Climate justice and energy
The winner of the Angry Mermaid Award 2009, announced by award-winning writer and journalist Naomi Klein at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen today is the biotech giant Monsanto with 37% of the total vote.
COPENHAGEN , December 14, 2009 -- Commenting on the African Group of nations' opposition to an outrageous attempt by rich countries to kill the Kyoto targets in Copenhagen, Friends of the Earth International's Nnimmo Bassey said:
Copenhagen, Denmark, 12th December -- More than five thousand people from around the world have joined Friends of the Earth International’s “Flood for climate justice” this morning in Copenhagen to demand climate justice and an end to offsetting carbon emissions.
Copenhagen, December 11th – The “climate capsule” project of Friends of the Earth International has collected hundreds of messages, in all languages and all forms, from communities and people around the world who are affected by climate change. These demands for climate justice are being presented at the Klimaforum, Copenhagen, between 10th and 18th December 2009.
Copenhagen, Friday 11th December – A public vote to decide the business or lobby group which has done most to undermine effective action on climate change closes at midnight (CET) on Sunday 13th December.
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, DECEMBER 10, 2009 -- Friends of the Earth International members had the following statements prior to U.S. President Barack Obama's December 10 acceptance of his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway.
Monday 2 November 2009, Brussels/Copenhagen - Business attempts to undermine a strong and just global agreement on climate change are being put under the spotlight in the countdown to United Nations negotiations in Copenhagen with a special award, jointly organised by Corporate Europe Observatory, Friends of the Earth International, Focus on the Global South, Attac and Spinwatch.
Cochabamba, Bolivia, October 14, 2009 – The first hearing of the International Climate Justice Tribunal was celebrated on October 13 and 14 in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
BANGKOK, THAILAND, 9 October 2009 -- At the close of the Bangkok UN climate change negotiations tensions between the world’s rich nations and developing countries were at an all-time high, according to Friends of the Earth International campaigners observing the talks to demand climate justice.
BANGKOK, THAILAND, October 5, 2009 -- In a week coinciding with massive loss of life in the Asia Pacific region as a result of extreme weather, Friends of the Earth International decried attempts by developed countries to undermine their obligations under the UN climate convention.
125 organizations urge greater emission cuts, and finance for developing countries.
BRUSSELS, 10 September 2009 – Friends of the Earth has welcomed a ruling yesterday by the UK advertising watchdog that describing palm oil as “sustainably produced” is false advertising.
Jakarta, Indonesia, September 11, 2009 -- Friends of the Earth International welcomed today's announcement by the IFC, the World Bank's private sector arm, that it will stop all palm oil investments.
Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Washington, June 29, 2009 -- Fresh evidence of oil giant Shell’s colossal contribution to global climate change and its continued investment in carbon intensive fossil fuels has been revealed today in a new report.
BONN, GERMANY, June 12, 2009 --Throughout the United Nations climate talks due to end today in Bonn, the United States administration blocked progress to move negotiations forward, according to Friends of the Earth International.
BONN, GERMANY, JUNE 5, 2009 – On World Environment Day, leaders of industrialised nations have been criticised for failing to do their homework on climate change.
BONN (GERMANY) / LONDON (UK), June 2, 2009 – The push by industrialised countries to offset their carbon emissions is undermining the fight against climate change, warned Friends of the Earth International at the start of key UN climate talks taking place in Bonn June 1-12.
LAGOS (NIGERIA), BRUSSELS (BELGIUM), January 12, 2009 – While Europe faces gas shortages, Friends of the Earth International is putting the Nigerian government under pressure to ensure that oil companies stop flaring Nigerian gas.
POZNAN, POLAND, December 12, 2008 – After two weeks of negotiations, United Nations climate talks are closing with rich industrialized countries squarely to blame for failing to live up to their obligations.
POZNAN, POLAND – European environment ministers arriving at crucial climate negotiations in Poland will today receive messages sent by over a thousand young people urging them to 'wrap up' climate change.