2009 media archive
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, December 19, 2009 - On the day that the UN Climate talks officially closed, Friends of the Earth International warned against the false conclusion that the UN Climate Conference has adopted the 'Copenhagen Accord'.
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK -- Commenting on the failure of rich country governments to secure a strong and fair UN agreement to tackle climate change in Copenhagen, Nnimmo Bassey, Chair of Friends of the Earth International, said:
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, December 16, 2009 – Friends of the Earth International denounced today an attempt by the Danish Prime Minister to derail the U.N negotiations in favour of rich countries and condemned the exclusion of critical civil society voices -including Friends of the Earth- from the UN Climate conference.
COPENHAGEN -- Members of Friends of the Earth groups from around the world who arrived at the Bella Center this morning to take part as official observers in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiations taking place here were told that their badges were no longer valid.
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 -- Commenting on police tactics in Copenhagen Saturday 12 December, Palle Bendsen of NOAH / Friends of the Earth Denmark 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.
Copenhagen/Brussels, December 10, 2009 – Europe must commit to at least 40% reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 without offsetting, Friends of the Earth International urged ahead of a meeting of European Heads of State happening in parallel to the UN climate negotiations in Copenhagen.
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, 8 DECEMBER 2009: Commenting on a text drafted by the Danish Government which has been leaked today to the media Meena Raman, Honorary Secretary of Friends of the Earth Malaysia said:
Copenhagen, December 8 - The inadequacy and injustice of the emissions reduction targets the European Union is offering at crucial climate change negotiations in Copenhagen are put into perspective by research presented for the first time in Copenhagen tomorrow (Wednesday December 9), says Friends of the Earth International.
November 30, 2009, Copenhagen Denmark – More than two million supporters of Friends of the Earth International worldwide want the United Nations (UN) climate talks talking place from 7 to 18 December to become a milestone towards 'Climate Justice', but the chances of achieving a just and effective UN agreement in Copenhagen are extremely slim. 
LONDON (UK), November 11, 2009 -- We can produce enough food for everyone without intensifying farming while saving the planet from climate change and forest destruction, according to new research published by Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland and Compassion in World Farming.
BARCELONA, SPAIN, 6 November 2009 -- Rich countries are deliberately attempting to sidetrack UN climate negotiations towards a weak, ineffective politically binding agreement in Copenhagen – rather than fulfilling their legal obligations to agree ambitious new targets to slash their emissions – at the conclusion of the latest round of UN climate negotiations in Barcelona, warns Friends of the Earth International.
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA November 3, 2009 -- Certifying palm oil is not a solution to the environmental damage and human rights violations caused by oil palm plantations, said Friends of the Earth International today during the meeting of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in Malaysia.
November 2, 2009, Barcelona, Spain - As the last week of U.N climate negotiations before key Copenhagen talks begins today, Friends of the Earth International called on President Obama to earn the Nobel Prize he was given for his efforts to strengthen international diplomacy.
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.