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2007

All Friends of the Earth International press releases from 2007

banks finance mud volcano

21 June 2007 - Major international banks such as Credit Suisse, Barclays, Fortis Group, Merrill Lynch & Co. and Natixis are injecting hundreds of millions of Euros into a set of companies responsible for a catastrophic mud volcano in Indonesia, Friends of the Earth International/Europe has revealed in two new reports launched today.

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weak g-8 climate deal lacks substance

7 June 2007 - Campaigners warned that today’s statement on climate change by leaders of the eight most industrialised nations (or G8) meeting here is weak and lacks substance, but reveals the urgent need to tackle climate change.

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shell shareholders get billion dollar bills

15 May 2007 - Environmental activists presented today several multi-billion dollar bills to shareholders attending oil giant Shell's Annual General Meeting in The Hague.

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shell's misleading ad

May 8, 2007 - Complaints are being filed today, May 8, in three European countries against a shameless advert that makes exaggerated and misleading green claims about oil giant Shell's operations.

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options to tackle climate change

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 4 May 2007 – The world’s leading scientists say governments can tackle climate change and that the solutions are affordable and available, in a key United Nations (UN) report published here today.

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Shell fails to stop nigeria flaring, again

May 2, 2007 – On the day prior to oil giant Shell's quarterly earnings report (May 3), Friends of the Earth International called on the Anglo-Dutch company to immediately respect a court order to stop gas flaring in Nigeria by 30th April. Gas flaring is a destructive practice which costs the African country about US$2.5 billion annually, while more than 66% of its population is estimated to live on less than US $1 a day.

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climate change mitigation

April 27, 2007 -- The world's leading scientists and world governments are to meet in Bangkok, Thailand from 30 April ahead of publication on May 4 of the third part of a key United nations report on climate change.

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photo competition

April 26, 2007 -- Friends of the Earth International today announces the launch of its second annual photo competition, which will gather photos on the theme of food & agriculture from around the globe. The best shots will feature in a Friends of the Earth International 2008 wall calendar and in a cookbook.

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Indonesian mine pollution ruling

24 April 2007 -- Friends of the Earth International, the world's largest grassroots environmental network, is extremely disappointed by today's verdict on a mining pollution case in North Sulawesi (Indonesia) which shamefully ignored compelling evidence.

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world bank still fuelling climate change

April 13, 2007 -- On the eve of the World Bank’s annual Spring Meetings (Apr. 14-15) Friends of the Earth International challenged the bank's 184 government shareholders to halt all funding for projects contributing to climate change.

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Jailed Irish Oil Campaigner Wins Environmental "Nobel Prize"

April 22, 2007 -- William Corduff from the Rossport farming community in Ireland is one of six winners of the prestigious Goldman Prize [1], which will be awarded to him and other grassroots environmentalists today, Earth Day, in recognition of his resistance together with his community against an illegal pipeline of oil giant Shell.

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Poor suffer as world gets hotter

APRIL 6, 2007 – Friends of the Earth International has demanded steep emissions cuts by all rich countries and more funding for climate change adaptation in developing countries, after the world's leading scientific experts today warned that the world's poor - who have done least to pollute the atmosphere - will suffer most as the planet heats up. Despite the negligible historical emissions of greenhouse gases by the least developed countries, their people will bear the brunt of climate change, as they are the most vulnerable to the impacts and least able to adapt.

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Climate change to overwhelm poor

29 March, 2007 -- On 2nd -5th April, the world's leading scientific experts are to gather in Brussels, Belgium, to launch the second volume from the United Nation's Fourth Assessment Report, which addresses climate impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. The report is expected to portray a bleak future for the world's poorest countries, which have done least to pollute the atmosphere.

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Climate change to overwhelm world's poor

29 March, 2007 -- On 2nd -5th April, the world's leading scientific experts are to gather in Brussels, Belgium, to launch the second volume from the United Nation's Fourth Assessment Report, which addresses climate impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. The report is expected to portray a bleak future for the world's poorest countries, which have done least to pollute the atmosphere. Despite the negligible historical emissions of greenhouse gases by the least developed countries, their people will suffer most from climate change, as they are the most vulnerable to the impacts and least able to adapt.

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Photo competition 15 june deadline

June 1st, 2007 - Friends of the Earth International today announced two additional judges for its annual photo competition, which will gather photos on the theme of food & agriculture from around the globe.

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g8: campaigners demand alternative approach

31st May 2007 - Campaigners warned today that the leaders of the eight most industrialised nations (or G8) are not tackling the root causes of poverty and climate change at upcoming G8 talks in Heiligendamm, Germany from 6-8 June.

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pull the plug on water privatisation

May 15, 2007 - Over 134 groups from 48 countries today called on donor governments to abandon support for a highly controversial agency of the World Bank focused on privatisation called the 'Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility' (PPIAF).

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Court orders shut down shell oil depot

March 7th 2007 -– Friends of the Earth International welcomed today’s ruling of the Philippines Supreme Court, which ordered the Manila City government to shut down the Pandacan oil depot.

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Scientists issue global warning

FEBRUARY 2, 2007 -- Friends of the Earth International today called on world leaders to take urgent action to cut emissions of greenhouse gases after the planet's leading scientific experts, endorsed by the world's governments, delivered the starkest warning yet on the threat of global climate change.

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Shell: clean up your mess

January 31st 2007 - - A new report, launched the day before oil giant Shell announces its 2006 annual profits (1 February 2007) calls on Shell to use the profits to begin cleaning up damage it has caused to communities and the environment. The report offers proposals and figures for where and how Shell should repair some of the damage it has caused in nine communities around the world.

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