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13 november 2000

climate talks: friends of the earth international is here!

Friends of the Earth International will be present throughout the Hague talks.

We are the largest environment network in the world, with groups in 68 countries, North South East and West. A complete list of countries with FoE representatives in the Hague is given below.

We are available for expert analysis, advice and comment at any time. Ian Willmore and other FoE media staff will be in the main Hague press centre during the talks, as will Jeroen Schmaal of Milieudefensie (FoE Netherlands). They can put you in touch with FoE representatives in the Hague from all over the planet. We never close!


On Saturday 18th November, thousands of FoE supporters from all over the world will be building a “dyke” outside the talks. Building will start at 12.30pm and finish around 2.30pm. The Dyke is expected to be 1 kilometre long and 1.5 metres high. It will be decorated with banners, flag and slogans from groups and individuals from around the world. Music, theatre and art events will also be taking place, and there will be speakers and witnesses of extreme weather events.

FoE representatives will be in the Hague from:

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Grenada, Haiti, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, Togo and the United States.

Ricardo Navarro, Chair of Friends of the Earth International commented:

“The Hague talks may be the last chance to rescue the 1997 Kyoto agreement to fight man-made climate change. This year has seen severe weather disasters all over the world. Thousands have died, and millions have seen their homes and livelihoods damaged or destroyed. We could see more of this with climate change! We are here to bear witness to what is already happening, and to demand that Governments act now to save our children from the terrible danger of climate change.”

For further infomation please contact:

Ian Willmore (English) Tel: +44 7887 641344 (mobile)

Jeroen Schmaal (Dutch, English) Tel: +31 6295 93 871 (mobile)




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