Negotiators reached a deal in Bali today (Saturday) on taking forward the Kyoto Protocol but Friends of the Earth International expressed deep disappointment at the weak content following many attempts to derail the talks by the some delegations.
Peoples from social organizations and movements from across the globe brought the fight for social, ecological and gender justice into the negotiating rooms and onto the streets during the UN climate summit in Bali.
The United States’ administration was today (Thursday) accused of seeking to derail progress at the United Nations climate talks in Bali, with a series of moves designed to create a deal with no content.
Friends of the Earth International today warned Ministers arriving at the UN climate talks in Bali that they have a huge task ahead at these talks if they are to be deemed a success. Ministers must seriously reassess the consequences for the future viability of the post 2012 Kyoto commitment period if they fail to agree on key issues. Ministers must be prepared to shift on major issues, with agreement needed on a strong target range for Annex I reductions and commitments needed for resources to tackle climate change in the developing world, both in terms of adaptation and the means to build low carbon economies.
Peoples from all over the globe took part in the Solidarity Village for a Cool Planet, an initiative from different social organizations and movements fighting against ecological and social injustice and working for alternatives to the policies and practices that destroy livelihoods and the environment.
On the 10th anniversary of the agreement of the Kyoto Protocol, Friends of the Earth International urged industrialised countries to celebrate by announcing a commitment to agree further cuts in greenhouse gas emissions of at least 40 per cent by 2020.
Environmental groups at the United Nations climate talks in Bali today urged governments to reject a new World Bank initiative promoting the inclusion of forests in carbon markets. The World Bank initiative, known as the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) is set to be launched on Tuesday 11th December in Bali as part of the discussions on ‘Reducing Emissions through Deforestation in Developing countries’ (REDD).
7 December 2007 - People in Bali will call for tough action to tackle climate change at a march and rally on 8th December (Saturday) as people around the world join the Global Day of Action on Climate Change.
7 December, 2007 - Informal trade talks scheduled to take place in Bali this weekend could seriously threaten the opportunity for a just and sustainable way forward on tackling climate change, Friends of the Earth International warned on the eve of the talks (Friday).
December 4, 2007 – Government delegates in Bali must achieve a clear plan for an international climate change agreement post 2012 – to be finalised by 2009, Friends of the Earth International said today (Tuesday).
November 29, 2007 -- Biofuels must not be promoted as a solution to climate change, Friends of the Earth International said today, just a few days before key United Nations climate change talks start in Bali, Indonesia.
26 November 2007 -- On 3-14 December, the thirteenth annual negotiating conference for members of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will take place on the Indonesian island of Bali. Friends of the Earth International will be lobbying for the launch of an ambitious roadmap at the negotiations that will lead to real changes that are urgently needed in order to address the climate crisis.
A new report launched on November 26 provides nine testimonies from community members around the globe who have dramatic first-hand experience of the devastating impacts of climate change.
On 12-17 November a synthesis report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be adopted and approved by governments in Valencia, Spain.
24 September 2007 – The Chair of Friends of the Earth International, Meena Raman, warns the world’s Heads of State today that ‘climate justice’ needs to be urgently addressed in the fight against global warming.
3 JULY 2007 – An official inspection will begin on July 15 on the West-African Gas Pipeline, a project led by US oil giant Chevron with support from the World Bank.
12 July 2007 - The judges have made their choices for the 2007 Friends of theEarth International photo competition.
July 5th - The Dutch Advertising Authority has instructed oil giant Shell to stop misleading the public, after Friends of the Earth Netherlands filed a complaint against a “greenwash” advertisement that claimed that Shell uses its waste carbon dioxide to grow flowers.
The Live Earth initiative and concerts are an invaluable opportunity to catalyze action on climate change. Some Friends of the Earth groups are involved with Live Earth initiatives nationally, but Friends of the Earth International is not directly involved with Live Earth.
3 July 2007 - Wilmar, the world’s biggest trader in palm oil, is illegally logging rainforests, setting forests on fire and violating the rights of local communities in Indonesia, according to a new report published today by Friends of the Earth Netherlands.