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2011

Friends of the Earth International press releases from 2011

Friends of the Earth International conference on hunger and agribusiness in Africa


DURBAN, SOUTH-AFRICA, July 15, 2011 – Friends of the Earth International is hosting a two-day conference on the threats of agribusiness in Africa, starting today in Durban, South-Africa. During the conference “Agribusiness and Hunger policies in Africa: who are the real beneficiaries?” [1], organisations from over 15 countries will analyse the threats of agribusiness expansion in Africa. They will work on strategies to resist agribusiness and promote real, people-based solutions to hunger.

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Stop farm land grabbing – hundreds of civil society groups call on the G20

PARIS, MONTEVIDEO, LONDON, June 20, 2011: Today, in advance of the G20 Agriculture Ministers meeting in Paris on June 22 - 23rd, hundreds of civil society groups are calling on G20 governments to halt all land grabs and return lands to communities with immediate effect.

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Friends of the Earth International celebrates 40 years of mobilization, resistance and transformation

Today Friends of the Earth International, the world's largest global grassroots federation of environmental groups, marks its 40th anniversary. Throughout the year we will celebrate, together with our member groups and supporters, all that we have achieved over the past forty years. Our anniversary is also an opportunity to look ahead to the next forty years and to stress the urgency of a global transformation towards environmentally sustainable and socially just societies.

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Report Reveals World Bank's Role in Fuelling Climate Chaos

BONN, GERMANY, June 11, 2011 – A new report released today by Friends of the Earth International during the UN climate talks in Bonn this week shows that the World Bank Group has been increasing its investments in fossil fuels and promoting corporate-led false solutions to climate change, including carbon trading, that serve to deepen rather than alleviate the current environmental crisis.

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Shell 'apologises' for worldwide damage in “erratum” to annual report

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS, May 17, 2011: During the Shell annual general assembly (AGM) in The Hague, today, Friends of the Earth International presented an “erratum” [1] to Shell’s 2010 annual report. In this spoof “erratum”, which was distributed among shareholders, Shell 'admits' that it is “causing a lot of unwanted and unnecessary damage” in its global oil-gas- and biofuels operations. The company also states that Shell “has learnt from these mistakes” and pledges to take “full responsibility to prevent and mitigate costs for the environment and people affected by our operations”.

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Barrick Gold clean up your act! Right to life over gold profits'

TORONTO (CANADA), April 27, 2011 – Today, during the annual general meeting (AGM) of mining company Barrick Gold in Toronto (Canada), Friends of the Earth International is supporting a loud call from communities around the world for a halt to gold mining and Barrick Gold's destructive practices. Campaigners are present at the meeting and join a protest rally outside the meeting venue.

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Shell breaks promises again and increases gas flaring in Nigeria

LAGOS (NIGERIA)/AMSTERDAM (NETHERLANDS), April 19, 2011 - Despite promises made by Shell since the 1990s to stop flaring the 'associated' gas released in oil production in Nigeria, the oil concern flared more gas in 2010 than it did in 2009 in the West African country. This has come to light from the sustainability report brought out by Shell last week.

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FRIENDS OF THE EARTH INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES APPEAL AS SITUATION IN JAPAN DETERIORATES

TOKYO/ AMSTERDAM, March 16, 2011 – Friends of the Earth International expresses its sincere sympathy and solidarity with the people affected by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters in Japan.

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cracks widen in biotech industry myths

AMSTERDAM / BRUSSELS / MONTEVIDEO / BENIN CITY, 22 February 2011 - Governments are being forced to protect farmers and citizens from genetically modified crops (GM crops) to combat biotech corporations’ stranglehold over farmers, and health scares from escalating pesticide use, according to a new report by Friends of the Earth International. [1]

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Shell under scrutiny for Nigerian situation again

THE HAGUE (NETHERLANDS), 25 January 2011 - Oil giant Shell will again be under scrutiny for the environmental and social impacts of its Nigerian operations. Tomorrow, the Dutch parliament will hold a hearing on Shell’s activities in Nigeria. Today, Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands) and Friends of the Earth International have with Amnesty International filed a joint complaint [1] with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for Shell's unjust claims that almost all oil leaks in the Niger Delta are due to sabotage.

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BIOFUEL “WONDER-CROP” JATROPHA FAILS TO DELIVER

BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)/ABUJA (NIGERIA) January 21, 2011 – The much-touted biofuel crop jatropha is neither a profitable nor a sustainable investment, according to a new report released by Friends of the EarthInternational today.

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