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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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Friends of Earth International calls on President Obama to earn his Nobel

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.

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Angry Mermaid award to expose business lobby undermining climate action

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.

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'CERTIFIED' PALM OIL NOT A SOLUTION

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.

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Rich countries scheme to ditch Kyoto targets

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.

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We can feed the planet and save the world

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.

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Two million want climate justice in copenhagen

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. [1]

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40% domestic emissions cuts in europe by 2020: feasible and affordable

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.

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Leaked Copenhagen accord text profoundly unjust

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:

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Europe must commit to at least 40% reductions by 2020 without offsetting

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.

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Obama to Receive Prize Based on Promise He Has Failed to Keep

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.

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Public vote closes on Sunday for angry mermaid award

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.

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Climate Capsule: People from around the world demand climate justice now

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.

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Five thousand people Flood Copenhagen for Climate Justice

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.

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Statement on police tactics in Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK -- Commenting on police tactics in Copenhagen Saturday 12 December, Palle Bendsen of NOAH / Friends of the Earth Denmark said:

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Africa moves to stop rich country power grab and protect kyoto targets

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:

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The angry mermaid winner is...

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.

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Friends of the Earth suspended from UN climate talks

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.

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Danish PM tries to derail UN climate talks; Friends of the Earth suspended from the conference

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.

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Copenhagen: A disaster for the world's poorest

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:

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UN Climate Conference closes without adopting 'Copenhagen accord'

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'.

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