2009 archive
UN Climate Conference closes without adopting 'Copenhagen accord'
Copenhagen: A disaster for the world's poorest
Danish PM tries to derail UN climate talks; Friends of the Earth suspended from the conference
Friends of the Earth suspended from UN climate talks
The angry mermaid winner is...
Africa moves to stop rich country power grab and protect kyoto targets
Statement on police tactics in Copenhagen
Five thousand people Flood Copenhagen for Climate Justice
Climate Capsule: People from around the world demand climate justice now
Public vote closes on Sunday for angry mermaid award
Obama to Receive Prize Based on Promise He Has Failed to Keep
Europe must commit to at least 40% reductions by 2020 without offsetting
Leaked Copenhagen accord text profoundly unjust
40% domestic emissions cuts in europe by 2020: feasible and affordable
Two million want climate justice in copenhagen
We can feed the planet and save the world
Rich countries scheme to ditch Kyoto targets
'CERTIFIED' PALM OIL NOT A SOLUTION
Friends of Earth International calls on President Obama to earn his Nobel
Angry Mermaid award to expose business lobby undermining climate action
First International Climate Justice Tribunal Started
climate talks regress
Rich Countries Try to Dodge Climate Obligations
Halt to Palm Oil Investments Welcomed
'Sustainable Palm Oil' advert false, says watchdog
Environmentalists Welcome World Bank President's Halt to Palm Oil Investments
Shell violates OECD Guidelines in the Philippines
Speechless novel Launched
European Union urged to reconsider its role in Central America
SHELL CLIMATE CRIMES EXPOSED IN NEW REPORT
US HOLDS U.N. CLIMATE NEGOTIATIONS HOSTAGE
climate crisis: Politicians must find just solutions
Carbon Offsetting Exposed as Con
NEW REPORT CASTS DOUBT OVER BIOFUELS ‘WONDER CROP’ JATROPHA
public warned over 'Green Soy' scam
new research reveals that shell is the world’s most carbon intensive oil company
a welcome shift in united nations views on food sovereignty
ShellGuilty Campaign Launched
photo competition winners announced
World Forests Rapidly Disappearing
Negative impacts of monoculture tree plantations on women
GM CROPS FEED BIOTECH GIANTS ONLY
‘biodiversity photo competition starts today
NIGERIA TO STOP COMPANIES FLARING GAS
Friends of the Earth International Calls for an End to the Violence in Gaza
 
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First International Climate Justice Tribunal Started

Cochabamba, Bolivia, October 14, 2009 – The first hearing of the International Climate Justice Tribunal was celebrated on October 13 and 14 in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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climate talks regress

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.

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Rich Countries Try to Dodge Climate Obligations

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.

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Halt to Palm Oil Investments Welcomed

Jakarta, Indonesia, September 11, 2009 -- Friends of the Earth International welcomed the announcement by the IFC, the World Bank's private sector arm, that it will stop all palm oil investments.

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'Sustainable Palm Oil' advert false, says watchdog

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.

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Environmentalists Welcome World Bank President's Halt to Palm Oil Investments

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.

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Shell violates OECD Guidelines in the Philippines

Amsterdam (The Netherlands) / Manila (Philippines), 31 August 2009 – The Dutch National Contact Point (NCP) today found Shell guilty of violating the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises at its oil depot in Manila, the Philippines.

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Speechless novel Launched

LONDON (UK) / AMSTERDAM (THE NETHERLANDS) -- August 17, 2009 – A passionate and purely visual world history graphic novel called 'Speechless' will be published on September 4, 2009.

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European Union urged to reconsider its role in Central America

Brussels, Belgium, July 1, 2009 - On the day that the European Union was expected to announce the suspension of its new free trade negotiations with Central America, Friends of the Earth International calls for an end to the process of free trade negotiations that the EU is promoting in Central America, and recommends a full reconsideration by the EU of its role in the region.

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SHELL CLIMATE CRIMES EXPOSED IN NEW REPORT

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.[1]

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US HOLDS U.N. CLIMATE NEGOTIATIONS HOSTAGE

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.

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climate crisis: Politicians must find just solutions

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.

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Carbon Offsetting Exposed as Con

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.

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NEW REPORT CASTS DOUBT OVER BIOFUELS ‘WONDER CROP’ JATROPHA

LONDON (UK) / MBABANE (SWAZILAND), 28 May 2009 -- Biofuels produced from the crop jatropha may be competing with food production for land and water, according to a new report released today by two Friends of the Earth groups as the Jatropha World Summit begins in Ghana.

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public warned over 'Green Soy' scam

CAMPINAS (BRAZIL), BRUSSELS (BELGIUM), 27 May 2009 ­- A new initiative to re-brand the intensive and damaging farming of soy as 'responsible' is nothing short of green-wash and will con the public, said Friends of the Earth International today.

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new research reveals that shell is the world’s most carbon intensive oil company

London, May 19 – Research by four leading environmental organisations released today to coincide with Royal Dutch Shell’s Annual General Meeting, reveals the carbon intensity of the top international oil companies. Shell is now the most carbon intensive oil company in the world based on its total resources.

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a welcome shift in united nations views on food sovereignty

NEW YORK, MAY 14 2009 - Social and environmental organizations reacted positively to proposals by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter, during the 17th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development of the United Nations in New York. Schutter's proposals strongly echo the new production model that La Vía Campesina and Friends of the Earth International have been promoting for years.

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ShellGuilty Campaign Launched

NEW YORK CITY, USA, April 27, 2009 — Days after a judge confirmed Shell Oil will stand trial here May 26 on charges it was complicit in the murders of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Nigerian activists, environmental and human rights groups announced they have formed a global campaign to hold Shell accountable and demand that it stop gas flaring in Nigeria.

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photo competition winners announced

April 22, 2009 (Earth Day) -- The judges have made their choices for the 2009 Friends of the Earth International photo competition on the theme "Biodiversity Lost, Biodiversity Preserved."

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World Forests Rapidly Disappearing

ROME, ITALY, MARCH 16 -- In a reaction to the alarming data released today in the 2009 State of the World’s Forests report by the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), Friends of the Earth International and the Global Forest Coalition, two leading networks of environmental and Indigenous Peoples' Organisations, called on world governments to take immediate action to halt deforestation and forest degradation.

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