LED BY US, UK AND JAPAN - TRY TO TURN GREEN CLIMATE FUND INTO GREEDY CORPORATE FUND - Read More…

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